Electrical Technical Information Discussion, Windshield Wiper FLUID in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; Originally Posted by 2dfx
How do you figure? Just replace the pump!
Because I don't care enough to spend money ...
Because I don't care enough to spend money on it. Maybe some other time when I need it. I coasted my car around barily able to see though the windshield because it had a huge layer of dust on it, and I was fine.
I've been watching this thread just to see where it was going. I'm not that familiar with 60's vintage Caddys but as I recall, the pump is a mechanical unit located on the front of the wiper motor. Those pumps are notorious for going bad. They're cheap and easy to replace or you COULD replace the whole system with an aftermarket inline electric pump and a switch.
Automobile(s): 1995 ETC, 75 Deville, Cad500 powered 73 Apollo, 94 Mark VIII
This happened to my 75 Deville, I replaced the pump and it worked fine, then I opened up the old pump to look at it and it turned out it was blocked by a piece of plastic. This doesn't really help, but I'm just saying..