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YO,

My windshield wiper fluid doesn't shoot out. I don't know if it ever did, but there's water in the tank and the hoses are attached etc. what's up with it not working?
 

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Just tested if any of the hoses are clogged. NO. put my finger over the little sucker thing that gets the water out of the tank, and yes i could feel it sucking trying to get water, but it doesn't come out of the hoses that shoot it to the windshield.
 

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Then it is leaking somewhere....... Cracked hose....... Put water in it, and run it for a while and see if/where it leaks......
 

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The nozzles themselves could be clogged as well. Make sure they are good too!
 

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they're not. I unplugged the hose to the actual nozzles, and you would see water coming out of it, but it's not. I don't think there is a leak, because the fluid level stays consistant.
 

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Im saying there could be a crack in a hose and it could be leaking..... wether or not it goes to the ground....... Or an insect or something like that could have made a home.......
 

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My suggestion would be to remove the existing hoses and go to like a Home Depot and get the same size hozing and 'rewire' the washer fluid lines. That may be easier than all this guesswork IMHO
 

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But fluid does not shoot out if you unplug it from the fitting from the nozzle??? (not having it shoot out the nozzle)......
 

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elwesso said:
But fluid does not shoot out if you unplug it from the fitting from the nozzle??? (not having it shoot out the nozzle)......
nope, no shooting out of the nozzles.
 

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I think there is some miscommunication going on, so let me do a quick recap.....

When you unplug the hose from the motor, it sprays (so the motor is good)...... When you plug the hose back into the pump, it gues but nothing comes from the nozzles...... What happens when you unplug the hose feeding the nozzles??? Any spay-age???
 

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elwesso said:
I think there is some miscommunication going on, so let me do a quick recap.....

When you unplug the hose from the motor, it sprays (so the motor is good)...... When you plug the hose back into the pump, it gues but nothing comes from the nozzles...... What happens when you unplug the hose feeding the nozzles??? Any spay-age???
Ok, i put my finger over the suction hose that goes into the tank of fluid, and feel a little pressure. I put it back in. I unplug the hoses from the actual pump that go to the nozzles that squirt out the water onto the windshield... Nothing.
 

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Ok, i put my finger over the suction hose that goes into the tank of fluid, and feel a little pressure. I put it back in. I unplug the hoses from the actual pump that go to the nozzles that squirt out the water onto the windshield... Nothing.
Well if you remove the hoses from the pump and get nothing then you need a new washer pump!
 

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MMNineInchNails said:
and thus it'll never work again....
How do you figure? Just replace the pump!
 

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How do you figure? Just replace the pump!
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.
 

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Im sure you could get creative and rig something up...... Maybe get a marine bilge pump, and then hook it up to the nozzles...... A pump is like 19........
 

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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.
 

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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..
 

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Then you may just try and take apart the pump and clean it out!!!! At worst you'll have replace the pump, so at least trying wouldnt hurt......
 
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