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      10-21-2014, 05:52 PM   #1
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Windshield and headlight washers not working after water pump replacement...

As title states, ever since I had my water pump replaced, the headlight washers and windshield washers have no longer functioned. When I press to activate them, i hear the pump trying but no fluid comes out despite the the washer fluid is topped off, just a few bubbles out of one windshield nozzle.
Not sure if theres a clog somewhere in the system and since I'm not familiar with it I'm not certain where to even begin trying to pull hoses apart to find where the block may be.
If anyone can give me feed back or suggestions that may be familiar with this issue it'd be much appreciated.
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      10-21-2014, 07:30 PM   #2
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Was it working before the water pump replacement? And did the dealer top off the reservoir and you just noticed it wasn't working? I made the mistake of letting my reservoir run dry and it clogged. Thankfully it was replaced under warranty. There is absolutely no reason for the dealer to remove or even touch the windshield washer system when replacing the water pump. At a minimum, make sure they didn't put radiator fluid in the reservoir by mistake. Believe it or not, crazier things have happened.
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      10-21-2014, 07:53 PM   #3
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Was it working before the water pump replacement? And did the dealer top off the reservoir and you just noticed it wasn't working? I made the mistake of letting my reservoir run dry and it clogged. Thankfully it was replaced under warranty. There is absolutely no reason for the dealer to remove or even touch the windshield washer system when replacing the water pump. At a minimum, make sure they didn't put radiator fluid in the reservoir by mistake. Believe it or not, crazier things have happened.
A gentleman who works at a local dealer and owns a shop on the side did the work for me because I'm out of warranty. Figured I try to remedy to prob in the driveway myself if it's easy before having to drive elsewhere. It worked before just fine.
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      10-21-2014, 09:30 PM   #4
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I did my water pump myself. As far as I know I didn't even come close to anything that should affect the washer fluid.
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      10-21-2014, 09:36 PM   #5
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I did my water pump myself. As far as I know I didn't even come close to anything that should affect the washer fluid.
Damn... So idk why all of a sudden it stopped working. Guess I'm going to have to play around with the system and figure it out. Going to have to see if I find a diagram of some sort of the setup to know what to mess with.
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      10-21-2014, 10:18 PM   #6
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From related research I have been doing about the washer system (my nozzles start to dribble due to pressure in the system when the washer fluid heats up. Tried to see if there was a vent to find to unclog), the headlight pump is different than the nozzle pumps, but both are attached to the tank.

I would make sure that the headlight ones are actually not firing at all, since if they are, then that at least points you in a direction.

The tank should be on the passenger side under the front wheel liner.
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      10-21-2014, 11:51 PM   #7
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From related research I have been doing about the washer system (my nozzles start to dribble due to pressure in the system when the washer fluid heats up. Tried to see if there was a vent to find to unclog), the headlight pump is different than the nozzle pumps, but both are attached to the tank.

I would make sure that the headlight ones are actually not firing at all, since if they are, then that at least points you in a direction.

The tank should be on the passenger side under the front wheel liner.
Well then based on that, since neither head light nor windshield nozzles are being fed water, issue has to be prior to the distribution of fluid to the two separate pumps. Thanks for the info, I'll try taking care of this this weekend and update this thread for anyone who runs into this issue themselves.
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      10-22-2014, 09:44 AM   #8
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My brother had this issue on his 135, I believe it ended up being material buildup on the filter inside the tank that needed to be cleaned out. Once the little plastic filter was clean it worked fine
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My brother had this issue on his 135, I believe it ended up being material buildup on the filter inside the tank that needed to be cleaned out. Once the little plastic filter was clean it worked fine
sweet I'll check that first then... was it easily accessible?
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      10-22-2014, 12:27 PM   #10
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sweet I'll check that first then... was it easily accessible?
Its behind the passenger side front fender. The wheel will have to be taken off, then the wheel tub
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sweet I'll check that first then... was it easily accessible?
Its behind the passenger side front fender. The wheel will have to be taken off, then the wheel tub
Fun times, thanks boss.
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