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any one got any ideas if my washer fluid pump is dead, because my washer fluid no longer pumps water. However a co worker of mine was blowing air into the reservoir and water started to come out of the spouts. Is it just dirt in the reservoir or is the pump dead?
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Can you hear the pump motor running?

You can view the wiring diagrams that I posted here All windows stopped working

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i cant hear the pump working, but i was told it was clogged with debris
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It sounds like a simple repair. Much better than a defective pump motor or other electrical issues.

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The pump will let water flow though, that's normal. Unplug and plug the harness back in the pump sometimes the connection gets dirty. If you can't get it to run it's the pump. The pump is just press fit into the tank, it will pop out and you can put in the new one. It's pretty simple, the tank is held in with 2 - 10mm bolts then it just lifts right out after you unplug the pump harnesses and hoses.

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thx for the help! ill give the repair a shot!
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any one got any ideas if my washer fluid pump is dead, because my washer fluid no longer pumps water. However a co worker of mine was blowing air into the reservoir and water started to come out of the spouts. Is it just dirt in the reservoir or is the washer pump dead?
Listen for a humming sound to determine whether the windshield washer motor is operative. Open the hood and ask a friend to listen while you turn on the windshield washer. If you don't hear any sound, check the fuses.

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Good info, having problems with my front wiper pump not working at the moment; will investigate because I need it going as I'm in Saskatchewan winter now!
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I've got a 2008 Forester XT. The rear window washer doesn't work. The water reservoir is under the battery and I assume the motors are attached tot hat reservoir. Where are the motors located? I can't see them by pulling the undercarriage panels aside. What's the trick?
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I've got a 2008 Forester XT. The rear window washer doesn't work. The water reservoir is under the battery and I assume the motors are attached tot hat reservoir. Where are the motors located? I can't see them by pulling the undercarriage panels aside. What's the trick?
The trick is to top off the fluid, most likely. The rear pump is located above the level of the front pump on the reservoir, and when the fluid level drops too low, the rear will stop working while the front can still draw fluid.

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