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Old 04-25-2009, 02:35 PM   #1
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Default Help troubleshoot windshield washer

I recently purchased a 2005 WRX and have since noticed that the windshield washer wont spray fluid. I checked the fuse and it was good so I changed the pump thinking that with 70K miles it may have just gone out, no big deal.

After changing the pump it still didn't work. I checked the pump by take the ground directly to the battery which engaged the pump spraying fluid. I do have +12V going to it so I assume that the switch (toggle) connects ground not VCC. Any one have any suggestions as to what I can do to trouble shoot this, I travel a lot and the bugs are starting to get bad! Note: Yellow/Blk wire to power.

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Old 04-25-2009, 03:26 PM   #2
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pulling the stalk to you is a "wipe clean" mode (no wash) - pressing the button on the stalk activates the washer... I guess you knew that, but I forgot one time and was pulling the stalk wondering why the stoopid WW wouldn't work... my problem was between the steering wheel and the seat.
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Old 04-25-2009, 07:04 PM   #3
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the hose getting pinched on the strut top when the hood is closed is a common thing with this
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Old 04-26-2009, 01:09 AM   #4
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oh my god i cant say that i have EVER had such a loong and more true blonde moment in my life! There is a BUTTON!!!!!! I seriously never saw that.... I guess thats the military training in me - - "If it ain't broke, fix it till it is!"

I just walked down after reading DustinTarditi's comment and low and behold it works like a charm, thanks man. hope everyone gets a good laugh from this one!
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Old 04-26-2009, 02:20 AM   #5
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Put a different hose on it. See if it still fails to spray.

If you have voltage and fluid. You have a bad pump, likely a bad seal on the veins. If you go to the dealer. Expect to pay $100.

I have a $10 fix.

Go to the junkyard. Find a pump in almost any japanese car. It's likely the same type of pump and will work with no mod needed. The rear pump on the wagon is a bit different. Yet will work if rewired. Spent $10 and even got the wire and clip. I pulled mine from a 90 legacy.


Hope that helps.
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