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Old 02-15-2005, 12:34 PM   #1
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Hi,

I'm not sure where to post this, so if it's not in the right spot I apologize

I recently purchased a 2005 STi, this morning on the way to work I tried to spray the windshield, but no windshield washer fluid came out. I looked under the hood (briefly), but could not find anything disconnected, or fluid backing up? Is there some where I should look? Perhaps a fuse is blown? I know the wipers go on, but nothing sprays. I'm not sure if I heard the sprayer motor go on?

Any help would be greatly appreciated,

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Old 02-15-2005, 12:49 PM   #2
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well, with the key in the ON position but engine not running, push the sprayer button and see if the motor comes on. if not, then check the fuse (check it with a multimeter because sometimes they fail and don't give any visual indication of it). If the fuse is good, check the wiring - the green plug on the washer jug is the one to check...

if the pump DOES operate, check that there's nothing in the tank (like sand or grit or chunks of wood to clog the pump) and make sure the black rubber hose is connected to the jug and also where the hood meets the engine bay there's a black splice connector.

Have you waxed the car recently? Did you gum up the sprayer nozzles?
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Old 02-15-2005, 01:14 PM   #3
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The lines could be frozen as well. I know the blue stuff doesn't freeze, but if there were air pockets, or just a little bit of blue stuff in the line they can freeze up. The nozzle can also get iced up. The most important thing is to find out if the motor is really running or not. If it is, go to a hot water car wash and hose everything down. Get it squirting good, so everything is filled with washer fluid, and you should be good. This has happened on all of my vehicles at one time or another during the winter, present '04 WRX included.
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Old 02-16-2005, 01:48 AM   #4
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This may be a longshot, but are you pushing the button? When I got my WRX I tried to pull back the lever and of course nothing happened. I ended up going to the dealer only to have them show me that the the sprayer was controlled by the button at the end of the lever. I give them credit for not being condescending about it.

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Old 08-02-2005, 08:27 PM   #5
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Just experienced this problem. The hose for the wiper sprayers was getting pinched by the insulating strip around the hood when the hood was closed. Bad design.
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Old 08-02-2005, 10:33 PM   #6
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Old 08-02-2005, 11:38 PM   #7
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Nope. Pushed the button at the end of the stalk yesterday but nothing came out of the sprayers. Figured I was out of juice. When I got home, opened the hood only to find a nearly full reservoir. Closer examination of the hoses going from inside the engine bay to the washer sprayers revealed a couple of kinks where they were getting crushed by the insulation when the hood was closed. Moved them out of the way and carefully closed the hood, making sure that they didn't get trapped, and all was well.
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Old 08-03-2005, 12:37 AM   #8
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Good deal, same thing happened to our outback.
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Old 03-09-2006, 09:55 PM   #9
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Sorry about the thread ressurection, but I just completly confirmed that I am a retard.

-1 for not reading the owners manual
+1 for atleast searching

retarted but not lazy!!!
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