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Old December 14th, 2010, 10:46 PM
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Washer Fluid not working

When I push the washer button nothing comes out. The wipers go on but nothing else happens. My fluid is full but the line from the reservoir is dry.

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Old December 15th, 2010, 02:45 AM
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Be gentle, at your age things don't work as they used to. Does it really matter though? Even with fluid on the windshield the wipers have about the same effectiveness as you're seeing now.

On a serious note, this has happened to me before. I just had to keep pushing/holding down the button which I assume primed the system and made it work.
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Old December 15th, 2010, 06:34 AM
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When I push the washer button nothing comes out. The wipers go on but nothing else happens. My fluid is full but the line from the reservoir is dry.

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Old December 15th, 2010, 06:37 AM
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That happens to me from time to time. My nozzle was clogged. Try sticking a paperclip is the nozzle holes to clear it out.
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Old December 15th, 2010, 08:43 AM
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I'm looking forward to your resolution of this issue.

Mine doesn't squirt worth a hoot...go ahead, insert inappropriate age related joke here...

The lines are clear, I can blow compressed air through them all day long.

The pump works, I've had the resevoir / pump assembly out on the bench and it seems to move an appropriate amount of water.

I swapped the f / r pumps ('97 SW) and the rear still works fine, the front still ... not so much.

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Old December 15th, 2010, 09:25 AM
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There is a little one way valve in the line who's job it is to stop the fluid running back into the reservoir, thus making the fluid come out faster (does not need to prime the line each time). This can become a zero way valve. Easy to test this - just remove and see if it now works.

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Old December 15th, 2010, 10:25 AM
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I just had the problem, The wire to the pump in the engine bay was oxidized. A little bit of sand paper fixed it... Unplug the pump connector at the pump. Then check if you have power at the pump end of the power cable when you press the button (requires 2 persons to do !).
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Old December 15th, 2010, 10:32 AM
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I recently replaced the little filter and the tubing to the squirter and now it squirts fluid over the windshield!
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Old December 15th, 2010, 10:55 AM
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now it squirts fluid over the windshield!
That's always the best when people are tailgating you. Maybe not awesome with the ST off, though.
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Old December 15th, 2010, 11:13 AM
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Will try all this today. If it doesn't work I will give the truck flomax
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Old December 15th, 2010, 12:14 PM
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Hah! Just make sure it doesn't go up a hill to fast and pass out!
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Old December 15th, 2010, 12:32 PM
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Barry stop posting problems with your Hummer on a Land Rover forum
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Old December 15th, 2010, 01:28 PM
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Barry stop posting problems with your Hummer on a Land Rover forum
Well it does have Toyota axles from the Prius so he could possibly have valid questions to the guys who put toyota axles on their trucks.
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Old December 15th, 2010, 01:40 PM
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no no there are no issues with my hummer. This is all about my 90. I want to make it perfect before I sell it and drive my hummer full time
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I screwed around with this a bit yesterday. Line has fluid in it but when I push the wash all I hear is the wipers going. I guess I need someone to press it and then I can look to see if the fluid is moving in the line.

Does the little motor typcially go? I have a fear of there being a short in the lines going to it.

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I screwed around with this a bit yesterday. Line has fluid in it but when I push the wash all I hear is the wipers going. I guess I need someone to press it and then I can look to see if the fluid is moving in the line.

Does the little motor typcially go? I have a fear of there being a short in the lines going to it.
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Old January 2nd, 2011, 08:37 PM
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just put power to it and see what happens.

just put power to it and see what happens.
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Old January 2nd, 2011, 08:47 PM
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the motor you mean? I have one of those little tools where you touch it to a positive power source and ground the back and if there is power the tool lights up. I tried that and nothing happened but I might have been doing it incorrectly and I am not sure if power goes to it unless you are pushing the wash button.
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No power unless you are pushing the wash button, lift the wipers off the screen and hold the button pressed with duck tape ...
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not a ba idea. thanks
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Old January 2nd, 2011, 09:23 PM
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Don't you live with a girl or have a single friend who can push the washer fluid button?! Maybe post in the Wanted section for a friend...
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