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Old 29th November 2005
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Now that its snowing and i need my windshield washer, it dont work. i know i had washer fluid in it because i had never used it over the summer, but just in case, i topped her off. i could not see any fluid in the tank, so i poured some in. it took 2 ounces and was full . im like, that isnt right. i took out the bolts around the front right body molding and looked. all of the hoses seem to be in the right spots although the left hose going out of the t joint looked a little bit ratty. i ran the windshield washer to see if i could find any leaks, but all i saw was a couple drops of washer fluid going down the side of the tank- cirtainly not a river and nothing came from the ratty hose.

I have already fixed the non squirting washer system before, but this time i think it may be more complicated than just a new hose clamp.

i was wondering if there was a connection behind the tank that i could not see or feel that could be leaking, or has my washer tank motor gone south? if so what should i be looking for?
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Old 30th November 2005
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sounds like one of the valves along the lines is blocked. i'd start at the T valve behind the passenger jet. unplug it and fire the jets. if you get water it's that valve if you don't you'll have to work your way back to the bottle one valve at a time.
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Can you actually hear the pump running when you pull the switch? I once had the actual switch go faulty. Also the pumps themselves can fail too.
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Question Good winter washer fluid?

Do you have good Prestone Winter washer fluid in there? I also live in New Hampshire and the temp has goten low enough to freze the blue stuff already!
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i can hear the washer motor running and the back window washes fine, just no headlights or windshield. inspection month is Dec, gotta get it fixed and also gotta get the muffler fixed- center rotted out.
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Yep mine does the same if I have cheap blue stuff in there. Rear washer frezes then down the road after car is warmed up it works again.


For New England and out salty roads get a muffler shop to put in a Stainless steel muffler that has the same inlet and outlet and outer diameter size.
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i just bought a new one over the internet from import specialists of america in new jersey. i mean the one that just broke spent ten years here on that car. i kind of doubt that it will make it ten more years, but lets hope. you dont see a lot of 85' 9000s driving around NH: they are all rotton through the door panels. my door panels just started to rust at the bottom front corner. the paint began chipping and the metal began to rust. so i took the bottom door seal off, and there was tons of water in there. CHECK THAT ON YOUR CAR! chances are it is rusting down there but you cannot see it yet. I taped around the rust spots and rustoleumized it. she dont look half bad b/c of the dark paint.
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