I suspect this is hopeless but thought I'd ask.
Rear window washer on 2012 Nissan Versa doesn't spray water. I can hear
pump motor run. Windshield washers work fine. I'm told both get water from
same tank. I cleared out hole in outlet over the window. I'm left thinking
it's a clogged line between water tank or pump and outlet. From what I can
tell tracing the line or replacing it looks pretty hopeless if you're not
very familiar with such things.
Any thoughts or live with dirty window? I'm pretty sure repair shop would
charge $100+ to fix it.
You know it's time to clean the refrigerator
when something closes the door from the inside.
What's the temperature? Any chance that line had fluid in it w/o
adequate deicer and it's just frozen?
Other than that, find pull both ends free and see if can blow it out w/
compressed air from one end or t'other...have somebody hold a finger
over the opposite end or otherwise arrange to tell what happens, if
After that, the two likelies are probably first a break/split, second a
I've had some considerable success in finding such aracana searching
u-tube--amazing what somebody has already done and taken the trouble to
post. Otherwise you're at the mercy of a shop at least explaining the
tube routing or showing you a service manual or buying one or just
It's a long way from the washer tank to the rear window. Let the pump run
for a couple of minutes so that the fluid has a chance to reach the rear.
If you still get nothing, you could have a bad pump, a clogged hose, or a
leak. Or you may be doing something dumb, have you read the Owner's Manual?
I think 2012 is too new to have a clogged water line unless there was
some kind of trash in your water tank. My 2006 Scion xB rear window
washer still works well.
Before giving up, I would look for two solenoid valves that control flow
to front and rear rear windows. They might be located near the pump,
which you can hear running. The rear valve may be defective or have a
loose electrical connection. That would also be a good place to look
for a disconnected tube.
I presume it's the hatchback model you're talking about? If so, its
shop manual chapter covering the front and rear wipers can be found here:
It shows how to access and replace the rear washer tube and nozzle.
ProTip: if you own a car, try to get your hands on the manufacturer's
shop manual for your specific make and year. Also, look for owner
forums online for that specific model. Those are your two best free
resources for troubleshooting and advice.
On Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 4:31:30 PM UTC-5, Moe DeLoughan wrote:
Did he disappear? He should send you a bottle of scotch for that....
I'm amazed at all the car repair stuff that's out there online, posted,
for free or being sold for a few bucks. IDK how they get away with it,
you'd think the owners would go after them. Especially on Ebay. I see
guys selling BMW service manuals on CD, that appear to be from BMW all over
the place for peanuts. Recently I learned there are guys in Romania
and similar selling the dealer PC based diagnostic software too that
lets you read, program all the computers on the car.....
On Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 5:09:21 PM UTC-5, Gordon Shumway wrote:
My chevy van has one washer bottle but has 2 pumps.
The rear washer quit working.
I couldhear the pump run, but no fluid.
found the rear pumps motor ran but it produced no fluid.......
new pump fixed it
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