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Old 31 Mar 2004, 07:54 pm
David Smith
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Default Windshield washer fluid problem

The windshield washer fluid in my 1998 Civic will not work. I push the lever
to dispense the fluid but nothing happens, just like the bottle is dry. Even
after I filled it up, same thing...

What usually causes this? It can't be too complicated...

Thanks,


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Old 31 Mar 2004, 07:59 pm
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Default Re: Windshield washer fluid problem

Try using a needle to clean out the nozzles.

"David Smith" <davidsamuelsmith@roadrunner.nf.net> wrote in message
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> The windshield washer fluid in my 1998 Civic will not work. I push the

lever
> to dispense the fluid but nothing happens, just like the bottle is dry.

Even
> after I filled it up, same thing...
>
> What usually causes this? It can't be too complicated...
>
> Thanks,
>
>



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Old 31 Mar 2004, 11:25 pm
'Curly Q. Links'
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Default Re: Windshield washer fluid problem

David Smith wrote:
>
> The windshield washer fluid in my 1998 Civic will not work. I push the lever
> to dispense the fluid but nothing happens, just like the bottle is dry. Even
> after I filled it up, same thing...
>
> What usually causes this? It can't be too complicated...
>
> Thanks,


========================

Suggested checklist:

1 Does the motor run? If not, fuse / connector problem. See Owner's
Manual.
2 Remove a hose (ahead of nozzle) and see if water squirts out.
3 If not, suck on hose to be sure one-way valve isn't dried out (my
Odyssey had that problem)
4 You might have to apply vacuum (suck) for a minute or two if valve is
dry. Once it gets wet, it's cured.

'Curly'
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Old 01 Apr 2004, 12:53 am
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"Ernest Cassirer" <erncass@foxinternet.net> wrote in message
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> Try using a needle to clean out the nozzles.
>
> "David Smith" <davidsamuelsmith@roadrunner.nf.net> wrote in message
> news:c4fsnr$jnp$1@nntp-stjh-01-01.rogers.nf.net...
> > The windshield washer fluid in my 1998 Civic will not work. I push the

> lever
> > to dispense the fluid but nothing happens, just like the bottle is dry.

> Even
> > after I filled it up, same thing...
> >
> > What usually causes this? It can't be too complicated...
> >
> > Thanks,


And also make sure the there are no leaks in the hoses under the hood. Mine
were bitten by a squirrel and they were leaking so no water reached the
nozzles. I replaced the nozzles and everything went back to normal.

--Viktor


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Old 01 Apr 2004, 03:31 am
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"electricked" <no_emails_please> wrote in message
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>
> "Ernest Cassirer" <erncass@foxinternet.net> wrote in message
> news:OHKac.1508$Wc4.4666@bcandid.telisphere.com...
> > Try using a needle to clean out the nozzles.
> >
> > "David Smith" <davidsamuelsmith@roadrunner.nf.net> wrote in message
> > news:c4fsnr$jnp$1@nntp-stjh-01-01.rogers.nf.net...
> > > The windshield washer fluid in my 1998 Civic will not work. I push the

> > lever
> > > to dispense the fluid but nothing happens, just like the bottle is

dry.
> > Even
> > > after I filled it up, same thing...
> > >
> > > What usually causes this? It can't be too complicated...
> > >
> > > Thanks,

>
> And also make sure the there are no leaks in the hoses under the hood.

Mine
> were bitten by a squirrel and they were leaking so no water reached the
> nozzles. I replaced the nozzles and everything went back to normal.
>
> --Viktor


Meant to say "replaced the hoses and everything went back to normal."

--Viktor


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