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Old 01-25-2013, 05:08 PM   #1
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Just got my 2012 F-150 FX4 Screw. It has around 6500 miles on it. When i push the window washer fluid button the wipers go but no fluid comes out. The reservoir is full? Any suggestions?
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:43 PM   #2
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Bad pump. Pump is unplugged. Plugged nozzles. Kinked line.
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Where are you located? If it's pretty cold I'd say your fluid is frozen. If it's above 30 you may have a blown fuse or bad pump.
I'm not sure what fluid Ford uses but mine froze here in Oklahoma when we hit the teens one night.
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Did you check if there's any fluid in there? Also, it might be frozen, epsecially if it's not a "winter blend"
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Pump and connections are usually in the bottom of the fluid container. If you suspect a lline etc it is easy to take out and apply 12v to the pump to see if its working
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It hasnt been above 32 since i have owned it. Maybe its frozen.
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Add some isopropyl alcohol
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Turn the key on but don't start the engine. Have someone at the drivers seat, open the hood and have them hit the washer button. Do you hear the pump running? If so it's a blocked/loose line or frozen.
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Pump wont flow if its frozen.
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Just an fyi...but i know the dealer i work at, waters down their windshield washer fluid 70water/30 fluid. Stuff freezes quickly. Not sure if that's what's going on with yours...just a thought.
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