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OceanLiner

Windshield washer problem

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I have a 2001 Boxster with a windshield washer that suddenly stopped working after I filled the washer container.

Has anyone experienced washer failure and if so, how should I repair it?

Thanks

Bob

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I am having a similar problem. I filled the washer fluid and started the car. Now I have a washer indicator light on the dash and no fluid spraying on the window. I can hear the motor trying to pump the fluid but no liquid comes out. The wipers are operating normally otherwise.

Any thoughts?

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I have a 2000 and it just started happening to me as well. I can hear the motor going, but no fluid coming out.

Ideas would be appreciated.

Mike.

Any solutions for this as of yet? My 99 boxster is now having the same problem. However, it used to intermittently send out fluids at random times when I try to use it, but only for one squirt or two. Now it's not working at all. I would think it's clogged somewhere, but I really have no idea how to access any of the hosing system.

Any ideas? I was thinking about checking the fuse (is there one for it?)

Any help appreciated, thanks.

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If you can hear the washer motor, let someone operate the stalk and look in the battery area, probably a water valve leak you can press the valve back together

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I have a 2000 and it just started happening to me as well. I can hear the motor going, but no fluid coming out.

Ideas would be appreciated.

Mike.

Any solutions for this as of yet? My 99 boxster is now having the same problem. However, it used to intermittently send out fluids at random times when I try to use it, but only for one squirt or two. Now it's not working at all. I would think it's clogged somewhere, but I really have no idea how to access any of the hosing system.

Any ideas? I was thinking about checking the fuse (is there one for it?)

Any help appreciated, thanks.

The most common cause of this failure is simply that the rubber hose slipped off the nipple from the washer fluid tank. It happened in my car a few months ago as well. To fix this issue, turn your steering wheel all the way to the left (to get more access to the rear of the driver's front wheel well liner). You then need to partially remove the rear part of the driver's side front wheel well liner. There are a few plastic nuts and a plastic rivet that you'll need to remove, and then the wheel liner slides out. Once you peel back the wheel liner, you will see that there is a black rubber hose that connects to a nipple on the washer fluid tank. Reconnect this hose to the nipple, and secure it with a small hose clamp (so that you don't have this issue again).

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Are there any instructions on removing the actual tank? Because I am trying to do so, to inspect my leak on the tank, but I can't get it loose, and I believe I have all of the bolts off, but there is a rubber plug-ish thing that seems to be holding it to the fender from behind the tank near that junction.

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I have a 2000 and it just started happening to me as well. I can hear the motor going, but no fluid coming out.

Ideas would be appreciated.

Mike.

Any solutions for this as of yet? My 99 boxster is now having the same problem. However, it used to intermittently send out fluids at random times when I try to use it, but only for one squirt or two. Now it's not working at all. I would think it's clogged somewhere, but I really have no idea how to access any of the hosing system.

Any ideas? I was thinking about checking the fuse (is there one for it?)

Any help appreciated, thanks.

The most common cause of this failure is simply that the rubber hose slipped off the nipple from the washer fluid tank. It happened in my car a few months ago as well. To fix this issue, turn your steering wheel all the way to the left (to get more access to the rear of the driver's front wheel well liner). You then need to partially remove the rear part of the driver's side front wheel well liner. There are a few plastic nuts and a plastic rivet that you'll need to remove, and then the wheel liner slides out. Once you peel back the wheel liner, you will see that there is a black rubber hose that connects to a nipple on the washer fluid tank. Reconnect this hose to the nipple, and secure it with a small hose clamp (so that you don't have this issue again).

Agree, this is what happened to me. My tank kept running dry and I figured I had a crack. Filled it up but I found fluid far from the tank. Someone must have done some maintenance and forgot to connect the hoses in 2 spots.

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