Windshield Wiper Fluid Not Working

Having working windshield wiper fluid sprayers is something you never think about until it’s too late.  When your windshield is streaked and you can’t see a thing, it’s too late to start thinking about why you might have windshield wiper fluid not working in your car.

Reasons Windshield Wiper Fluid Doesn’t Spray

  1. Clogged Nozzle
  2. Broken Hose
  3. Bad Washer Pump
  4. No Fluid

Clogged Nozzle

The washer nozzles on your car are either attached to the hood, the cowl or the wiper arms.  If you look at them up close you will see the small holes that can easily get clogged with grime and dirt.  If you don’t use your windshield washing system often these holes can clog keeping the system from spraying. You can try cleaning the nozzles or simply replace them as they are often inexpensive and easy to access.

Broken Hose

There is a small rubber hose running from the washer pump to the nozzles that can easily become disconnected or broken due to old age or freezing washer fluid.  Usually about half of the hose is easily visible so you can check it under the hood, but the other half of the hose will be hidden behind your inner fender. Try parking the car in a try garage and running the windshield washer pump for 10 to 20 seconds and looking for where the fluid is running out to help find the break in the hose.

Bad Washer Pump

If your washer pump is broken due to old age, damage or freezing washer fluid it will stop your windshield washing system from working.  If you have a bad pump and try to test mentioned above you won’t find any washer fluid dripping from your car.

No Fluid

It might seem obvious but the most common cause of your windshield wiper fluid not working is actually just being out of washer fluid.  Many vehicles do not have a warning light letting you know you’re low on fluid so you can easily run out without knowing it. If you find yourself out of windshield washer fluid, skip the huge jugs of washer fluid at the grocery store and head to your local auto parts store to pick up BlueDevil Windshield Washer Concentrate.

You can find BlueDevil Windshield Washer Concentrate at one of your local auto parts stores like:

  • AutoZone
  • Advance Auto Parts
  • Bennett Auto Supply
  • CarQuest Auto Parts
  • NAPA Auto Parts
  • O’Reilly Auto Parts
  • Pep Boys
  • Fast Track
  • Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts Specialists
  • S&E Quick Lube Distributor
  • DYK Automotive
  • Fisher Auto Parts stores
  • Auto Plus Auto Parts stores
  • Hovis Auto & Truck Supply stores
  • Salvo Auto Parts
  • Advantage Auto Stores
  • Genuine Auto Parts stores
  • Bond Auto Parts stores
  • Tidewater Fleet Supply
  • Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts
  • Any Part Auto Parts
  • Consumer Auto Parts

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