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Gregs X

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Hey guys, my front wipers do not turn on, they will work if I push in the arm for windshield washer fluid. No fluid comes out but I do here the pump running. The rear wiper works fine as well as fluid for the washing mode does spray the fluid out. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated
 






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The multifunction (Wiper) switch is probably bad. Very common problem on Second Gen. Explorers.
 






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Thanks DJ, I got one from the junkyard for 20 dollars, my wipers are working, but my windshield washer pump isn't. I hear it, but nothing sprays out on the windshield
 






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Thanks DJ, I got one from the junkyard for 20 dollars, my wipers are working, but my windshield washer pump isn't. I hear it, but nothing sprays out on the windshield

Check under the hood. The same thing happened to me a while ago when the T connector literally snapped.

The pump has one hose that gets connected to a T connector, that sends it to the 2 squirters.

That T breaks sometimes, and just sprays washer fluid ALL over your engine. :D
Check that.
 






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