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#1 Old 09-23-2006, 01:33 PM
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No fluid coming out of windshield wiper nozzles

Searched the forum - saw issues with this when there is cold weather but in my case today it is 90 degrees in Houston.

Anyhow, nothing is coming out of the nozzles when I pull the lever. At first a small amount of liquid came out for one or two pulls and then nothing. I can hear the motor working and the fluid level is at max in the reservior so ??? Any ideas? Is a trip to the local Nissan dealer in my future?
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Take a pin and make sure the nozzles are clear.

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Ok, tried that. Nothing happened but a tiny amount of fluid leaked from each nozzle.
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The same pump services both the front and rear washers. To ensure the pump is working correctly I suggest you operate the rear washer and check if the flow is strong.

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Good suggestion njjoe.

If it is working out the rear, then open your hood and disconnect the hose from the nozel. If it comes out of the hose then you have nozel issues. (Hmmm sounds a bit personal.)

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The same pump services both the front and rear washers. To ensure the pump is working correctly I suggest you operate the rear washer and check if the flow is strong.

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Well. I learned something new tonight. I can wash my rear window. Unfortunately I also learned that my rear nozzle does not work either (no flow). This is an '06 vehicle. Stumped why a feature such as this would fail so early.

Again, symptoms are no fluid from the nozzles. I hear motors whirring when I press forward on the lever for front and back for rear. Fluid reservoir is full. Hmm...
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If you can hear the pump running and there is no flow, then you could have one or more of the following problems:

- The pump has failed (bad impeller)
- The intake is clogged
- The reservoir is not properly vented and the pump cannot draw against a vacuum.
- The lines have become disconnected from the pump (if this was the case you would see water under the car)

The good news is that you have an '06 which means you can have this repaired under warranty.

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I will now sheepishly admit that I incorrectly identified the washer fluid reservoir. This may have been since the cap was missing... ..and I'm not to bright sometimes.. but I digress. Boo Nissan service for failing to put it back on.

Filled it up - the rear wiper made a feeble effort with two or three squirts and then nothing. Front nozzle squirted out a negligible amount on the drivers side.. again that was it. No worky - which seems strange to me since the problem now appeared to be lack of fluid. Ah well.

Anyhow, the owners manual indicatd there should be a low fluid indicator.. Is this only with certain packages? My container was empty but I didn't see any warning light.
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My guess is that you have burned out the pump by running it dry.

The low washer fluid warning lamp is standard equipment on all MOs.

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My guess is that you have burned out the pump by running it dry.

The low washer fluid warning lamp is standard equipment on all MOs.

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So if the pump is burned out would I still hear a whirring when I actuated the lever?
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So if the pump is burned out would I still hear a whirring when I actuated the lever?
Yes, if it is the pump's impeller that failed.

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No, if pump burnt out you would not hear anything. If impeler failed you would hear noise but not fluid coming out of the system

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So how easy is it to burn one of these things up? I did not see any indication of a "low fluid warning light" so ?
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I do not know. Never happened to me.

"Low level fluid" only tells you run out of fluid....meaning you need to add some...

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I do not know. Never happened to me.

"Low level fluid" only tells you run out of fluid....meaning you need to add some...

Yep and that is the issue. No light and I was out of fluid. I'll post back when I find out what the dealer has to say.
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