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#1 Old 10-29-2012, 12:25 PM
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Unhappy Windshield wiper fluid not working

I have a 2007 Santa Fe & in the past every time the temp got below 32 my windshield wiper fluid would not come out. I live in Wisconsin & we put in the fluid that does not freeze. I brought it in and they just told me the nozzle had debri in it and nothing else was wrong. Next week same thing. Now when I go to put the fluid on the front windshield all I get is the wipers running & no fluid and at the same time the back wipers come on, but no fluid, which never happened before. Back wipers are seperate from the front. Brought it back to dealership & since no extended warrenty it would cost me $93 for them to just look at it.
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it doesnt look to hard to figure out whats wrong the washer motor is right by the fluid reservoir. you should be able to pull the hose off that supplies the water and try running the wipers if the water comes out there you have clogged lines to the front and back, that sounds like a long shot. if the water doesnt come out at the reservoir then check the fuse. you can go to the hmaservice site look under body electrical system it will show you all the information you need rather than spend the money at the dealer.
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if you can hear the motor pumping and you cant see leaking then it may be time to change the hoses. its possible that the cleaner you're using has chemicals in that are ruining the hoses from the inside. If the nozzle had debris it it, I wouldn't be surprised if the service guy just cleaned the nozzle and ignored the rest of the lines where the debris came from.
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We have been using the windshield washer fluid that my local Hyundai dealership provided us. Service at the dealership has been quite poor so I will have my Husband check the hoses & I will check the fuse to see if any other problems are occuring. I think we have an electrical issue going on with this Santa Fe anyways. In summer, the radio display will sometimes not be displayed and every so often the light in the ashtry will go out. Thanks for all the help.
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I had a similar issue with a washer unit in another vehicle that I own, found that the inside of the washer fluid tubing was coated from a no name fluid I had purchased, it had begun to flake off in little pieces constantly clogging the nozzles, finally removed them and flushed with vinegar, followed by water. no issues ever since. Its worth a try.
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So that will help with the washer fluid but what about the wipers. I used to be able to just clean the back windshield independantly and now when I turn the signal to back only the windshield wipers in the front & back turn on. The same thing when I try just cleaning the front, the back wipers come on.
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This sounds like the issue I'm currently having with my 2007 Santa Fe GLS. Washer was working fine one day and not the next. It had run out of fluid and after I refilled the reservoir, it quit working. I can hear the pump working and there is a short spray from the nozzles, followed by a trickle.
I took the tire off and pulled the plastic wheel-well cover off to see if maybe the reservoir had a leak but that wasn't the problem. While having someone hold the washer lever, I pinched the tubing from the pump and can feel fluid moving through it. I wonder at this point should I replace the pump or try cleaning the lines? I found the pumps for less than $30 online.
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Washer pump is common replacement item.. it can run, but not have volume to make pressure in the system to soot out the nozzle.

I pump, 3 wire connector for front/rear operation, and 2 outlet on pump body.. you just telling pump which way to send fluid

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