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2007 Mercury Milan Base 4dr Sedan I4 FWD

2007 Mercury Milan
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Mid-Size
23 mpg city / 31 mpg hwy
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December 9, 2011, 6:14 am

Gloria R
 

Question: Windshield wiper sprayer not working.

WIndshield wipers work, checked fuses, the spray holes are not frozen and there is a full tank of windshield solvent. When I push the button in, nothing happens.


December 11, 2011, 1:23 pm

Elizabeth K
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Check the fuse. If you press the button and don't hear it buzzing (you'll have to go stand near the washer tank to hear it, either the switch, washer pump or wiring connectors to the pump are bad. If the nozzles were clogged, you will hear the pump (and can poke a needle in the nozzles to clean them out).


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December 12, 2011, 4:25 am

Gloria R
 

Thank you. We did check the fuse and there was no noise anywhere. I ordered a new washer pump and it should be here by Wed. - I hope that is the problem and not the switch or wiring connector. I guess we will see when we install the new pump.

I appreciate you responding, Gloria


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December 12, 2011, 9:02 am

Elizabeth K
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You can test the pump by unplugging it and connecting jumper wires to it that go to each post of the battery. It's always best to test parts before replacing them.


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December 12, 2011, 11:26 am

Gloria R
 

Tested the pump - it is fine (guess I will be sending back the one we ordered). Also tested the relay, that is fine too. Only guess now is that it is the switch in the handle.


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December 12, 2011, 12:10 pm

Elizabeth K
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Either the switch, the supply voltage to the switch or the wiring from the switch... you'll need to know how to use a voltmeter or ohmmeter to test that, but a test bulb will also do. You can remove the switch and see if it has voltage coming in, and then check for voltage coming out of the switch when you press it.


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