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Old 10-23-2009, 08:15 PM
themrvin themrvin is offline
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Windshield Wiper Fluid not Spraying

Hey guys, this is what happened,

One day I used the windshield wiper spraying mechanism thingy to clean my windshield and noticed my wiper fluid light turned on after I did (This part worked perfectly). I opened the hood and noticed the tank had about a 5th of fluid left so I went to the dealership and picked up a bottle of fluid concentrate. I poured about half the bottle into the tank then filled the rest up with water. Then i turned the car on and noticed the light disappeared but stupid me never actually tested the spray again!

So a couple days later my windshield was a little dirty so I tried to clean it by pulling the windshield wiper thing towards me and then my windshield wipers started to swing but no fluid was spraying out!!

I dont understand what could have happened? How bad can you screw up filling up the fluid lol? What do you recommend me checking?

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Old 10-23-2009, 08:28 PM
jcourcoul jcourcoul is offline
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Dead pump.

Replace. Part 4, #67128362154. Do same to strainer 5, #61667006063.


2006 325Ci

Last edited by jcourcoul; 10-23-2009 at 08:32 PM.
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Old 10-24-2009, 10:42 AM
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aw man, so im guessing it was just bad timing?
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Old 06-22-2010, 09:52 AM
ventsyv ventsyv is offline
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I'm having a similar problem. The pump was leaking a little, so I replaced the little gasket shown as #5 on the diagram above. The leak is gone but the sprayer hasn't worked since. Before I replaced the gasket, the sprayer was working but all the fluid will leak out within a couple of days.
I check all connections and everything looks OK. Is there a way to test the pump or should I just go ahead and replace it?
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Old 12-29-2014, 09:31 AM
Alteclover Alteclover is offline
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hi Im having a bit of a similar problem. just bought my 2008 750li and noticed my drivers side wiper would not spray. bought from a MB dealer and they said pump and lines cleared but still no spray , they recommended taking it to bmw. Took it to bmw and was told entire wiper assembly has to be replaced @ $700 ouch. any suggestions please? MB might resolve this under the 60day/2000 mile warranty that came with the car. waiting to hear from them.
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Old 12-29-2014, 10:39 AM
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99% of the time, this problem can be corrected by replacing the windshield washer pump.

I think I got mine from www.autohausaz.com. There's a good DIY floating around, and it's very simple.

Good luck !!
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