2006 Chevy Optra Rear washer motor

Tiny
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  • 2006 CHEVROLET OPTRA

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2006 Chevy Optra 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 82000 miles

The rear window washer is not working! There is no sound when I push the washer arm. Is there a seperate fuse/resevoir/pump for the rear washer. 2006 Optra wagon
I have checked all the fuses. The front washer works fine

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Monday, January 4th, 2010 AT 10:05 PM

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Tiny
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There is no rear wiper motor. The main motor does it all. I suspect that the plastic hose in the hatch has broken. You need find the broken line and replace it or splice in a new piece. You will probably find the break in the hose where it runs through the wiring harness where it goes from the body of the car into the hatch.

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Friday, April 1st, 2011 AT 3:34 AM
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How much would it cost to replace or fix a broken hose for the Chevy Optra wagon 2006?

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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 AT 10:07 PM
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You could probably get a garage to repair it for you for a $50. I wouldn't think it would cost more than that.

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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 AT 10:45 PM
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Remove the rear nozzle hose and see if water comes out when u use the washer. If so youll need a washer nozzle if you cant blow out the restrickion.

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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 AT 11:16 PM
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We don't have specific information on that vehicle because it is not sold here but they NEVER use a single pump for both front and rear. It may use a combination reservoir but there will be 2 pumps and if you're not hearing a pump, it is probably bad.

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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 AT 11:30 PM
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I can tell you I have replaced my pump already for this issue and it is a single pump. Just talking from experience.

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Thursday, November 24th, 2011 AT 2:01 AM
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That wouldn't be possible. You have to have separate controls from front and rear. The rear washers don't shoot automatically when the front is activated. They just don't work that way.

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Thursday, November 24th, 2011 AT 2:04 AM
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You may be right on this one. Looking at the wiring diagram for the Malibu Maxx which I think is close to the same car, it has a BCM controlled motor with switching front front to rear.

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Thursday, November 24th, 2011 AT 2:19 AM
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Thats ok. It came as a surprise to me!

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Thursday, November 24th, 2011 AT 2:36 AM
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This is no plastic hose its rubber. If you dont hear the pump is running. Youll need a test light to check at the washer pump connecter for power coming from the switch.

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Thursday, November 24th, 2011 AT 4:38 PM
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Power doesn't come from the switch. It sent from a rear wiper control module which is controlled by the BCM on a data bus line. Also it IS a plastic hose routed within the wiring harness to the rear.

From service manual

[quote]HOSE REPLACEMENT - REAR WINDOW - WASHER PUMP TO ENDGATE

REAR WASHER HOSE ROUTING
The rear washer hose is a component of the main body wire harness assembly. The rear washer hose is a hard plastic convoluted tube that is wrapped in the electrical tape along with the main body wiring harness. It starts underhood where it connects to the rear washer solvent container hose, this is rubber tubing. The rear washer hose routes into the main body wire harness underhood and passes through the front of the dash. The rear washer hose runs inside the vehicle interior along the left side rocker and over the left rear wheel housing. The rear washer hose is then routed up the left side pillar where it connects to the rear washer nozzle hose, where it is rubber tubing, at the top of the lift gate opening.[/Quote]

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Thursday, November 24th, 2011 AT 4:49 PM

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