1997 Mercury Sable Window washing issues

Tiny
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1997 Mercury Sable 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 122000 miles

My window washing system has died. The wipers used to come on when pushing the button and the fluid barely covered the drivers side window. Now, when I push it the wipers don't come on at all and no fluid at all. Is this a problem in the switch/turn signal device or pump?

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Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 AT 9:37 AM

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Tiny
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It could be either. However, it sounds more like the switch. What you need to so is check to see if there is power to the washer motor. It is located at the bottom of the W/S washer resivour. If there is power, then the motor is bad. If there is no power, then you have to move to the switch.

Let me know what you find.

Joe

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Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 AT 10:32 AM
Tiny
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The fact that it sorta worked until recently - a had low water pressure that was only capable of spitting water on one side of the windshield - any clue?

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Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 AT 10:55 AM
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Either the motor is bad or the hoses are plugged. Can you hear the motor run?

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Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 AT 1:20 PM

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