Windshield wiper fluid not working

Tiny
TANYA BUSH
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  • 2003 FORD MUSTANG
  • 3.8L
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 146,180 MILES
When I push the windshield wipers washer, no windshield washer fluid sprays the windshield even though the reservoir is full. I can hear the motor engage when I push in the washer lever. What might be the issue?
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Saturday, December 29th, 2018 AT 12:19 PM

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Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
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Disconnect a hose from one of the nozzles.

Try the washer button again.

Does washer fluid squirt out of the hose?

If so, your nozzles may have debris stopping them up.

The important thing about unstopping them is to not distort or screw up the nozzle's exit hole.

A few things that may work are:

Remove both hoses from the nozzles, run the washer for a few seconds to clean the hoses out.

Obtain a few feet of fuel or vacuum line. Press one end hard over the exit hole of the nozzle then blow hard through the other end to force the debris back out the way it entered.

You might also adapt your garden hose sprayer or air compressor to do the same thing.

It might even require taking a paperclip and wallering out the hose connection of the nozzle to break the debris up, then blast it backwards again to remove it.

Do not force the paperclip through the entire nozzle, you might ruin the exit tip and your wash pattern might be greatly distorted.

Keep us posted on your progress.

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Saturday, December 29th, 2018 AT 6:58 PM
Tiny
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Hose popped of or plastic fitting broken.
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Sunday, December 30th, 2018 AT 9:52 PM
Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
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Easy fix?

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Monday, December 31st, 2018 AT 7:11 PM

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