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Old 06-29-2006, 01:21 PM   #1
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“How To” – Windshield Washer Pump R&R

An update to my thread.
Pump was bad, so I thought,
"Hey...I'll bet FF would appreciate a "How To" on replacing it".

Here ya go:

Not the easiest of tasks.
Actually, it’s not hard mechanically wise, it’s what you have to remove to get to it.

Tools required:
8mm and 10mm sockets.
T-27 torx bit or driver.
Phillips head screwdriver.
Standard head screwdriver.

1) Jack up car, support with jackstands, and remove the Driver’s side front wheel.
2) Locate the fender liner fasteners.
3) Remove 4-screw clips, 1-torx head screw, and 1-8mm hex head bolt.
4) Remove the Liner:
a. Push in on the liner to pull it off the upper fender tab.
b. Pull liner away from front of fender.
c. Pull liner away from rear of fender.
d. Squeeze liner at the ends, and carefully remove it from the fender area.

Green arrows – plastic screw clips
Yellow arrow – T-27 Torx head screw.
Red Arrow – 8mm Hex head bolt.


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Here’s the tools used, and the fasteners removed.
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Here’s the reservoir, hoses, and pump.
Keep note of the wire and hose routing.
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Lets get ready to pull that pump out!

1) Remove the 10mm hex head bolt (see above pic) from the bottom of the reservoir.
2) I supported the bottom of the reservoir with a jackstand, so there wasn’t too much stress on the upper mounting bolt which I didn’t remove.
3) Note the routing of the lines and electrical connection.
4) Remove the two rubber hoses from the bottom of the motor, and route them out of harms way to gain access to the pump.

NOTE:
Get a bucket or other suitable receptacle ready to catch the remaining washer fluid in the reservoir which will run out once the hoses are removed.
(You can see in the pic, mine was mostly drained out already)
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Old 06-29-2006, 01:24 PM   #5
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Last step - pump removal.

1) Using a medium sized slotted screwdriver, carefully pry the electrical connection retaining clip off.
NOTE:
Be careful!
Have you’re free hand ready to catch the clip, or you might have to go looking for it like I did.

2) Gently pull the pump to remove it from the reservoir.
I found it easier to use a top to bottom rocking motion to free it up.
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Old 06-29-2006, 01:25 PM   #6
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Here’s the old and new, with the retaining clip.
Note something missing on the new pump? Yep…that padding material.
I carefully peeled it off the old pump.
There was plenty of “stick” left in it, so I just put that padding on the new pump in the same location.
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Installation of the pump is a reversal of the above procedures.
You definitely need that padding (or equivalent) or the pump will not fit tight to the recess in the reservoir.

Here’s the new pump installed, with the hoses and electrical connection attached.
I put in just enough fluid to test out the pump.
Yippeee! I gots me some windshield washers back!!!

After testing the pump, and making sure your hoses are routed properly,
reinstall the attaching bolt at the bottom of the reservoir.
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So, now you just have to reinstall the fender liner.
Here’s how I did it.

Liner:
1) Squeeze the ends, and place it inside the fender.
2) Place the rear of the liner in position.
3) Place the front of the liner in position.
4) Carefully insert the top of the liner onto the upper fender tab.

Liner Fasteners:
1) Install just the base of the 4-screwclips in place.
2) Install the rear bolt till almost tight.
3) Install the front screw till almost tight.
4) Check the fitment, and adjust if necessary.
5) Tighten the front screw and rear bolt.
6) Install the Phillips head plastic screws into the screwclip bases.
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Thanks Doug! Nice convenient place they put that reservoir/pump huh?
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Did you add this to the HOW TO ARCHIVE yet Doug? If not, go ahead if you want or let me know and I'll add it in.
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