Where Is The Windshield Washer Pump Located In A Car?

To locate the washer pump, first make sure your car is turned off and then locate the washer reservoir.  Depending on the type of car you have, the washer pump may also be attached to the motor of the windshield wiper. Some cars often have a hidden style reservoir. To access this, you may have to remove the wheel well liner after removing the tire itself.

To find the washer reservoir, this is what you’ll have to do:

  1. Open the hood of the car and ensure that you’ve properly propped it up
  2. Most cars often have their washer fluid reservoirs at the back of the engine bay. This is often at the bottom of the windshield.
  3. Once you find it, the windshield washer pump should be located in or on your washer reservoir.
  4. A working pump often makes a whirring or humming sound when turned on and also tends to vibrate whenever you turn it on. So, to see if it’s working, check for the sound and feel for vibrations.
  5. If it’s not working and you can’t fix it, take it to a professional mechanic to fix it.
  6. If the windshield washer pump is too damaged, you may have to purchase a new one.

What Is The Purpose of The Washer Pump?

The washer pump is what ensures that you keep your windshield free of debris and dirt. The windshield water pump does this by taking up and transporting fluid from the reservoir to the nozzles. The windshield washer nozzle then sprays the fluid onto the windshield, before the wipers can clean the debris off. A well- functioning pump could helps keep you and others safe too, as debris can obscure your vision while driving..

What Do You Do When There’S No Washer Fluid Coming Out Of Your Nozzle?

A nozzle that is not emitting enough or no amount of washer fluid is a clear sign of a failed washer pump. It could also mean that there is a leak or the pump is clogged. It could also mean that the pump fuse is defective.