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Old 11-01-2011, 05:08 PM   #1
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Washer pump

Installed a new pump from pelican and ca hear it pump but no water comes out? Any ideas?

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Old 11-01-2011, 05:15 PM   #2
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Installed a new pump from pelican and ca hear it pump but no water comes out? Any ideas?
Just keep pumping every time you drive. After a while, it might get fixed by itself when the air bubbles work their way out from the car's vibration and motion.

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Old 11-01-2011, 05:46 PM   #3
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How long does anyone think it will take for it to get the air out
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:02 PM   #4
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It took mine a few weeks. But I didn't drive much. I thought it was a gonna and didn't try that hard to fix it. I just gave it an occasional pump to see if it's started working again. Suddenly, it did.
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:15 PM   #5
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It took mine a few weeks. But I didn't drive much. I thought it was a gonna and didn't try that hard to fix it. I just gave it an occasional pump to see if it's started working again. Suddenly, it did.
interesting. from what ive heard from pelican and my indy it should work just right away out of the box. how many weeks did it take?
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:23 PM   #6
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But it does work out of the box. You said you could hear it pumping.

I can't remember how long it took. It wasn't something that would strand me in the middle of nowhere in complete darkness while it's raining. So I didn't pay attention. I can suggest you live with it for a while rather than start tampering with the hoses. If they are old, they could well break. Then you will have plenty more broken stuff to play with.
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:29 PM   #7
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But it does work out of the box. You said you could hear it pumping.

I can't remember how long it took. It wasn't something that would strand me in the middle of nowhere in complete darkness while it's raining. So I didn't pay attention. I can suggest you live with it for a while rather than start tampering with the hoses. If they are old, they could well break. Then you will have plenty more broken stuff to play with.
anything else that could be blocking up the line? I understand that i shouldnt worry but it doesnt work right. Id rather spend my time doing the plugs and ignition coils thean mess with that pumper
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:41 PM   #8
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Unless you are infected with a washer virus by a shop like I did, there would unlikely to be anything but air bubbles in the line.
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:43 PM   #9
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:34 PM   #10
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I replaced mine. Worked immediately. Shouldn't really be a whole lot of air, it's not as if you drained all the hose. Did you drain the reservoir when you replaced it? Gunk builds up in the bottom and can clog the pump. When I replaced mine I drained the tank and the last couple ounces had yellow sludge in it from the washer fluid. If all the electrical connections and hoses look fine, it might be a defective part.
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:04 PM   #11
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Either sludge or a leak somewhere. It should work right away.
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Old 11-02-2011, 01:22 AM   #12
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hey guys thanks for the replies. the issue was fixed upon driving down a huge hill. all of a sudden it jumped back to life and water squirted out. So I must have had air in the line
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Glad it worked out
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Old 11-02-2011, 01:35 AM   #14
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hey guys thanks for the replies. the issue was fixed upon driving down a huge hill. all of a sudden it jumped back to life and water squirted out. So I must have had air in the line
Something was clogged or you've got a failed check valve. You shouldn't have to bleed the washer system.

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Old 11-02-2011, 06:51 AM   #15
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Luckily he didn't or he would be replacing the pump and hoses just now. It goes to show random internet voting on diagnoses and fixes by a bunch of clueless people doesn't work.

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