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Old 08-27-2005, 23:01   #1 (permalink)
bradsbulkmail@comcast.net
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F250 Washer Fluid doesn't work...Any Ideas?

Greetings,

I have an F250 that has a windshield washer that doesn't work. There
is power at the fuse block (the wiper and washer are on an 8.25 amp
circuit breaker) and I've replaced both the motor and the
column-mounted wiper/washer/turn signal/headlight dimmer assembly
without luck. When I push the button to activate the washer I hear a
relay in the wiper control module click and the wipers engage but the
washer motor doesn't run. I have thought of replacing the wiper
control module but at ~$100 for the module I thought I'd see if anyone
here had a suggestion before I fork over the $ for a new module. TIA
for your responses.

Brad
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Old 08-28-2005, 05:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: F250 Washer Fluid doesn't work...Any Ideas?

Have you checked to make sure that power is actualy getting to the pump?
You could have something as simple as a broken wire or a bad ground.

Dick
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> Greetings,
>
> I have an F250 that has a windshield washer that doesn't work. There
> is power at the fuse block (the wiper and washer are on an 8.25 amp
> circuit breaker) and I've replaced both the motor and the
> column-mounted wiper/washer/turn signal/headlight dimmer assembly
> without luck. When I push the button to activate the washer I hear a
> relay in the wiper control module click and the wipers engage but the
> washer motor doesn't run. I have thought of replacing the wiper
> control module but at ~$100 for the module I thought I'd see if anyone
> here had a suggestion before I fork over the $ for a new module. TIA
> for your responses.
>
> Brad



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Old 08-28-2005, 07:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: F250 Washer Fluid doesn't work...Any Ideas?


"Dick" <dick@spamnot.com> wrote in message
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> Have you checked to make sure that power is actualy getting to the pump?
> You could have something as simple as a broken wire or a bad ground.
>

Or a plugged hose going to the windshield?


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Old 08-28-2005, 10:01   #4 (permalink)
bradsbulkmail@comcast.net
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Re: F250 Washer Fluid doesn't work...Any Ideas?

Hi Dick,

Yes, when I apply power to the pump it works correctly and the wiring
appears to be intact. I replaced the column unit at the suggestion of
the local Ford dealer, who mentioned that the unit is often the source
of this problem. The unit was ready to be replaced anyway as the turn
signal control was getting pretty loose and wouldn't "click" and lock
into position when signalling to make a turn. I suspect that the wiper
control module (which behind the glove compartment on the passenger
side of the vehicle is now the best bet as the source of the fault...I
just hate this "trial and error" method of resolving electrical issues
:-).

Brad

On Sun, 28 Aug 2005 11:45:09 GMT, "Dick" <dick@spamnot.com> wrote:

>Have you checked to make sure that power is actualy getting to the pump?
>You could have something as simple as a broken wire or a bad ground.
>
>Dick
><bradsbulkmail@comcast.net> wrote in message
>news:uch2h19hg4v2cuh25qrdu2le6cr7h5bj45@4ax.com...
>> Greetings,
>>
>> I have an F250 that has a windshield washer that doesn't work. There
>> is power at the fuse block (the wiper and washer are on an 8.25 amp
>> circuit breaker) and I've replaced both the motor and the
>> column-mounted wiper/washer/turn signal/headlight dimmer assembly
>> without luck. When I push the button to activate the washer I hear a
>> relay in the wiper control module click and the wipers engage but the
>> washer motor doesn't run. I have thought of replacing the wiper
>> control module but at ~$100 for the module I thought I'd see if anyone
>> here had a suggestion before I fork over the $ for a new module. TIA
>> for your responses.
>>
>> Brad

>


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