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Old 03-28-2013, 10:32 PM
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Originally Posted by 04X3 View Post
Unresolved, dealer quoted me 160 for new pump! I said no thank you.
Just buy the part online and install it yourself. No way is the part $160.
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:37 PM
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Originally Posted by 04X3 View Post
I believe the problem lies in the plastic impeller of the pump. In cold temps. The impeller may try to propel frozen or half frozen liquid. Increased resistance breaks impeller off, meaning we hear the pump's motor running just fine but because of no impeller we get no pressure.
I've never had a washer pump fail, but then I use ww antifreeze year round. Are you putting water in the reservoir?
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by JCL View Post
I've never had a washer pump fail, but then I use ww antifreeze year round. Are you putting water in the reservoir?
Yes, could be a frozen impeller, but I live in Brazil...

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Old 03-29-2013, 01:34 PM
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exactly what happened to mine - the pump is spinning but impeller was broken. replaced the pump, about $45 for part, 5 minutes job, pull the old pump out, switch hoses, pull the new one in...

in cold weather use the fluid that is good to minus whatever, to prevent from freezing...
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