Windshield Washer Pump Replacement

Windshield Washer Pump Replacement

I just completed a windshield washer pump replacement, I thought I'd share the how-to with the list.

This is not a job for those with a lack of patience. The pump is located in the right fender underneath the metal heater junction and heater hose. It is held in place by three rubber plugs. Other than removing the electrical connector, the "best" access is from below.

Replacement steps: (for '83, may be minor variations for newer models)

1. Remove the air tube (radiator to filter housing)

2. Remove the pump electrical connection, can be accessed from top or bottom..

3. Jack the car up on both sides, be sure to use jack stands.

4. Locate the three rubber plugs from the right side of the inside (tire side) wheel well. Use a small screw driver to push the three plugs in towards the engine compartment. The pump should now be loose.

5. Scoot under the car. Looking up you will see the pump with the two hoses connected. The side marked D, with a clamp around the hose, is the high pressure side. Be sure to remember this hose (notice location, mark it, what ever). Loosen the clamp and remove the hose. Remove the unclamped

6. Swap the rubber plugs from the old pump to the new pump.

7. Climb back under the car, put the hoses on the replacement pump, be sure the low and high pressure sides are correct. Tighten the clamp. This was time consuming for me, since I could only get one hand up into the space.

8. From the top, position the pump such that the three rubber plugs poke through the holes in the wheel well.

9. From the tire side of the wheel well, pull the three rubber plugs back into place.

10. Connect the electrical socket.

Hope this helps someone in the future!

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