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Anybody ever have their window washers stuck on?

My 72 just keeps on spraying until I shut off the wipers. (they worked fine until 2 days ago)

Before I tear into it, I thought I would ask. Any of those "BTDT" replies are welcome.




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I'm assuming that you have hidden wipers. This style of Wiper motor uses a replaceable washer pump. They cost about $25-30 at the auto parts stores. The replacements are somewhat different appearance from the originals, but they fit and function correctly. Every time I have had an old pump start to give trouble, I tried to repair it only to end up fighting with it every month or so until I got tired of monkeying with the old one. Then I spent the $30 and put a new one on and it works again for years.
I'd suggest just replacing the old pump with a new one.
 

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Before you go digging out the $$, turn on the wipers and get under the hood and jiggle and pull halfway in/out all the wires going into the wiper motor and the pump. This might be your problem because I've had a similar problem on my '70 Elky where the wipers wouldn't move but the pump would work. Let me know how it goes. I don't think the pump needs to be replaced; its obviously something electrical because the pump's working.


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