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Unable to use windshield washer

Hi,

I have a Kia Cerato Forte Ex 2005.
The water spray for the windshield is not working although the windshield wiper is working fine.

This is a recent problem and a few weeks ago I was able to clean my windshield using the water spray. I have already checked the water level in the Windshield washer tube under the bonnet.

Any suggestions on the problem /solution?

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Check the hose going to your washer nozzles. It could be cracked and leaking. You can have someone else try the washer as you look under the hood. It could be a bad washer pump as well.
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I'm betting on the pump because mine has done the same thing. I blew air thru the hose where it connects to the pump to be sure the hose or nozzles were not clogged. Having a Spec5, what i ended up doing was connecting the hose from the windshield to the port for the rear washer. I've been searching Ebay for pumps but have not had much luck. Time to scour the wrecking yards I guess.
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I'm betting on the pump because mine has done the same thing. I blew air thru the hose where it connects to the pump to be sure the hose or nozzles were not clogged. Having a Spec5, what i ended up doing was connecting the hose from the windshield to the port for the rear washer. I've been searching Ebay for pumps but have not had much luck. Time to scour the wrecking yards I guess.
A brand new Kia washer pump is $44.13 from your local Kia dealership. Not to bad, you get a warranty,and you know it is the correct one.
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A brand new Kia washer pump is $44.13 from your local Kia dealership. Not to bad, you get a warranty,and you know it is the correct one.
Wow! Thanks for the info! I'm on this one.
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I had the exact same problem with my 2005 Spectra. The washer fluid tube had fallen out of it's brackets/clips and was being pinched between the hood of the car and the body of the car. (I confirmed this when I noticed the washer fluid only squirted out with the hood up). I re-jigged the tube a bit and now all is well...
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I have a 2005 Kia Spectra5. I had clogged windshield wiper since many weeks. The wipers were working and I knew the motor was working. I had used the same windshield liquid and my and my wife's car and her was fine so I presumed that it wasn't the liquid that was of bad quality and froze. I watched this video today:


I unscrewed the screws around the passenger side vehicle to get access to the reservoir. I drained the liquid fully and removed the runner washer at the hole. I then poked in the hole with my finger and felt a lot of crystallized "stuff". I believe it was frozen liquid but I'm still not sure. Anyway I left the reservoir hole open and flushed it out by pouring in hit water from the hood (where we usually put the liquid) - a few buckets worth. I think put back the pump and put another round of hot water. Then started the car and pumped repeatedly for 1-2 mins. FINALLY, liquid started coming out of the pores. A lot of black stuff came out. Likely dirt and debris. Anyway I then flushed out the water by removing the pump one last time and then closed it back. I finally topped up with good quality windshield liquid and pumped it for a couple of minutes so that any remaining water in the lines gets flushed out.

Hope this helps!
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Same problem
Easy fix don't bring to dealer , under right front tire is where the reservoir and pump is located, you will need to remove the disposable screws that attach the inside wheelwell in front of the front tire and laying on your back you could see where the pump is if you lift well cover off using a screwdriver price out the pump which is just snapped in place course he will get soaking wet from the fluid it's in there you will see the screen is clogged with junk some slime probably sent from the factory with it so you can send it to the dealer to have them do just this clean the slime off clip the pump back in place attach the screws back in place you may have to replace them because their plastic and a piece of shit you're done
Will take you longer to remove the little plastic screws in it will actually fix the problem I had it done in about 30 minutes pump works fine now
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