Having a functioning windshield washer is one of the things you shouldn’t do without. First of all, we think of driving ease, but it is necessary to know that this also means your security at the wheel because of the importance of field of vision when driving your Ford Taurus.
In this article we will explain step by step how to identify the fault and solve it in order to have an effective windscreen washer.
Identify the failure of the windscreen washer of your Ford Taurus:
First thing to watch out for before handling, have you filled your cleaning fluid? If so, let’s see what causes prevent your equipment from working properly.
Causes for wipers that no longer work on your Ford Taurus
Very often, your equipment is obstructed by accumulated dirt or limescale. This is the main factor that will prevent your equipment from working. To stop this, try to unclog your sprinklers. These holes make it possible for the product to be propelled onto your Ford Taurus’s windshield. It is very likely that they are clogged, by accumulation of limestone, or various types of dirt. To do this, you can get started with by trying to blow, yourself or with some powerful equipment, such as a bicycle pump or ideally the tire inflator at your gas station.
How to fix wipers that no longer work
If nothing can be done, try to get yourself a thin, durable thing, such as a paper clip, that will allow you to access the interior without losing a piece. We suggest that you also use a mixture of vinegar and hot water to optimize your results.
Repeat the test, if it still doesn’t work, maybe it’s obstructed at a deeper place, at the connection pipe. This is the link between the pump and the nozzle in your Ford Taurus.
To reach it, you will have to open your cover:
You should identify the two hoses specific to each nozzle. Try to clean them and of course make sure they are properly connected. Use the same cleaning procedures described above. When they are cleaned, you should be able to circulate water through them without any problems. Then plug them back in properly, and repeat the test on your Ford Taurus. If it still doesn’t work, you now know that it doesn’t come from the sprinklers or the pipes.
From there, you should then check the pump. It is the one who starts the product launch.
You will find it near the cleaning fluid reservoir under your Ford Taurus’s hood.
First test to see if it works, when you turn on the washer, you are meant to hear a noise when the pump is activated. In the absence of noise, this denotes that it does not work. It will then have to be replaced.
It is a very simple thing to do . First, take out the two screws that allow it to be fixed on your Ford Taurus.
Then, you must identify two power wires. They are generally black and red. They must be disconnected, but be careful, they must be reconnected in the right direction afterwards, or you would create a short circuit on your Ford Taurus. A little tip to remember: the red wire symbolizes the + terminal. For example, place a piece of red tape on it to make sure you can find it. Do the same with the black tape on the bollard – . Thanks to this, you definately will reconnect the wire of the right color without any problem later on.
Once completed, you can remove the old pump and insert the new pump on your Ford Taurus. Reconnect the cables properly using the tip, then just screw the two retaining screws back on.
Now run a test again.
Everything should be back to normal by now.
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