Having a working windshield washer is one of the things you shouldn’t do without. First of all, we think of driving ease, but it is important to know that this also signifies your protection at the wheel because of the importance of visibility when driving your Nissan Altima.
In this article we will make clear 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 Nissan Altima:
First thing to check for before handling, have you filled your cleaning fluid? If so, let’s see what causes prevent your equipment from functioning properly.
Causes for wipers that no longer work on your Nissan Altima
Very often, your equipment is obstructed by accumulated dirt or limescale. This is the main reason that will prevent your equipment from working. To remedy this, try to unclog your sprinklers. These holes allow the product to be propelled onto your Nissan Altima’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 efficient 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 object, such as a paper clip, that will allow you to access the interior without losing a piece. We suggest that you also employ 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 Nissan Altima.
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 obviously make sure they are properly connected. Use the same cleaning procedures explained above. When they are cleaned, you should be able to circulate water through them without any problems. Then plug them back in correctly, and repeat the test on your Nissan Altima. If it still doesn’t work, you now understand that it doesn’t come from the sprinklers or the pipes.
After that, 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 Nissan Altima’s hood.
First test to find out if it works, when you turn on the washer, you are supposed to hear a noise when the pump is activated. In the absence of noise, this means that it does not work. It will then have to be replaced.
It is a very simple thing to do . First, remove the two screws that allow it to be fixed on your Nissan Altima.
Then, you must identify two power wires. They are mainly black and red. They need to be disconnected, but watch out, they must be reconnected in the right direction soon after, or you would create a short circuit on your Nissan Altima. A little tip to remember: the red wire represents the + terminal. For example, place a piece of red tape on it to be certain you can find it. Do the same with the black tape on the bollard – . Thanks to this, you should be able to reconnect the wire of the right color without any problem later on.
Once completed, you can dispose of the old pump and place the new pump on your Nissan Altima. Reconnect the cables in the right way 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.
To find more tips on the Nissan Altima, take a look at the Nissan Altima category.