Having a working windshield washer is one of the things you shouldn’t do without. First of all, we think of driving comfort, but it is necessary to know that this also signifies your safety at the wheel because of the importance of field of vision when driving your Toyota Corolla.
In this article we will clarify step by step how to recognize the fault and solve it in order to have an effective windscreen washer.
Identify the failure of the windscreen washer of your Toyota Corolla:
First thing to check for before handling, have you filled up 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 Toyota Corolla
Very often, your equipment is obstructed by accumulated dirt or limescale. This is the main factor that may stop your equipment from working. To remedy this, try to unclog your sprinklers. These holes make it possible for the product to be propelled onto your Toyota Corolla’s windshield. It is very likely that they are clogged, by accumulation of limestone, or various types of dirt. To do this, you can start 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 recommend 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 Toyota Corolla.
To reach it, you will have to open your cover:
You should find the two hoses specific to each nozzle. Try to tidy them and obviously make sure they are properly connected. Use the same cleaning procedures explained above. When they are cleaned, you should be capable to circulate water through them without any problems. Then plug them back in properly, and repeat the test on your Toyota Corolla. 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 sets out the product launch.
You will find it near the cleaning fluid reservoir under your Toyota Corolla’s hood.
First test to find out 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 suggests that that it does not work. It will then have to be replaced.
It is a very basic thing to do . First, take out the two screws that allow it to be fixed on your Toyota Corolla.
Then, you must find two power wires. They are mainly black and red. They need to be disconnected, but be aware, they must be reconnected in the right direction afterwards, or you could create a short circuit on your Toyota Corolla. A little tip to remember: the red wire is a symbol of the + terminal. For example, put 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 will be able to reconnect the wire of the right color without any difficulty later on.
Once completed, you can remove the old pump and place the new pump on your Toyota Corolla. Reconnect the cables correctly 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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