How to Replace a Ford Escape windshield washer pump – A working washer pump is a must for any car. If the vehicle is operated in the cold, it must be cleared of snow and ice from the windshield or in a region where insects, dirt and dust reduce visibility, the option to clean the windshield on the fly is something every driver needs. However, a washer pump, the device responsible for spraying cleaning fluid on the windshield, are taken for granted. That is, until it stops working.
Things You’ll Need
Replacement of the pump
Removal and Installation Instructions
- Turn the steering wheel to the left end, so that the front right tire side is turned inwards.
- Remove bolts adjustment reserve the right front fender inner line in place, using the pocket screwdriver to lift the pins cores. Once the cores are stopped, the pin can be pulled out by the insertion of the screwdriver head pocket beneath the head of the pin.
- Pull the inner fender liner out of the way.
- Use the socket set to remove the bolts holding the bottle washer in place. Once removed, lower the bottle to get to the pump, which is located either on the top or side, depending on the year of the Escape.
- Use the needle nose pliers to disconnect the hose from the washer pump. The hose must be supported with small hose clamps that can be released by compressing lashes with tweezers and pulling the hose away.
- Turn the washer pump and out of the bottle. Use the pocket screwdriver to disconnect the wiring to the pump.
- Connect the replacement pump for wiring. Then inserted into the bottle on the reverse of how the old was removed.
- Reconnect the hose and re-install the bottle in the reverse order. Place the fender liner back into place and re-install the adjustment pins.
- Top wash bottle and the wash liquid test.
Tips and Warnings
Washer nozzles, located at the base of the windscreen, can become clogged with hard water deposits, if the vehicle has been used instead of water washing liquid. If this happens, take a piece of wire (a round wound low “E” string of a guitar great works of large nozzles, a large “E” string works best for children) and clean the out nozzle. This will prevent the spray evenly over the windscreen.