Dodge Intrepid Washer Pump
Solutions to Everyone's Problems with the Dodge Intrepid Washer Pump
You're the only one on a rural road and notice that the beautiful palm trees covering the sidewalks are brightened gently by the sun's rays; it was a beautiful view for a pleasant ride. You think that the view would be better if you get a clearer view so you decide to clean your windshield. You turn on the washer but no water comes out so you keep flicking the switch. Just like that, the once pleasant ride goes down the drain. A lot of car owners experience problems with the washer pumps so you are not alone. To help you with these problems and allow you to enjoy that ride, we listed the answers to two of the common problems experienced with the Dodge Intrepid washer pump.
Fuses keep blowing out
You should first know that washer pumps rarely cause problems; if they do, the problem is likely caused by faulty wiring.
If by any chance you find yourself with a blown fuse, replacing it is the only way to go. The fuses can go bad after too much use or shorts that happened in your car's electrical wirings that affected the pump assembly. However, if you find yourself constantly replacing the fuses, then it's time for a more thorough look. It is important to know that most washer pumps need a 10-ampere fuse, but you can still check the product's specs to be sure. A constant problem with the fuses may mean that you used a 15-ampere fuse on the assembly, or any other voltage fuse that is incompatible with the assembly. Using a different fuse would cause the circuit to overheat and short, as well as damage the pump.
Water won't come out
Before concluding that this is a problem with the pump, we advise you to interchange the front and rear washer pumps to verify. If the other pump works, then the problem is likely the electrical connections or the hose. In most cases, however, the lack of squirting water or a weak spray is caused by a clogged hose. A simple cleaning of the hose would solve this case.