Jeep Grand Cherokee Washer Pump
Common Concerns with the Jeep Grand Cherokee Washer Pump
No one likes having dirt in their eyes, and neither does you Jeep Grand Cherokee. Naturally, a dirtied-up windshield makes it next to impossible to drive around to anywhere. That's why the washer pump is so important a part to take care of. It handles the delivery of washer fluid to make sure your windshield is totally clean all the time. Without it, your great weekend adventures in your Grand Cherokee are all the more dangerous and less fun. Here are a few symptoms you can look out for to tell that your washer pump is on the fritz, accompanied by the best ways you can deal with the concerns:
No fluid comes out
If you engage the washer's switch and no fluid comes out, then there's a chance that your washer reservoir is empty-obviously enough. However, if it still happens after you've filled the reservoir to overflowing, then the pump itself might have problems. You can try to siphon all the fluid out, and check if the pump is being blocked-often by dirt. Usually, cleaning off that dirt will get the pump working normally again. If that fails, you might want to move to the motor and check if it's in good condition. If the problem lies there, then replacement is in order.
Noises when washer switch is engaged
When you hit the switch and are rewarded with a loud whirring noise, it sometimes is caused by a more severe blockage with the pump-again, cleaning remedies up in most cases. Sometimes, however, the problem can lie within the mechanism of the pump itself. It's a very difficult repair job that requires you to dismantle the pump completely. A simpler solution is to get a replacement as these pumps do not cost too much anyway.
Dirty fluid is released
Sometimes, when you don't clean the reservoir and the pump itself, it might cause the fluid to stagnate and when released splashes something nasty across your windshield. This is actually simply remedied by cleaning everything out and completely replacing the fluid.