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Windshield Washer Pump Replacement

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#1 Phugoid


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Posted 24 March 2005 - 12:50 AM

Hi, I just found this site today and it's exactly what I was looking for. I just purchased a 97 Outback Limited and the windshield washer pump does not work. This is the front pump, not the rear. I'm planning to replace it this weekend and I was hoping to do it with a Subaru OEM part. The dealer quoted me $90 for this part. Am I being taken for a ride here?

NAPA says they have a "one size fits all makes" version for $20. Does anyone know if this part will fit in the stock location?

I searched the site pretty thoroughly for tips on how to troubleshoot and the replacement and I found some great info. The only question here is the part and maybe where to get it.


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Posted 24 March 2005 - 10:05 AM

You can buy one (OEM) at 1stSubaruParts for 50$
Dont know about the universal one.
Are you sure it's the pump and not the connector? Is there voltage getting to it?

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Posted 24 March 2005 - 10:43 AM

I'm not sure yet about the connector. Over the weekend, I'll get in there with a DMM and start checking things out.

Thanks for the link.


#4 gbhrps


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Posted 24 March 2005 - 06:46 PM


Frag is most likely right! I'd check out the corrosion on the electrical connectors at the pump. They are the most frequent culprits.

#5 lmdew



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Posted 24 March 2005 - 08:08 PM

Take some jumpers right from the battery. That will power the pump and if it still doesn't work, you know its the power. If you want a used subaru pump, there is a 98 in the yard. I can pull it for you. $20 shipped.

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