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Last Saturday I drove down to the store and back, I guess the trip was about 2 miles. When I got home I was just looking some things over on the car, when I noticed an area on each side of the car was wet and it was dripping. I looked closer and it was fluid from the windshield washer tank. It was running out the hose at the both wipers and would not stop, till I pinched each hose. I never used the wipers on this trip and it wasn't doing it before I left for the store. So what could cause this?
 

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sounds like the washer pump is stuck "on"

you need to find out why either switch on column arm or pump itself.

you can just unplug the pump to stop it until you figure out wtf is going on
Thanks I will check out the pump first. I didn't think that it was running at all. But then again it is a 1 year old Auto Zone product and the hoses are the same age.
 

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"something" has to be pumping water from tank to wiper blades if that is where you saw fluid is coming out....that would be the pump. it would have to be getting voltage to do that so either the pump itself (or connector to it) somehow shorted making it "on" all the time or the switch is messed up and stuck on.

the small "paddle" part activates intermittant/wash function...maybe that part is stuck on...or wiring in column to it is shorted
Thanks! That makes sence. I will dig a little deeper
 

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Before I got a chance to look into this problem, work called me to San Antonio for a week. But you guys are right, the pump is getting a signal from somewhere-somehow, so I will look into it next week. And thanks for all you guys input!
 
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