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Frozen washer fluid?

My windshield washer fluid stopped spraying the other day. I assumed it was either empty or something froze. I let the engine get nice and warm, hoping maybe it would thaw anything that was frozen, but it still didn't work. So this morning I bought some washer fluid, put as much as possible in, and it still doesn't spray. Any ideas? Do you think something is frozen, or cracked, or leaking? Thanks for the help.

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How has the weather been there? Make sure that your spary nozzles arent clogged also. If something is frozen or cracked (not to insult you by any means) but its pretty simple to check. Just follow the line(s) looking or leaks or cracks. You should be able to feel most of the line also to see if its frozen.

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Is it still freezing outside by you? Considering me and the one day we had here with snow so far, my nozzles also froze. Which kinda surprised me because I used the orange de-icer stuff. I know its still probably mostly water, but I was assuming it was gonna work some...
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Probably frozen somewhere which is a pain... I also had a washer pump die on me before though and had to replace it... When you push the button to use the sprayer can you hear the washer motor working?

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It has been pretty cold here non stop. It was 9 deg. this morning. I will check my nozzles when I get out of school later. When I tried this morning I thought I heard the pump working, but I wasn't really listening for it.
Don't worry about insulting me, I realize that checking lines for leaks/cracks is pretty simple, I just wanted some opinions before I freeze my manhood off later.

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I lived in Mass for 7 months but never when it was cold... It was in the single digits here the last week so I def put in the -20 stuff before that hit... Lesson learned adding the cold temp stuff to the summer stuff doesn't always solve the problem... Try and use the summer stuff up quick and then fill it with cold weather fluid.

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Alright, I'll let you guys know what I find later. Thanks for the help.

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Yeah if you hear your pump going when you press the button then I'd say don't worry about it...If you are really determined though to see if it works you can always try to take a hair dryer to it for a few minutes (hopefully in a garage).
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