How do I Replace an Isuzu Washer Pump?

by Matt Scheer

Isuzu is a car company that produces many different vehicles. The washer pump in these vehicles is located on the bottom of the washer fluid reservoir. It is a small motor that pushes the liquid up so that it sprays onto the windshield. When it stops working, grime builds up easily on the windows of the car. Replacing the washer pump requires only a few tools and is usually finished in about an hour.

Kneel down next to the front, passenger-side wheel well. Locates the two bolts holding the inner fender to the car. The washer pump is housed directly behind this panel.

Use a socket wrench to loosen these bolts. Set the bolts aside in a safe location so they can be replaced later.

Pull the panel away from the car to reveal the space where the washer reservoir is held. Use the wheel to hold the panel in place away from the vehicle.

Locate the old pump. It is on the bottom of the washer fluid reservoir, which is a clear tank with liquid inside. The pump is a small, cylindrical black device attached in a crevice. Remove the power cable from the pump by pressing the tabs on the side of the cable and pulling it away. Pull off the delivery hose from the pump as well. These are the only two items attached to the pump.

Remove the pump from the washer fluid reservoir. Grip the pump firmly with two hands and pull it past the tabs holding it in place. It takes a lot of strength to get this out, so don't be afraid to pull hard. Use a small flat-head screwdriver to loosen the grommet that held the pump in place.

Place the new grommet into the hole where the old one was. The grommet comes with the washer pump, so you may have to pull it loose from the new pump. Spray the inside of the grommet with a small amount of lubricant.

Press the new washer pump into the grommet. Push hard until it snaps into place underneath the tabs.

Replace the power cable and delivery hose removed in Step 3. Place the fender panel back over the cavity and replace the bolts to hold it in place.

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About the Author

Matt Scheer began writing professionally in 2005. His work has appeared in "The Daily Texan" and "The New York Tribune." Scheer holds a B.A. in English and a B.A. in history, both from the University of Texas. He is also a certified Yoga teacher and Web designer.