2000 Sonata - washer fluid pump shot

Discussion in 'Hyundai Sonata' started by Joey Goldstein, Nov 12, 2004.

  1. Well it finally went below freezing a few nights back and I still had
    some summer washer fluid in the reservoir. My guess was that it froze up
    and that's why my pump wasn't spritzing properly. But it's had plenty of
    time to thaw and I've also poured some fluid that's good for -40 C, and
    it's still not working.

    Are these pumps known to be a little bit prone to malfunction?

    Any tips?

    I'm guessing I'll need a new pump. Any idea how much it will cost to
    replace, incl labour?

    Joey Goldstein, Nov 12, 2004
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    Jody Guest

    my tip be to replace the pump, if it froze its shot cause of the expansion
    when the fluid froze...
    not really the cars fault =)
    Jody, Nov 12, 2004
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  3. Well that's what I figure too.
    Well I wasn't really implying that it was. You'd think it would be a
    little bit more robust than that though.

    Also, the washer fluid reservoir has this weird piece of rectangular red
    colored something-or-other (foam? wood?) at the lowest part of the
    visible part of the neck of the tank. Is this normal?
    I figured it was just a floating valve of some sort, like the shut off
    valve in a home humidifier, but I've never seen anything like it before
    in a washer fluid reservoir on any other car.
    Joey Goldstein, Nov 12, 2004
  4. Joey Goldstein

    Jody Guest

    i think that might be something for a low fluid warning switch that liights
    on your dash....
    im not sure, but i think they have them....
    as for robust, well i find most things tend to go prematurely on hyundais.
    we bought our accent used, 2 yr lease return.
    and have maaaaaaaaany things replaced.
    anti sway bushings, twice, ball joints , clutch fork and ball, input shaft
    berrings, oil seal on front wheels, wheel bearrings,neutral safety
    switch,drivers side window track,wiper motor, alternator, wiper transmission
    now making noise.
    not again hyundai thats for sure.
    worst of all is the cars babied, all proper maitenance done by dealer
    one thing though, the engine in 100% bullet proof. never to this day have
    ever added oil or rad fluid. =)
    knock on wood... =) hope i diddnt jynx myself :p
    also, the input shaft berrings are making noise since yr after the repair
    (gave up trying to get fixed again), last few months the clutch is squeeking
    just like before.
    seems things dont stay fixed for long...
    i been driving hyundais since my 1st car a 1985 pony.
    i miss that cars simplicity. wish theyd bring it back....
    Jody, Nov 12, 2004
  5. Ignore this thread.

    I'm just an idiot. I just forgot how the damn washer pump works. I'd
    been pressing on the little button rather than pulling on the arm. It
    works fine. I'm losing my marbles, that's all.
    Joey Goldstein, Nov 12, 2004
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    hyundaitech Guest

    That red thing you see is a float. It's to help you gauge how much fluid
    is in the reservoir since all you can see is the filler neck.
    hyundaitech, Nov 12, 2004
  7. Joey Goldstein

    DADEO Guest

    Your lines from the pump to the "spitter" could still be frozen.A nice warm
    day might solve everything.
    DADEO, Nov 12, 2004
  8. Joey Goldstein

    David Guest

    Don't feel bad. I made the same mistake. Guess I should have read the
    manual. I just assumed my Hyundai would be similar to every other car I
    have ever driven....
    David, Nov 13, 2004
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