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Pelican Technical Article:

Washer Fluid Pump Replacement

Jared Fenton

Time:

1 hour1 hr

Tab:

$25

Talent:

**

Tools:

Pliers, flathead screwdriver

Applicable Models:

VW Jetta (1999-05)

Parts Required:

Washer fluid pump

Hot Tip:

Drain washer fluid reservoir beforehand

Performance Gain:

Better visibility

Complementary Modification:

Replace washer fluid reservoir

Over time, the washer fluid pump is susceptible to failure. In this article, I'll go over the steps involved with replacing it.

Shown here is a new washer fluid pump, available from Pelican Parts.
Figure 1

Shown here is a new washer fluid pump, available from Pelican Parts.

The washer fluid pump (green arrow) is located in the washer fluid reservoir on the left side of the engine bay.
Figure 2

The washer fluid pump (green arrow) is located in the washer fluid reservoir on the left side of the engine bay. Drain the reservoir (see our article on Washer Fluid Reservoir Replacement) and pull the pump straight up and out of the reservoir.

Press the tab on the electrical connector (green arrow) and pull it off the pump.
Figure 3

Press the tab on the electrical connector (green arrow) and pull it off the pump.

Turn the pump over and use a pair of pliers to pull the feed line (green arrow) off.
Figure 4

Turn the pump over and use a pair of pliers to pull the feed line (green arrow) off.

Don't forget to replace the sealing grommet at the bottom of the pump, where it seals to the tank.
Figure 5

Don't forget to replace the sealing grommet at the bottom of the pump, where it seals to the tank. At this point, the new pump is installed in the reverse order of removal.

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