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Any Tips on Replacing a Washer Fluid Pump?
« on: January 23, 2017, 01:23:54 PM »
I have to replace the original washer fluid pump in my 1972 wagon. The pump is located in the bottom of the washer fluid bottle. Thanks to a 2011 archived topic between blupinto and Dave1987, I was able to find an OEM pump at AutoZone (O'Reilly's was more expensive!). Does anyone have any tips on how to install the new one?
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Re: Any Tips on Replacing a Washer Fluid Pump?
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2017, 08:33:13 PM »
I think it is as easy as bending the tabs back on the retaining clip thing that looks like a huge lock washer.  Removing it.  Removing the bad pump.  Install the new pump.  Reinstall the retaining clip and bend the tangs back.  Hope this helps some.
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Re: Any Tips on Replacing a Washer Fluid Pump?
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2017, 10:48:51 AM »
Thanks for the help, Tigger! The new pump went in much easier than I thought that it would. For the first time in years, I can now squirt cleaner on the windshield.
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Re: Any Tips on Replacing a Washer Fluid Pump?
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2017, 11:59:42 AM »
I have to replace the original washer fluid pump in my 1972 wagon. The pump is located in the bottom of the washer fluid bottle. Thanks to a 2011 archived topic between blupinto and Dave1987, I was able to find an OEM pump at AutoZone (O'Reilly's was more expensive!). Does anyone have any tips on how to install the new one?

What was the part number for Autozone?


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Re: Any Tips on Replacing a Washer Fluid Pump?
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2017, 04:50:55 PM »
My receipt says #368829, TAAP 7-664. The washer pump was $12.99. My AutoZone had to order it and it was there at 10:00 AM the next day. There were only a couple of AutoZones within 20 miles that had the part in stock. The washer pump was identical to the original which was never replaced before. I know this because the car has been in my family since 1972!
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Re: Any Tips on Replacing a Washer Fluid Pump?
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2017, 05:24:20 PM »
Lol, thanks for the information! I just ordered it and should be here tomorrow. I pulled out the jug and it's nothing but slush where the pump is. Hopefully that's the reason why my windshield washer isn't working.


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Re: Any Tips on Replacing a Washer Fluid Pump?
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2017, 05:44:50 PM »
Glad that I could help! The directions say to lubricate the rubber pump seal with dry lubricant (powdered graphite). I assume this is to make the pump slide in easier. I didn't have any so I just moistened it with water. The pump also comes with a new retaining ring.
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Re: Any Tips on Replacing a Washer Fluid Pump?
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2017, 05:56:43 PM »
That's good to know, thanks for the info. I'll probably just do the same and use water.


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Re: Any Tips on Replacing a Washer Fluid Pump?
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2017, 04:56:52 PM »
Out with the old





In with the new



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Re: Any Tips on Replacing a Washer Fluid Pump?
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2017, 05:36:05 PM »
Wow! I can see why the pump didn't work. My original pump just had a small discolored spot on the side. Glad that you got the new pump installed.
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Re: Any Tips on Replacing a Washer Fluid Pump?
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2017, 06:10:21 PM »
Wow! I can see why the pump didn't work. My original pump just had a small discolored spot on the side. Glad that you got the new pump installed.

I'm definitely glad I changed it out, probably was never changed. Thanks for your information, it really helped a lot.


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