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After driving in the snow and salt for while, I finally noticed that my windshield washers don't react instantly when activated. I have to hold the washer motor on for 2 or 3 seconds before the washers spray. Every other car I've driven has fluid squirting the moment the washer pump starts running.
Is this normal?
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I don't have a delay on mine. Many vehicles use check valves up close to the washer nozzle to keep water in the line so there is no delay (Vovlos). I don't know if the GTO has them. Curiousity made me check and I was unable to locate one, however, I could not see all of the fluid line. You might check for a leak (fluild drains out). Any traces of fluild under the car in the morning? Operate it with the hood up and the engine off and see if you can find a leak (leave room for the wipers to sweep).
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Mine did the same thing----then stopped working, dealer found kink in line.
Reran new line, now it works fine.
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After driving in the snow and salt for while, I finally noticed that my windshield washers don't react instantly when activated. I have to hold the washer motor on for 2 or 3 seconds before the washers spray. Every other car I've driven has fluid squirting the moment the washer pump starts running.
Is this normal?
use rainx a slow pump although frustrating beats a mustang at wot!!!!!
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My sprayers began delaying for 2-3 seconds before spraying. In the past, they almost sprayed over the car immediately when I pulled the lever. Now, they barely spray over the wipers...weak stream. There is a also loud humming noise when I hold the sprayer lever. I'm going to assume the pump is going out? Has anyone's washer fluid pump gone out?

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After driving in the snow and salt for while, I finally noticed that my windshield washers don't react instantly when activated. I have to hold the washer motor on for 2 or 3 seconds before the washers spray. Every other car I've driven has fluid squirting the moment the washer pump starts running.
Is this normal?
Maybe its time for Cialis!? J/K I have used my wipers maybe two times since ive owned it. One year and four months. Sorry.


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I think we have gotten off track, after all this is a religious question.

Let us spray,
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