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GM Cavalier/Sunbird/Skyhawk/Firenza 1982-1994

Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir & Pump

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



1982-92 Vehicles

See Figures 1, 2 and 3

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Drain washer fluid from the washer reservoir.
  4.  
  5. Detach the electrical connection and washer hoses.
  6.  
  7. Remove the washer reservoir by unfastening the retainers and lifting the reservoir out of the vehicle.
  8.  
  9. Remove the washer pump from the washer reservoir.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Detach the windshield washer pump electrical connector, then ...



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Fig. Fig. 2: ... lift the pump from the reservoir and disconnect the hose

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal. Make sure washer pump is pushed all the way into the washer reservoir gasket.
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Fig. Fig. 3: Windshield washer reservoir and pump assembly - 1992 vehicle shown

1993-94 Vehicles

See Figure 4

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Drain the washer fluid from the reservoir.
  4.  
  5. Detach the washer hose and the electrical connector from the washer pump.
  6.  
  7. Unfasten the screw from the mounting tab at the neck of the reservoir.
  8.  
  9. Remove the screw from the tab at the bottom of the container.
  10.  
  11. Extend the outer retaining clip of the mounting bracket outward and pull the container downward out of the mounting bracket.
  12.  
  13. Remove the pump from the reservoir.
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Fig. Fig. 4: View of the pump mounting in the washer reservoir - 1994 vehicle shown

To install:
  1. Position the washer pump in the reservoir container. Make sure the pump is pushed all the way into the container seal.
  2.  
  3. Insert the neck of the container into the engine compartment., then extend the outer retaining clip of the mounting bracket outward and push the container upward into engagement with both bracket retaining clips.
  4.  
  5. Fasten the two screws in the lower and upper container mounting tabs. Tighten the screws to 44 inch lbs. (5 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Attach the washer hose and the electrical connector.
  8.  
  9. Fill the reservoir with windshield washer solvent, then connect the negative battery cable.
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