Mazda B-Series 1998-06

Windshield Washer System

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Washer Pump & Reservoir



Removal & Installation
Washer Motor
Washer Motor Secured By A Retaining Ring


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Fig. Windshield washer fluid reservoir mounting for 1994-97 models


WARNING
Never operate the washer fluid pump without fluid in the reservoir. Repeatedly running the reservoir dry will ruin the pump.

The front washer fluid reservoir is connected to the coolant overflow tank, which will be removed as an assembly.

  1. Disconnect the electrical plug and hose from the washer fluid reservoir. Also, if removing the front washer pump, disconnect the coolant overflow hose from its reservoir.
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  3. Remove the reservoir attaching screws and lift the assembly from the vehicle.
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  5. Drain and discard the contents of the washer fluid reservoir.
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Fig. Exploded view of the washer pump and retaining ring mounting

  1. Using a small prytool, pry out the pump retaining ring.
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  3. Use a pair of pliers and grasp the pump on one wall around the electrical terminals. Pull out the motor and seal from the reservoir.
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To install:

  1. Thoroughly clean the reservoir pump chamber and ensure that there is no foreign material in it.
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  3. Lubricate the outside of the pump seal with a dry lubricant, such as graphite powder.
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  5. If equipped, align the small tab on the motor with the notch on the reservoir.
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  7. Install the motor so that the seal seats against the bottom of the chamber.
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  9. Use a 1 inch (25.4mm) socket, preferable a 12-point socket, hand press the retaining ring securely against the motor end plate.
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  11. Install the reservoir assembly.
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  13. Connect the hoses and electrical harness plug.
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  15. Fill the reservoir and operate the washer system. Check for leaks.
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Washer Pump Press Fit Into Reservoir
  1. Remove the windshield washer fluid reservoir mounting screws.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the hose(s) from the reservoir tank.
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  5. Unplug the electrical connector from the washer pump.
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  7. Remove the washer fluid reservoir from the engine compartment.
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  9. Empty the washer fluid reservoir.
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  11. Using a small prying tool, pry out the pump, being careful not to damage the plastic housing.
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  13. Remove the rubber grommet and inspect for damage or debris.
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Fig. Exploded view of the press fit

To install:

  1. Insert the rubber grommet, then lubricate the inside diameter of the grommet with soapy water and install the pump into the reservoir until it is firmly seated.
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  3. Connect the hose(s), then place the reservoir into position in the engine compartment and tighten the mounting screws.
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  5. Plug the wiring harness connector to the pump.
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  7. Fill the reservoir with washer fluid and check pump operation.
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