Ram B1500, B2500, B3500, 1999-2003

Windshield Washer System

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Fluid Recommendation



The windshield washer solvent bottle is located adjacent to the radiator on most models. Remove the cap on the bottle and check the fluid by looking down into the bottle; if it is not full, pour the proper mixture of washer solvent into the bottle. Washer solvent comes in a concentrated formula. Check the directions on the bottle you are using to determine the proper solvent and water mixture.



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Fig. On this model, the washer solvent reservoir is located in the front driver's side of the engine compartment, adjacent to the radiator

Removal & Installation



Fluid Level Sensor
  1. Disconnect the hose from the pump and drain the washer fluid into a suitable container.
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  3. Disconnect the electrical wiring at the pump.
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  5. Disconnect the washer fluid level sensor.
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  7. The level sensor float must be positioned horizontally relative to the reservoir in order to be removed. This will be obtained when the reservoir is empty.
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  9. Using a trim tool or other wide, flat-bladed instrument, pry the barbed inlet nipple of the sensor out of the rubber grommet seal.
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To install:

  1. Reverse the removal procedure. Use a new rubber grommet seal.
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Washer Pump & Reservoir

The windshield washer pumps are fitted to the bottom of the fluid reservoir. Procedures vary depending on the type of reservoir fitted, and whether front or rear types The pumps can be pried out of the reservoir if accessible with the reservoir in place. Otherwise, the reservoir will have to be removed first. Note the following:

  1. Disconnect the hose from the pump and drain the washer fluid into a suitable container.
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  3. Disconnect any electrical wiring connected to the pump.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the washer fluid level sensor, if so equipped.
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  7. Disconnect any other wiring attached to the pump.
  8.  
  9. Using a trim tool or other wide, flat-bladed instrument, pry the barbed inlet nipple of the washer pump out of the rubber grommet seal.
  10.  

To install:

  1. Reverse the removal procedure. Use a new rubber grommet seal.
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Fig. Windshield washer assembly

  1. Disconnect the battery negative cable(s).
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  3. Drain the coolant below the level of the upper radiator hose.
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  5. Disconnect the upper radiator hose, taking care to catch any coolant left in the hose.
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  7. Disconnect the electrical connectors at pump and fluid level sensor, if equipped.
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  9. Disconnect the supply line and drain the fluid into a suitable container.
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  11. Pull the reservoir away from the fan shroud and lift the unit enough to disengage the mounting tabs from the shroud.
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  13. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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