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My windshield wiper fluid and the rear wiper blade on my

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My windshield wiper fluid and the rear wiper blade on my 2003 Acura MDX won't work. Have checked it for a clog, negative, and there is no sound of the pump turning on. Was trying to check the fuse, but there isn't one labeled for the wiper fluid in the owners manual. We checked the fuse that is labeled for the rear wiper and it is fine. Are there any other fuses we can check or would it possibly be the pump or sensor? The low wiper fluid light has been on for a while even when the reservoir is full, I'm sure due to a bad sensor. Could this be the problem? Any insight would be helpful, especially any other fuses we can check. Thanks!
JA: Most vehicles have two fuse panels. Have you located both?
Customer: Yes, the two interior and 2 under the hood.
JA: Are you fixing your ZDX yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Its an Acura MDX Have checked fuses 4, 5, and 12, which are all fine, have located the pump and sensor and don't hear any connection/sound that it's getting electricity. Have unclogged the front wipers and they still don't work.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Trying to do it ourself if possible.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Acura
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 6 months ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose), my normal schedule online is around lunch and after dinner till early morning.

I believe we can figure this out with some testing using wire diagrams and a volt meter if your able.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Sure, let me know what I should try.
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 6 months ago.

Here is the wire diagram.

Step one, at the washer pump can you confirm there is power on the BK/YE wire and ground on the black wire with the washer commanded on?

Do you have auto wipers?

The fuses related are shown at the top of each diagram.

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Hi again, so we did the voltage test and and there is power going to both sets of wires connected to the back wiper and the front windshield fluid motor, but they're not connecting. We also checked all the other fuses and they look fine.Yes it has auto wipers.
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 6 months ago.

At the pump since there is power and ground and there is no water spraying this means the pump was not running and bad or there is a broken hose or hose clog somewhere. If you did not hear the pump run then the pump was or is bad.

Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 6 months ago.

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