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89 300E Washer fluid problem

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I'm a first time owner and picked up an 89 300E the other day. I'd used the windshield washer several times with no problems until the washer fluid ran out yesterday. I filled the reservoir and now it won't spit out any fluid onto the windshield. I've tried it several dozen times thinking maybe it had to prime its way through the pump and tubing, but it's still a no go. I checked the headlight washers and they aren't getting wet either. I can hear the washer fluid pump going when I activate it, so I assume it isn't that. Any advice?
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use only cleaner with alcohal in it (like windex) it will kill the algee that grows in the water bottle all summer. flush resivior and disconnect hoses and blow them out with air. there are one way check valves by nozzles unplug them and blow out nozzles backwards (air from outside of hood) then hook all back up and try

one more thing the headlight wipers will only squirt if the lights are on and you squirt the windshield:smile
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