Rear window washer on 2002 Wagon
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    Rear window washer on 2002 Wagon

    Hello,

    I have a very simple question that makes me feel like an idiot. I have a 2002 WRX Wagon and the rear window washer doesn't seem to be working anymore.

    Does anyone know if the rear washer fluid reservoir is a separate container from the regular windshield washer (out of fluid....) ? The owner's manual doesn't have any details on that. I can't tell whether the electrical pump is working or not.

    Thanks

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    I don't have a wagon so you'll have to pardon the ignorance, but have you checked to see if the sprayer nozzle is clogged or not? Have someone activate it while you look at it from the back. If it looks clogged, a needle will help to clear it out.

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    It shares the resevoir with the fronts. Just a second pump attached to it. You should be able to hear it humming if it's working.

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    Had the same problem.

    Turns out I was low on wiper fluid.

    The smarties at Subaru put the fluid pump for the rear windshield higher on the reservoir than the front pump so that when you run out of rear windshield fluid you know that you're soon gonna run out of fluid for the (more critical) front windshield.
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    Very clever - I'd noticed it was higher but it never dawned on me that it might have been done on purpose!

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    Thanks for the suggestion and you hit upon the solution exactly. I filled up the tank and it works. Interesting design point. I would not immediately have thought of it. The reservoir was actually still pretty full because that was the first thing I checked.

    Thanks again everyone.

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