I do not believe there are any filters at least not visible on 99. If they were to put in a filter more logically it would be before the pump. Most likely it was just a connector.In our 05 outback there are two small filters buried under the hood insulation. Mine were clogged so I just removed them, worked fine!
I bought a 1998 Outback wagon last month in North Carolina, just before I moved to Maine. "Everything works", said the owner... except for the windshield fluid, apparently. Nothing from the front, nothing from the rear. Reservoirs are full. Fuses are fine. I took out the front reservoir to check the pump, and what did I find?
A solid block of blue-tinted ice. The level must have gotten low and he filled it with plain old tap water: fine in the sunny South, not fine in Maine. I thawed out the tank and filled it with proper fluid, problem solved.
I'm new to my 2008 Outback and without this thread I would have been pulling on my little "mist" stick all day to no effect. I walked outside and yep it's a button on the end of the wiper control. Thanks, so glad I didn't get under the car and start cleaning contacts. :grin2:There is often a mixup on how to actually activate the washers vs the mist fuction. I don't don't how far back this issues goes. The mist function shows a diagram that 'looks' like it should be the washers, but in fact just moves the wipers for mist. This is on the little flap on the top. However, the actual washers function when pressing the button on the end of the stalk. I have to have this conversation about every two years with my wife when she asks to me fix the washers because they stopped working. This time I think I made fun of her too much. She won't forget now where to get the washers to go, but I also won't be seeing any attention anytime soon...
It comes off the front container. Can you hear the rear pump engaging? Is it possible the lines could be frozen, i.e.- do you have washer fluid that has a lower freeze point than what the temp has been?GOOD AFTERNOON.
I have a 97 Subaru Legacy. with 90,000 miles and I am having issues with the rear wipers not spraying. The motor does engage and the wipers themselves work. I have not found the container for the rear one, unless it comes off the front container. I have even used a pen to try to clear out the small hole. Any suggestions. I would love pictures too.