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How to Replace Washer Pump 97-01 Toyota Camry

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How to Replace Washer Pump 97-01 Toyota Camry

Created on: 2016-06-14

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a broken, damaged, or failing windshield washer pump on 97, 98 Toyota Camry.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Bumper Cover
    • Remove the two 10mm bolts from the top of the bumper cover
    • Remove the plastic Phillips head clip from the top of the bumper cover
    • Raise and support the vehicle
    • Remove the six 10 millimeter bolts at the bottom of the bumper cover
    • Remove the two plastic Phillips head clips from the bottom of the bumper cover
    • Pull back the inner fenders
    • Remove the 10mm bolt behind each inner fender
    • Pop out the bumper cover retainers
    • Pull the bumper cover off
  2. step 2 :Removing the Washer Pump
    • Remove the two 10mm bolts from the fender liner
    • Remove the 10mm bolt from the wheel well
    • Fold back the wheel well
    • Have a drain pan ready
    • Disconnect the washer fluid hose
    • Allow the fluid to drain
    • Disconnect the washer pump wiring harness
    • Pop the washer pump out of the retainer
    • Pull the washer pump out of its O-ring
    • Unclip the hose from the fluid reservoir
    • Put the hose aside
  3. step 3 :Installing the New Washer Pump
    • Push the washer pump into its O-ring
    • Snap in the washer pump retainer
    • Connect the washer pump wring harness
    • Clip the hose onto the reservoir
    • Connect the hose to the washer pump
    • Push the wheel well into place
    • Insert the 10mm bolt inside the wheel well
    • Insert the two 10mm bolts into the bottom of the fender liner
  4. step 4 :Installing the Bumper Cover
    • Put the Styrofoam bumper in place, if it has been removed
    • Hold the bumper in place with painter's tape
    • Lift the bumper cover into place
    • Tap in the bumper cover retainers
    • Insert the two 10mm bolts into the top of the bumper cover
    • Insert the plastic clip into the top of the bumper cover
    • Line up the wheel well and bumper screw holes
    • Insert the 10mm bolts into the bottom of the bumper cover
    • Tighetn the two plastic clips into the bottom of the bumper cover with a Phillips head screwdriver
    • Insert the two 10mm bolts behind the inner fenders
    • Push the inner fenders into place behind the bumper cover
  5. step 5 :Filling the Washer Fluid Reservoir
    • Lower the vehicle to the ground
    • Remove the strainer from the old fluid reservoir
    • Open the fluid reservoir cap Place the strainer into the new reservoir
    • Add washer fluid to the reservoir

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Jack Stands

    Drain Pan

    Floor Jack

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

    Windshield Washer Fluid

  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions

    Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

    No. 2 Phillips Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    10mm Socket

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Hi, I'm Mike from 1A Auto. I hope this how-to video helps you out, and next time you need parts for your vehicle, think of 1AAuto.com. Thanks.

In, this video we're going to show you how to change out the washer pump in this Toyota Camry. This is a 1998, but the procedure's the same for many, many vehicles, including 1983-2006 Toyota Camrys. You'll need a new washer pump from 1AAuto.com, 10mm socket with ratchet and extension, Phillips and flat-head screwdrivers, a drain pan, washer fluid, and jack and jack stands.

Remove the two 10 millimeter bolts at the top of the bumper cover. There's also a plastic Phillips head retainer that belongs here. Our vehicle is missing it. Just use a number 2 Philips screwdriver to back it out. Pull the clip out of the grill. Using a 10 millimeter socket and ratchet, remove the two bolts from the top of your bumper cover.

We're going to bring the vehicle up on a lift to make it easier to show you what we're doing, but this bumper can easily be removed at home on a jack and jack stands. Remove the six 10 millimeter bolts at the bottom of the bumper cover. Ours is missing one here, and last one at the end. Using a 10 millimeter socket and ratchet, remove your lower bumper bolts. Underneath the bumper we have the Phillips head plastic retainer. Another one should be here. Remove both, if you have them, by unscrewing it with a number 2 Phillips screwdriver, popping the clip out of the hole. This retainer works by being clamped into the hole. As you send this screw in, the screw wedges the retainer part at the end, and makes it wider. This part anchors into the inside of the hole.

Remove the inner fender liner to access the 10 millimeter bolt for the bumper. Repeat this step on the opposite side. When removing the last bolt be sure to keep a hand on the bumper cover to keep it from falling off. Pop out the retainers on the sides of the bumper. Pull the bumper straight out.

Behind the bumper cover, on the passenger side, just below the headlight housing we have our washer pump and reservoir assembly. To access it, remove the two 10mm bolts at the bottom of the fender liner. We use a 10mm socket and ratchet. We're missing a bolt but there should be two located here and here. Remove the 10mm bolt in the wheel well with a socket and ratchet. Fold the wheel well out of the way.

Here we have the washer fluid reservoir, our washer level sensor, the washer pump which creates pressure to spray the windshield with washer fluid and the hose that feeds that fluid through. Remove the hose on the bottom of the washer pump and let the fluid drain out into a catch pan. Remove the connector on the top of the pump. Pop the top of the pump out of the retaining clip and remove it from the O-ring.


Reinstall the bottom of the washer pump into the gasket and snap the top back into the retainer. Reconnect the connector on your washer pump. Reconnect the washer hose into the container and attach the hose to the bottom of your washer pump.

Reinstall the fender liner and the 10mm screw at the bottom. Tighten that down with a 10mm socket and ratchet. Reinstall the 10mm bolt through the bottom of the fender liner in to the hole. Again, we're missing one but you should have two.

Your styrofoam bumper support sits on the vehicle like this. Ours is broken quite a bit, so we've taped it back together here. To make it easier to install our bumper, we're going to take some painter's, or masking tape, whatever you have handy. Just put one or two wraps on either side around the support to help keep it in place when we reinstall our bumper.

Reinstall the bumper over your support. Tap the edges in at the fenders. Begin reinstalling your hardware. Reinstall the hardware, the 10mm bolt, with a socket and ratchet, on the top corners of your bumper cover. If you have the plastic clip for the center, pop it in there. These little plastic taps are what screw this. These little plastic tabs are what hold the screws for the inner wheel well to attach to the bottom of the bumper, so before you install your hardware you want to make sure that they're all interlocked.

Install the plastic clip back into the hole in the bumper. Tighten it down with a number 2 Phillips head screwdriver. Repeat this step on the other side if you have the clip that we're missing.

Reinstall the 10mm screw on the end of the bumper.

Snap your fender liner back into place. Repeat these steps on the opposite side.

Lower the vehicle, open the cap on your new reservoir and install the strainer from your old reservoir. Fill with fluid.

Thanks for tuning in. We hope this video helps you out. Brought to you by www.1AAuto.com, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the Internet. Please feel free to call us toll-free, 888-844-3393. We're the company that's here for you on the Internet and in person.

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Jack Stands
  • Drain Pan
  • Floor Jack

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Windshield Washer Fluid

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver
  • No. 2 Phillips Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket


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