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I've owned my 2002 Taurus station wagon a little over three years and I'm getting ready to replace my third rear windshield washer pump. I have never had to replace the front windshield washer pump and it is used twice as much as the rear pump. I never let the rear pump run dry.

I use OEM Ford parts (7R3Z-17664-A). Does any one have any idea why the rear pump is failing so often?
 

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Check for 12V at the pump motor. Low voltage would kill the motor prematurely.
 

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I have another thought. I live in Georgia and it doesn't get too cold down here. Both front and rear washers had washer fluid rated down to 32 deg F. Is it possible that the rear pump was operated when the washer fluuid was frozen and burned out the motor? I have never experienced any problems with the front washer, but it has the engine to keep it warm.

For what it's worth, one of the other washer pumps had a siezed bearing. I was able to free it up, but did not trust enough to go through the effort to re-install it. Only new pumps are worth the effort.
 
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