Taurus windsheild wipers problem

I have a 2001 Ford Taurus with intermittent wipers. The wipers work in the intermittent mode and on low speed, but do not work in high speed, and the
washers do not pump.
Seems if they do not work on high speed, the issue may be a fuse or circuit breaker.
Any ideas will be appreciated.
thanx
Frank
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Frank from Deeeetroit opined in

Ummm...
{finger to side of head, pensively}
I dont think so. Why would their be a separate fuse or breaker?
Multi-functionswitch or module wiring
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Backyard,
Should my problem be the switch, how complicated is the replacement process? Do I have to remove the steering wheel?
thanx
Frank

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Frank from Deeeetroit opined in

The chances are slim but I believe it says to disconnect the battery while workingn around them.
Wasnt an airbag on my mustng as cited... but the harnesses should be distinct.
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In posted on Wed, 13 Oct 2004 12:27:53 -0400:

I don't know how the 2001 is arranged under the hood, but in my 1998 Sable, my washers weren't pumping, either. Why? The line running from the washer fluid tank to the "squirters" was decomposed to the point where water was just squirting all over the inside of the engine compartment. This is due to the amount of heat in that area of the engine compartment. I went to Auto Zone and bought some generic rubber hosing of about the same size, then got some plastic connectors. I cut it to the proper length and connected the new hose to the remaining hose already on the car that was still in good condition. My washers pump fluid perfectly now. Apparently the person who owned this one before me couldn't figure it out, either. My windshield has all kind of scratch damage caused by running the wipers dry on a dirty windshield.
Damaeus
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I had the same problem with my 93 Taurus; but, instead of purchasing a replacement switch I took it apart and found two of the three wires had broken. A quick touch of solder and reassemble resulted in a fully functional system. One of the other symptoms of a broken wire, in my case, was the intermittent wiper function ceased to work. I your case one of the other three must have broken.
Removal of the switch and disassembly isn't hard, just remember where all the parts go.

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