240Z Windshield Washer Pump Replacement
Chances are good that the windshield washer pump in your Datsun 240Z is shot. If your washer fluid reservoir is still in good shape then this is a clean way to get window squirters again!
I was able to secure an aftermarket windshield washer pump that fits neatly within the rubber bushing under the existing 240Z windshield washer reservoir. This avoids having to bolt a 3rd party washer pump into the engine compartment. It looks “mostly stock”. It is black instead of white and it is about 3/8 inch longer than the stock pump.
The fit was snug. I used some isopropyl alcohol to ‘lube up’ the rubber sleeve, made double-sure the orientation of the water connections was proper and slid the pump in. It uses blade-type connectors, so I made two short blade-to-bullet cables to match to the stock wiring harness.
Special thanks to Baums Auto Supply for searching through their inventory of washer pumps, opening every package and test-fitting them into the rubber washer pump bushing. A lot of work for a sale.
Works like a charm and looks 90% stock. Here is an image looking over the motor, between the brake reservoirs.
I think it’s an excellent compromise. The fewer holes we need to drill, the better!