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Low windshield waher fluid warning

Is there no low windshield washer fluid warinig light? Just ran out of fluid and no light came on. I can't find anything in the manual so maybe there isn't one? Seems a bit odd....

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you kidding me ?

part of RESPONSIBLE ownership REQUIRES you to periodically open the the HOOD & check
ALL the fluids - including OIL, Transmission, Power Steering, Coolant *AND* washer fluid(s) !

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I do, that is why this is the first time I have run out. With the road conditions here I went through the whole thing in 2 days. Would be nice to know before you run out.
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I do, that is why this is the first time I have run out. With the road conditions here I went through the whole thing in 2 days. Would be nice to know before you run out.
i hope youre using a diluted mixture, some of that stuff can be
pretty rough on the paint & soft parts.

you must really burn thru some windshield wiper blades then too.

No edition of the superduty, that i am aware of, has EVER had a
windshield washer fluid level sensor.

none of my cars have it either <do your cars have 'em level sensors/arms> ?

the jug on my superduty is close to, if not over, a gallon in capacity.

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Bushpilot, yes I do, I am on my second set of blades already. I can't dilute the fluid much or it freezes. When it heats up in the winter here and the roads melt a bit you pretty much need to use the washer fluid continuously. This is my first Ford so just suprised me as all my other vehicles had it. For me it was nice to know you were low so you didn't have to pull over and fill it up on the side of the road. I have been driving Toyota Tundra's since they came out until now and they all had it. My wifes old Honday CRV had it and her Lexus has it. Even my 1988 Dodge 1500 had it. Not a big deal, I will just fill it up more often when the roads are messy. I was not keeping a close eye on it because I assumed there would be a low warining.

Anyway, thanks, now I don't have to go to the dealership and tell them something I don't have is not working!
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i hope youre using a diluted mixture, some of that stuff can be
pretty rough on the paint & soft parts.

you must really burn thru some windshield wiper blades then too.

No edition of the superduty, that i am aware of, has EVER had a
windshield washer fluid level sensor.

none of my cars have it either <do your cars have 'em level sensors/arms> ?

the jug on my superduty is close to, if not over, a gallon in capacity.
I've never dilluted the stuff with ZERO problems. I wish there was a sensor, all the other vehicles I have owned have had them.

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my semi has about 2-2.5 gallons and i have emptied it in less than 2 days, our roads get sloppy up here, when a chinook blows in. drive through the city and i have basically run the wipers nonstop, and the washers every 15-30 seconds for 45 minutes straight

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Not directed to the OP but, If you use that much washer fluid you just need top it off sooner or every morning or evening for awhile until the road conditions get better. I understand the convenience of the sensor but I dont think it should have one just because other cars do.

Things like these make me wonder if all engines had low oil level sensors, would that make people never check their oil until its that low?

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