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windscreen washers
« on: 05 January 2018, 23:48:56 »

hi guys,

yet another problem with my old girl the car I mean,

windscreen washers have packed up wipers work which I understand are on the same fuse so I guess its not that,

have no wheering noise from the motor any idea chaps what the most likely course is on a 2.2.  :o
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Re: windscreen washers
« Reply #1 on: 06 January 2018, 09:47:35 »

Sounds like water pump failure if no sound when pulling the stalk
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Re: windscreen washers
« Reply #2 on: 06 January 2018, 10:43:21 »

Lift the pump and check for gunge ;)
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Re: windscreen washers
« Reply #3 on: 06 January 2018, 10:47:07 »

Lift the pump and check for gunge ;)

But gunge won't stop a working pump from whirring  ;)
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Re: windscreen washers
« Reply #4 on: 06 January 2018, 10:49:47 »

hi guys,

yet another problem with my old girl the car I mean,

windscreen washers have packed up wipers work which I understand are on the same fuse so I guess its not that,

have no wheering noise from the motor any idea chaps what the most likely course is on a 2.2.  :o

Pull the pump from the tank .... it's just a push fit ...... check for voltage (when the stalk end is pushed) or stick 12 volts across the pump & see if it runs.
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Re: windscreen washers
« Reply #5 on: 06 January 2018, 10:57:55 »

hi Andy.

is the pump at the top of the tank where you fill up  ::)
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Re: windscreen washers
« Reply #6 on: 06 January 2018, 11:21:46 »

hi Andy.

is the pump at the top of the tank where you fill up  ::)
Facelift, open bonnet, you can seen one or 2 (if you have headlight washers) pumps with a rubber protection sleeve over top, that is mounted vertically in approx. the middle of the tank.

Peel up this rubber cover to expose connector, and unplug connector to test as AndyB says.
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Re: windscreen washers
« Reply #7 on: 06 January 2018, 17:40:26 »

hi Andy.

is the pump at the top of the tank where you fill up  ::)

I'm in work ..... I wasn't ignoring you    ;)
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Re: windscreen washers
« Reply #8 on: 06 January 2018, 18:47:47 »

Lift the pump and check for gunge ;)

But gunge won't stop a working pump from whirring  ;)
Most likely cause of pump failure though...
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Re: windscreen washers
« Reply #9 on: 06 January 2018, 20:30:17 »

Lift the pump and check for gunge ;)

But gunge won't stop a working pump from whirring  ;)
Most likely cause of pump failure though...
Maybe  :-\ but it'd need a lot to stop a pump.  :-\
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Re: windscreen washers
« Reply #10 on: 13 January 2018, 16:57:20 »

hi guys.

firstly thanks for all your help.

update.

firstly I took the pipe of the pump and blew it thu to the washer jets all was clear.

so in my wisdom concluded that it must be the pump motor so I changed that with a new one at £9.74. but to my shock still not working.

so I took it back out complete with the rubber grommet this time to find that what I thought was just a rubber seal grommet was actually a filter to and was very clogged up.


so cleaned that and put back with original pump and is working better than it has in a long while.

took new pump back for a refund job done.  :y
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Re: windscreen washers
« Reply #11 on: 13 January 2018, 17:13:35 »

Nice one :y
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Re: windscreen washers
« Reply #12 on: 13 January 2018, 17:14:23 »

That white gunge in that filter is due to using neat water in the screenwash. Even in summer it needs some commercial screenwash

(Triple QX screenwash might not be strong enough to prevent the build up of this stuff, it would appear from another member's experiences)
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Re: windscreen washers
« Reply #13 on: 13 January 2018, 17:16:13 »

Glad you're sorted. Now it's working, make sure you use a decent quality screen wash. The grunge was a result of cheapo or no screen wash.
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« Reply #14 on: 13 January 2018, 17:22:04 »

yes I will do in future,  :y to be honest I have only ever put a squirt of washing up liquid in for last 4 years so I have been lucky it lasted that long  :y
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Re: windscreen washers
« Reply #15 on: 13 January 2018, 17:52:26 »

does that stop it freezing :'(
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Re: windscreen washers
« Reply #16 on: 13 January 2018, 18:54:51 »

does that stop it freezing :'(
No, but you do get lovely soft hands when you rub the windscreen. ;)
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Re: windscreen washers
« Reply #17 on: 13 January 2018, 19:36:04 »

Whats washing up liquid?  I thought that was why the dear Lord invented dishwashers, so we don't need Fairy Liquid.
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Re: windscreen washers
« Reply #18 on: 13 January 2018, 19:57:11 »

I thought washing-up liquid was the enemy of car bodywork?

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Re: windscreen washers
« Reply #19 on: 13 January 2018, 20:07:20 »

I thought washing-up liquid was the enemy of car bodywork?

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There's a lot of salt in it, to make all those pretty bubbles out of hard water.
So although washing up liquid will clean your car effectively, you might find that the paint dulls quite quickly. So some special 'serum' - made from madeupium - is to be preferred. Which  also helps with wallet overthickness ;D
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Re: windscreen washers
« Reply #20 on: 13 January 2018, 20:11:57 »

I thought washing-up liquid was the enemy of car bodywork?

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There's a lot of salt in it, to make all those pretty bubbles out of hard water.
So although washing up liquid will clean your car effectively, you might find that the paint dulls quite quickly. So some special 'serum' - made from madeupium - is to be preferred. Which  also helps with wallet overthickness ;D
There’s a lot of that madeupium about.
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« Reply #21 on: 13 January 2018, 20:19:00 »

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Re: windscreen washers
« Reply #22 on: 13 January 2018, 20:57:32 »

yes I will do in future,  :y to be honest I have only ever put a squirt of washing up liquid in for last 4 years so I have been lucky it lasted that long  :y

 :o :o :o
The very last thing you should use  ;)
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