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Windscreen washer motor

Discussion in 'T3 & T4 Tech Help Clinic' started by Barry, May 1, 2021.

  1. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    I have just noticed my windscreen washer isn’t working.
    Pull the lever forward and the wipers activate. so must be getting signal.

    I did change the key switch the other day.
    Everything else seems to be working.

    I can’t see a fuse labeled “washer motor “

    I added water and did notice some water spilling over onto the road?

    Any tips on where to start looking?
     
  2. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    A common problem is the motor just gums up. I have fixed a lot of them by removing the pump and pouring WD40 (or similar) through the inlet. First of all make sure that you have 12v at the pump.
     
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  3. grumble

    grumble Well-Known Member

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    Barry the motor leaks through the armature seal, replace the pump.
     
  4. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    @grumble

    Les
    I haven’t dug around much.
    Is the pump outside the tank and accessible fro underneath passenger side?
     
  5. grumble

    grumble Well-Known Member

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    Yes the tank unbolts and drops down the pump is accessible then.
     
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  6. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    For it have a fuse?
    can’t see reference to it on the fuse legend
     
  7. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    Fuse 11. Also does wipers.
     
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  8. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    well - it “should” be getting power

    Thanks
     
  9. JohnE

    JohnE New Member

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    I had a similar problem, got on e bay , 17 dollars ,3 days a nice new pump arrived, then the fun of dropping out the washer tank, once you figure out how to rotate in the correct manner ,all good, washing out the tank was most rewarding. almost as good as cleaning the little catch bowl on the air filter.
     
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  10. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    You really need to put a meter or a test lamp on it first. It just may save you a lot of work.
     
  11. grumble

    grumble Well-Known Member

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    Use a 12v test light from the terminals to earth, there will be power to one.
     
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