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Front washers not working.

PostPosted by rav4jay » Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:35 am

Hi all

Got a 2005 D4d

My front windscreen washer is not working anymore.
Rear washer works fine.
Just filled water to make sure :)
disconnected the pipe at the junction near the top strut mount to prove it wasnt blocked jets.
when I blow I get bubbles in the water tank...when I suck I get a mouthful of washer anti-freeze :shok: so I guess its connected ok.

Any ideas please?

Had a quick look at the fuses under the bonnet but they seem ok - also as rear working would think its only 1 pump?
Its an absolute sod to try and see - I take it if it did need replacing its inner arches off?

*Edit : Just found the 25A fuse near the drivers knee fusebox : Thats ok too :( Guessing I Need a new pump ?
Is there a removal/fitting guide please?

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Re: Front washers not working.

PostPosted by Davrav » Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:00 pm

Can you get someone to use the washer whilst you listen near the tank? Assuming there are two pumps you should be able to hear each individually as they are switched.
There are two pumps shown in the image here:
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Re: Front washers not working.

PostPosted by rav4jay » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:10 am

thanks, yea - front washer pump is goosed.

Im assuming from the link part number for Trico one is W0133-1857328

Anyone have a 2nd hand one to sell :)
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Re: Front washers not working.

PostPosted by NickB75 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:49 pm

Would it be worth testing pump by connecting directly to a 12v supply?
It could be a bad wiper switch
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