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Front & back windscreen washers not working


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#1 yanna1

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 09:14 AM

Hi,

 

I have a 2013 Zetec mk3 Ford Focus and the front and back windscreen washers are not working. I believe that there is a blockage somewhere because I can hear the pump but there is only a dribble coming out.

 

The car is booked in but not until the end of next week and its doing my head in not having any.lol

 

I was hoping somebody might know of a way of unblocking the pipes with out going down the removal of the wheel and arch etc to get to the filter. Maybe a some sort of drain unblocker.

 

Any ideas?

 

Thanks

 

 

 



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 10:20 AM

Hi,

 

I finally manage to unblocked them using a flattened staple.

 

Does anyone have hints or tips about preventing this from happening again?

 

Thanks


Edited by yanna1, 20 March 2017 - 10:21 AM.


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 10:58 AM

I only use water as screen wash turns to gel and bungs up but only problem 

is water freezes.



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 01:46 PM

Thanks. Will try using less screen wash.



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 08:36 PM

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You can normally remove jets, and disconnect from the pipes. If they are heated, there may be some plugs to disconnect.

You could then use some compressed air (they sell this in poundland near headphones, usb leads etc) to reverse blow down the jet, any crud should come out the end of the jet the screenwash normally goes in by, so it will be out the system, not ready to block the jet again.

It may be possible to just disconnect the pipe and blow down them in situ?

With regards screenwash, when mine runs out, i chuck 2x 1 litre bottles of holts all seasons screenwash concentrate in, and fill to the brim with water. I've never had gelling issues. I probably top up once a year.


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 07:46 AM

You can normally remove jets, and disconnect from the pipes. If they are heated, there may be some plugs to disconnect.

You could then use some compressed air (they sell this in poundland near headphones, usb leads etc) to reverse blow down the jet, any crud should come out the end of the jet the screenwash normally goes in by, so it will be out the system, not ready to block the jet again.

It may be possible to just disconnect the pipe and blow down them in situ?

With regards screenwash, when mine runs out, i chuck 2x 1 litre bottles of holts all seasons screenwash concentrate in, and fill to the brim with water. I've never had gelling issues. I probably top up once a year.

Thanks for the advice. Will defiantly give that a go. 






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