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Hi everyone,

Just got a quick question - my washers suddenly stopped working this morning without warning, but there's plenty of screenwash in the bottle. Is it likely to be the motor that needs replacing? Neither the front or the back jets work, and there's no "whirring" sound like there used to be. I checked my Haynes manual to see if there was a fuse or relay that I could simply replace but couldn't find one specifically for the washer pump. (the wipers still function ok).

Can anyone suggest where to check for possible loose connections, etc? (as you may guess I'm a bit clueless when it comes to electrics).

Cheers for any help,

Vas :L
 

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check the hoses havnt pulled off the bottle, mione worked loose recently
 

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There is a known problem with the pipe coming away from the bottom of the bottle, a real bugger to get to. This often happens during frost...I guess the pipe is full of ice, and this causes the motor to blow it off! However, the lack of buzzing suggests that it's an electrical problem. Not sure exactly where the wiring is, but the motor, iirc, is built into the bottom of the washer bottle, so you should be able to see it if you can get the car up on ramps and have a wee gander from underneath.

If it is the pipe that has blown off, you will see a pool of water gathering under the car as you operate the washer switch, since it is just pumping the washer fluid out onto the road.
 

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Wow that was fast! Cheers guys, looks like I'll be spending tomorrow lunchtime under the car in the work carpark, it's a bit too dark & cold to get out there now!

Thanks again,

Vas ;)
 

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the pumps are well known for failing as well !!!!!!!! , easy to replace and a pattern part is about £13 - 14 as opposed to a ford one at about £40 :shocked:
 

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If it is the hoses disconnected try a couple of tie wraps on each hose. It fixed mine after they blew off the second time. You have to take the plasic inner arch off, withits' plastic posiscrews and clips, to get to it.

TIP! :cool: If you want to find exactly where a leak is in the system - split or disconneced hose - try putting food colourant in the bottle it's easier to see than plain water
 

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Mine did this the other day, no warning, just went. New pump on it (well one off an escort) and its all working again, although the pipes are a right sod to fit., All in all an easy job.
 
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