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Screen wash problems... Here's a fix.


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#1 gravedigger

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 03:00 PM

If there's little or no screen wash coming out of the jets, then apart from the resevoir needing topped up, it's likely that the feed hose at the bottom of the resevoir has popped out. This is a common thing for the Mk1/Mk2 Mondeo with the tell-tale sign being a puddle of water on the ground under the front off-side roughly where the resevoit is positioned...

Follow this to fix it and how to prevent it happening again :L

1, Jack car up take off the Driver's side (off-side) wheel. You can do the job without taking the wheel off but its more of a struggle

2, Un-clip wheel arch cowling from bottom upwards to about half way up so you can get your hand/arm in to get to your washer bottle.

3, You will see the end of your washer pipe (where its come off) and the nozzel on the bottom of the water bottle, if you try to put it back on you will find that you may have to stretch the pipe for it to fit back on. Do not stretch it as this will only come back off after a short time later with the force of the water.

4, Open bonnet. Look down to find the water pipes held in with clips. Un-clip them, go back under your car and give the end of your water pipe a bit of a pull, that way you have some slack to fit back on the the water tank nozzel and you will find it easier to push back on

5, To be more secure and prevent it happening again, buy some small cable ties (ty-wraps). Once you have fitted the water pipe back on the nozzel put a cable tie round the pipe aswell over the nozzel, this should secure the pipe for not comming back off.

6, Re-fit the arch liner and put the wheel back on, ensuring the wheel-nuts are torqued up correctly on :)
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Posted 30 October 2008 - 03:02 PM

if this sounds all giggly goo, blame someone else
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Posted 31 October 2008 - 12:48 PM

Something adding to this topic...

Alternatively over time the filter to the washer pump can get clogged up with gunk (or whatever you call it). The sign when the filter gets blocked is that there is a tiny bit of water coming out from the washer jet but then it stops, while you can still hear the pump whining; and unlike the symptom listed above by Gravedigger, there isn't any water puddling beneath the car...

Similar procedure as above, partically remove the front wheelarch liner, and the under tray.

Check if you have got any water in the reservoir. If there is, be careful at the next step.

Take out the pump and pull out the fliter. If there is any water in the reservoir don't position yourself underneath otherwise you will be soaked, unless if you want an adventerous showering experience.

Clean the filter, and if possible use some warm water to flush out the remaining gunk from the reservoir.

Fit everything back in, make sure all the feed hoses are connected back in, and have a quick test before re-fitting the wheelarch liner and the undertray.

Lastly, go and have a shower... if you haven't already have one while underneath the car... :tongue:

Here are some photos of me doing it... blocked filter (first one) and what got flushed out (second photo)

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Posted 15 November 2008 - 09:02 PM

am gonna do this cos my rear wash wipe doesnt spray anything out

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Posted 15 November 2008 - 09:47 PM

am gonna do this cos my rear wash wipe doesnt spray anything out

With the rear wash-wipe, it might be that the flexi water pipe has come out of a union. Easily checked, all you need to do is pull back the lining a little at the hatch opening (on the drivers side of the car) and run your hand up the pipe to check its connected properly. It usually comes adrift about in-line where the rear passenger's grab handle is :L
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Posted 02 January 2009 - 01:36 PM

i have no pump noise and the squirter was working day before yesterday . Could it be frozen. I have no puddle and dont seem to have any fuses popped can someone shed some light please?

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 07:10 PM

Could possibly be frozen. Even though mine has heated jets I think the water in the pipes had frozen as I wasn't getting any noise from the motor. I have since topped up with a bit more screen wash (with added anti-freeze).
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 10:13 AM

am gonna do this cos my rear wash wipe doesnt spray anything out

With the rear wash-wipe, it might be that the flexi water pipe has come out of a union. Easily checked, all you need to do is pull back the lining a little at the hatch opening (on the drivers side of the car) and run your hand up the pipe to check its connected properly. It usually comes adrift about in-line where the rear passenger's grab handle is :L


Hi,

I'm glad I found this post because my pump works but the water just dribbles out of the rear jet.

Could you define "hatch opening" for me please? I don't know where you mean.

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 12:06 AM

am gonna do this cos my rear wash wipe doesnt spray anything out

With the rear wash-wipe, it might be that the flexi water pipe has come out of a union. Easily checked, all you need to do is pull back the lining a little at the hatch opening (on the drivers side of the car) and run your hand up the pipe to check its connected properly. It usually comes adrift about in-line where the rear passenger's grab handle is :L

I have similar problem with rear wash-wipe, water oozes from roof lining adjacent to grab handle. could you explain in more detail how to remove the roof lining, never done it before.
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Posted 18 February 2009 - 03:58 PM

I'm glad this post is here, saves me asking the question about how to do it, cos I have this problem on my car.

I put it up on ramps earlier, and tried taking off the plastic tray under the engine, do I not need to do this then?

Is it really as simple as taking off the front right wheel, and removing some of the wheel arch liner?

Once you have done that, how easy is it then to replace the hose?

Thanks guys, for any further help





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