Blocked windscreen washers

Discussion in 'Bodywork' started by pedderd, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. pedderd

    pedderd New Member

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    Any one had their windscreen washers stop working ? Mine is a W213 (E) on a 17 plate.

    Main dealers say we will clear it, but if it is just a blockage it is not manufacturer warranty and want to charge £95+VAT.

    I said I would try myself first !

    Just seeing if anyone else has had this ??
     
  2. Flyinspanner

    Flyinspanner Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    You can buy washer jet cleaning tools on eBay really cheap. They have tiny needles you can pop into the holes.
     
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    pedderd

    pedderd New Member

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    Thanks. I haven't had a good look yet, but I am assuming it is not the jet outlet as both sides went at the same time.

    Must be a blockage between the pump and the splitter (assuming that is the layout)
     
  4. Fununcle

    Fununcle Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Have a look at the filer around the pump in the reservoir, I have had that block up before. As you say both at the same time points to earlier in the system than the jets.
     
  5. James Copeland

    James Copeland Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Mixing different windscreen washes can sometimes develop into a 'splodge' within the system.
     
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    zipdip Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Make certain a pipe has not come of serving both the nozzles,it is rare to get both to block,it could also be the little pump that has given up.
     
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    Colesy Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Could also be a blocked filter on the pump, that would affect both jets.
     
  8. CJD

    CJD Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    As has been said, it is possible that 2 incompatible screen washes have been mixed.
    This can cause the screen wash to become thick, and it will not pass through the fine nozzles.
    I've not heard of anyone having a problem on here before, but it is a known problem in the Porsche world.
     
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    DSM10000 MB Club Veteran

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    The later fan type nozzles cannot be cleaned this way I was told?
     
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    Rory MB Club Veteran

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    BMWs are notorious for it - it's like BMW use fluid which reacts with everything else.
     

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