SLK washer jets not working properly

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Hi everybody,

I've got a 2001 SLK230 and the 2 front windscreen washer jets are not working as I believe they should.

When activated, very little comes out of the passenger's side jet in both directions. The driver's side produces a good stream in one direction and not very much in the other direction.

Just wondered if anybody has any thoughts on where the problem may lie, and whether I can fix this myself?

Thanks,




bern
 

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have you tried a pin in the nozzles to clear any blockages like dried crud?
 

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Firstly check the jets are not blocked. Use a pin or fine needle to clear the opening
 
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Re. the passenger's side, have tried the pin approach and also compressed air from a tyre inflator but neither has fixed the jet which is not supplying water. The other jet on the same fitting is working.

Fixed the driver's side by using a sewing need to correctly position both jets on that side. By inserting the pin into the small hole, you can lever the jet around until you get the correct position.
 

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Most common in hard water areas as the scale builds up in the heated jets.
Usually keep persevering and clearing with a pin or I have used a bristle from a wire brush to rake around. Failing this take it off and put it in some mild acid like lemon juice and soak overnight. Or replace!
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Yup common problem. With our Audi I had to disconnect the pipe and give it a prod from the inside before I could get a proper flow. It helps that my hobby is r/c planes so I have both tempered steel piano wire and carbon firbre rod in all diameters from thickness of a hair to 4mm plus ... so able to match the bore of the nozzle :)
 
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Thanks everybody.
I fancy taking it off and leaving it to soak overnight.
Do you how to remove the dual washer jet head without causing damage?
 

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