My washer pumps stopped working and I can't find the fuse anywhere.
Wipers front and back work fine, electric windows/mirror and central
locking work fine, there just doesn't seem to be any power going to
the pump. Does it have a seperate fuse or do I need a new pump. It's
MOT time shortly and I need to get it working again.
Any other suggestions?
dan ( firstname.lastname@example.org) gurgled happily, sounding much like they were
Almost certainly the pump itself. They're cheap and easy to change - and
Dunno about B'lings specifically, but the tank's normally inside the
wheelarch - take the wheel off, pull the liner out, and the pump's a push-
fit in the tank.
dan ( email@example.com) gurgled happily, sounding much like they
were saying :
Pffft. You're going to get wet even if the sun's full out - the pump's at
the bottom of the tank, and you just filled it thinking that was the
problem, didn't you...?
Don't ask how I know... Let's just say that XM washer tanks are *HUGE*...
Well I've taken 10's (if not 100's, literally) of washer tanks out,
and I've never got wet doing one yet, all I ca say is that anyone who
does must either be ham-fisted or totally inpatient - pull the washer
hose off and let the thing drain, go and have a cup of tea or coffee,
or get on with what ever else needs doing on the car!
:Jerry: ( snipped-for-privacy@INVALID.INVALID) gurgled happily, sounding much like they
were saying :
Or, p'raps, you're thinking of a completely different design - since taking
the tank out the XM involves removing the outer wing.
On the XM, pulling the hose off the pump didn't drain anything. Not even a
The pump is mounted through a rubber grommit straight into the side of the
tank, low down. There ain't no alternative. Well, I s'pose you _could_
spend an hour or two washing the rear 'screen, but that'd still leave
plenty of water in the tank above the front pump.
Who said anything about the washer water being a problem, it's the wet
driveway I hate.
And yes, it is behind the wing, seems odd to have to remove a wheel to
deal with a washer pump, but what the hey.
Off to Halfords after work, the tanks not full to the top, but I can
imagine it's rather large.
Cheers for your help, don't want to pay the labour charge on it.
By the way, well impressed at the speed of reply on this ng, i'll use
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