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      02-17-2011, 06:19 PM   #1
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Windshield wiper system question

I have the problem with my windshield wiper system. I have enough fluid in container and it's sound like pump working but fluid doesn't come out. Yesterday it was working but water came out a bit. Does anybody know how to fix it? Maybe I need to washed it? so how?
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I think it somewhere else blocked, but maybe I wrong. Do you know how to clean it?
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I think it somewhere else blocked, but maybe I wrong. Do you know how to clean it?
Ok I cleaned it with needle but it's still not working. any ideas?
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      02-17-2011, 09:08 PM   #5
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Your strainer on the water pump inside the reservoir is clogged.

There is a DIY on how to clean it.
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...=103180&page=2

The upgraded part costs less than $5. It took me about hour to do.

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Your strainer on the water pump inside the reservoir is clogged.

There is a DIY on how to clean it.
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...=103180&page=2

The upgraded part costs less than $5. It took me about hour to do.
Ok Could you tell me please which parts should I buy before starting this cleaning process. Also what is your suggestion is it difficult to do it without experience working in body shop or not? Or maybe its better to bring car to body shop? Do you know how much it can cost in authorized service center?

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You will have to replace the three rivets on the wheel well's underpanling. I stopped by the dealership and picked them up on way home from work.

The Grommet is redesigned and has a more generous netting around it. The original part has really thin netting and gets clogged with accumulated algea-type slime. (You can clean original one off and it should work again)

Washer Pump Grommet
P/N: 61 66 7 006 063 ($ 2.95)

Expanding Rivet (need x3)
P/N 51111908077 ($.30)

New reservoir fluid.

If you can change a tire, have a set of Torx Screwdrivers and a set of metric sockets you can do this. I did it my apartment's parking lot.

Jack the car up, remove the tire. Start taking off the underpanneling. Just work patiently and you'll be fine.

I wouldn't pay the dealership to do this when they charge $120 an hour on labor (@ 3hr job by their books). A local mechanic can probably do it much cheaper if you are uncomfortable doing it. Just print off the DIY and bring them the parts and they'll do it for you.
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You will have to replace the three rivets on the wheel well's underpanling. I stopped by the dealership and picked them up on way home from work.

The Grommet is redesigned and has a more generous netting around it. The original part has really thin netting and gets clogged with accumulated algea-type slime. (You can clean original one off and it should work again)

Washer Pump Grommet
P/N: 61 66 7 006 063 ($ 2.95)

Expanding Rivet (need x3)
P/N 51111908077 ($.30)

New reservoir fluid.

If you can change a tire, have a set of Torx Screwdrivers and a set of metric sockets you can do this. I did it my apartment's parking lot.

Jack the car up, remove the tire. Start taking off the underpanneling. Just work patiently and you'll be fine.

I wouldn't pay the dealership to do this when they charge $120 an hour on labor (@ 3hr job by their books). A local mechanic can probably do it much cheaper if you are uncomfortable doing it. Just print off the DIY and bring them the parts and they'll do it for you.

Thank you a lot, I will try to do it by myself
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This post really helped me with this fix:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...=103180&page=2

I can't believe I/we are having this problem with the E90. How crazy is it for gunk to accumulate in the fluid reservoir. I've never had this happen with another car. Is it because the tank is more airtight than others and usually in darkness?
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