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      12-10-2012, 01:44 PM   #23
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The pump itself was quite easy to fit, to be honest the hardest part was removing and re fitting the inner arch. Make sure you have a small bucket to hand ready to catch any liquid that is in the washer bottle when you remove the old pump as it runs out quite quickly, apart from that it was all good. After market pump only cost me 15.00 too so cheap fix also.
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      12-13-2012, 07:55 AM   #24
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My washers stopped working on my old E90, but they were just heavily clogged up. Stuck a pressure washer in the filler neck and out came a swamp of all kinds of what looked like plants?! Anyway hope you all get it sorted
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      02-03-2013, 12:49 PM   #25
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FIXED Bought a new pump - wasn't sure if it had broken or not but figured by the time I have the wheel off, arch liner and access to pump I might as well have one to hand if it was faulty.

Turned out, the pump was a funny colour in certain places... it was definitely not functioning properly... anyway, fitted new pump as per below and worked perfectly again. New pump on left, old on the right - reservoir draining in the background

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      02-03-2013, 01:40 PM   #26
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Ah the satisfaction of a job well done
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      02-04-2013, 05:15 PM   #27
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if you guys want it to stop blocking up again after cleaning it out/replacing parts then u need to use the bmw screenwash. you can get a 20 litre load for 40quid ish. You might be able to get away with using stuff that works down to -46C when undiluted. Think aldi do a 5L bottle for 6 quid.

If you search this subject u will find what I say been backed up. I used to have this issue on my 130i for 3 yrs. Once I changed to ethanol/alcohol based stuff the issue never reappeared. Also, it works...no more frozen screenwash! (when diluted as required)
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Realise fully that this is an old topic, but just to add to this, I had the same thing.

My washers stopped working, and the wipers worked in normal mode, but not in wash/wipe mode. No noise from the washer pump.

Fuses all fine, and no error alert etc. Decided to chance just replacing the pump as I got a used one for 8 and wasn't sure what else to try. Managed to replace the pump without removing the wheel (I couldn't find the lock nut adapter!), but it was awkward.

New pump fitted and it is all working fine.

So I guess that the system either knows if the pump isn't working, OR that no water has come out, and disables the wipers in that case. Bit stupid that it can figure that out but not actually tell you anything is wrong despite all the other warnings you get!

2005 E90 320D btw.
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      10-02-2015, 10:39 AM   #29
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does anyone know if you but the pump does the little filter bit come with it?
As pump works but nothing coming out so more than likely the filters blocked but going to replace pump too to be on safe side.


ordered this one, this should fit right? amazon checker says it does.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Febi-23113-W...mw+washer+pump



If it doesn't come with a filter would this filter fit?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/APA-Industri...mw+washer+pump
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      02-05-2016, 11:22 AM   #30
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Just curious if the folks that experienced the issue of the wipers not working along with the washer pump, but wipers worked in when turned on without washers have also headlight washers.

I'm having the same issue; wipers work normally when on but nothing when pulling the stick back to activate washers, no sound, no wiper movement, no headlight washers. Just finding it hard to believe that the wipers won't work and neither washer pump when only the one motor is bad but it wouldn't surprise me since it's a BMW.
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      03-03-2016, 10:39 AM   #31
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Bit of a Noob

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My washers stopped working on my old E90, but they were just heavily clogged up. Stuck a pressure washer in the filler neck and out came a swamp of all kinds of what looked like plants?! Anyway hope you all get it sorted

I'm fairly new to the BMW scene, and definitely new to the 'fixing cars' scene, I've been meaning to get my car into the garage as I am pretty sure my filter is clogged up, I get the pump sound and the wipers go if i hold the the stalk in, but if I very quickly pull it and let go before the wipers start going i get a half arsed squirt of screen wash for a few times before nothing comes out again. Havana you said just sticking a pressure washer in the filler neck and letting it all go worked, is that correct or are you just messing about because I really cant afford to replace anything I break at the moment
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      03-04-2016, 11:17 AM   #32
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If you've been using insufficient screenwash concentrations, you get a sludgey ming building up in the tank. Best way to clear it out is to pull the pump out and give the tank a good flushing out with a garden hose.
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