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      04-29-2013, 02:07 AM   #1
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Windscreen Wipers water

Suddenly the water is not coming out. First I thought the container was empty, but I made sure it was full? Any ideas.
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Suddenly the water is not coming out. First I thought the container was empty, but I made sure it was full? Any ideas.
maybe a pump has failed?

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      04-29-2013, 03:17 AM   #3
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Check fuse first?
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If you can hear the pump working but no water being sprayed then it's the filter in the reservoir. Common problem.
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      04-29-2013, 03:47 AM   #5
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i had a washer pump replaced at my last service at bmw (they do fail)
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I had the same problem. you can hear the pumps working but no water coming out. the filter is clogged up. you have to take off the driver side wheel then the plastic guard and you will see the tank.
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I had the same problem. you can hear the pumps working but no water coming out. the filter is clogged up. you have to take off the driver side wheel then the plastic guard and you will see the tank.
Yes the pump is working, so this must be the issue. Thanks
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So did this work? I have the same issue I think.....
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Put a spoon/a cap full of bleach in the reservoir then let it set for awhile then try pumping some water out thru the nozzle....the bottle do get clogged up with grime !

Make sure you wash the bleach water immediately after spraying so it wont damaged the rubber and paint.
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So did this work? I have the same issue I think.....
I haven't done anything at this stage.
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Put a spoon/a cap full of bleach in the reservoir then let it set for awhile then try pumping some water out thru the nozzle....the bottle do get clogged up with grime !

Make sure you wash the bleach water immediately after spraying so it wont damaged the rubber and paint.
Bit worried about the bleach. You mean something like White King
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Bit worried about the bleach. You mean something like White King
Yeap like i said trying washing the bleach ASAP after spraying! best doing it before washing the car the washer will spit out brown colour water which is all the grime and dirt
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It is a very common problem. The washer additive goes mouldy blocking the pickup in the reservoir. The only real way to fix it is to pull it out (behind left front wheel) and wash it. Be prepared for a heap of slime and sludge when doing it.
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It is a very common problem. The washer additive goes mouldy blocking the pickup in the reservoir. The only real way to fix it is to pull it out (behind left front wheel) and wash it. Be prepared for a heap of slime and sludge when doing it.
Front left or right?? I believe it's front right of the car?
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common problem with the slime and blocked filter.
We use the WURTH number 0892333-L washer fluid this is the best and does not grow things in your water , when we service your car we use this stuff, it is a freebee.
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Could you just squirt a little degreaser in there each time you fill it up with water.

Little bit of soap, little bit of degreaser and some demineralized water.
I wouldn't recommend using degreaser, as its insoluable with water and could cause streaks on your windscreen which wouldnt be good for visibility
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