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No water from windscreen wipers!


P reg - Espace II... I cant seeme to locate why there is no water from the windsreen washer jets on the wipers... the rear is working fine, as are the headlight washers when I have the lights on... but from the main washers nothing... motor whirrs and I have quaruple checked the levels. Also pinned the ends to check for blockage, but the smaller side holes should be producing water..

Any ideas please?

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As the motor pumps the water for both the front and back washers that must be a valve that controls whether the water goes to the front or the back washers. This is probably faulty (stuck in one position maybe ?) and will more than likely need replacing.

Cant see it being your motor at fault.

Co-incidentaly I have the exact reverse problem on mine, I get a dribble out of the back windscreen washer, but the fronts are fine!

Let us know how you get on.
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last time I had this I started at wiper end and kept disconnecting pipe until I found where blockage was.
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Thanks for the feedback - I might have to follow up on the valve option....

I just went out and disconnected the nearest connection on both washers - it produced a tiny amount of water from those (nothing gushing) and I blew down the remaining part of the washers with no blockage...

Seems to be a lack of power so probably the valve... thanks for the ideas saves me scratching my head over if its a separate motor...

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There probably isn't a directional valve - either there will be two or more pumps or one pump which delivers water in either direction. In many cases there is only one pump which has two outlets (one going to the front and one going to the rear) and depending on what direction the pump rotates decides which outlet is supplied. In other words the polarity of the motor is reversed via the switches when changing form front to rear delivery.
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