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Screenwash Pump

I've got a 2001 Clio 172 and the pump for the screen wash seems to have broken.
I've blown air through the pipes so I know that they are clear of blockages, and when I try to use the screen wash I don't hear the usual sound which would seem to indicate that the pump has died.

I've seen some for sale on eBay for about 15 and was thinking of doing the job myself, but the only problem is that I'm not sure where the pump is. I've checked a few sites online and they seem to point to it being under the screen wash reservoir. Which means taking off either the passenger side wheel and wheel arch trim or taking off the wipers and the scuttle panel.

Does anyone have any experience with this and if so which is the easiest way to get to it to change it?

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On Renaults the screenwash pump is usually clipped into the side of the reservoir. Have a look where you fill yours and that should give a clue to its position.

I have been able to buy Valeo screenwash pumps as after-market items as they tend to be use on various makes of cars and not just Renaults.
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Hi Andy i have to say iam guessing here but i think you are not that far off the mark about taking the front side wheel off and the inner wheel arch trim of to let you get the pump that is fitted to the bottle but i could be wrong?it will not be the hard for you to find this out yourself by looking in the engine bay to locate and see where the bottle is located,it might even be that you could get to it from under the car with the car on a set of ramps?

Iam sure another member will answer this for sure soon,just out of interest have you checked its not the fuse??

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The washer pump is located under the scuttle panel. you'll need to remove this and also the wiper linkage and the washer bottle. take care when putting the wiper linkage back afterwards, if you don't get the locating peg into it's rubber grommit properly the wipers will knock.
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Thanks for your help guys.
I've located where it is now and it looks like taking the scuttle panel off will be the quickest/easiest way to change it.

I'll give it a go this weekend if the weather holds up
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