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Guys, having read your tips on washer problem, and hearing the pump doing its whirring thing, I may have to look forward to replacing it or the impellor. Can the impellor be replaced?
In theory, you could. In practice, since most parts of this type are sealed units and hence non-serviceable (read 'disposable') it's just not worth the hassle.
A replacement pump isn't that expensive (the one I got was £24 inc.VAT for a 'genuine' Renault part, and GSF do one for about a tenner+VAT) and it's not a particularly difficult job to replace it. Getting at it is a different matter and will depend on your car - for example, on the Clio II the wipers have to come off, and since I couldn't manage this without special tools (wipers were seized on) I entrusted the job to the garage.
Currently in root-two's garage:
1999 Clio 1.2RN Grande (D7F)
Last edited by root-two; 15th January 2008 at 10:31 PM.