If it's any help, I have just replaced the washer pump on a 51 plate Laguna (1.8 Dynamique) without having to remove the bumper.How do I get the windscreen washer pump to replace it? Is it a bumper off job? I have a search but can't seemto find a guide!
Hi I took your advise and wanted to let you know that I managed to replace the pump as you statedIf it's any help, I have just replaced the washer pump on a 51 plate Laguna (1.8 Dynamique) without having to remove the bumper.
Underneath the front drivers side there is a plastic cover secured with 10mm bolts and some self tapping hex screws. Once these are removed the plastic cover is quite flexible and can pulled down enough to be able to reach up inside the bumper. Looking from underneath, you can see the bottom of the washer bottle in the corner of the bumper.
It is a tight squeeze, but sliding your hand between the side of the bottle and the bumper (not the front) you will feel the pump motor. It is removed by pulling it outwards (this bit is a bit awkward due to the tight space, but reasonably easy to do). At this point be prepared to get drenched if there is any water left in the bottle.
Once removed, there is enough play in the water pipes & electrical connection to manoeuvre the pump to the rear of the bottle making it much easier to swap over.
You will notice that the two water pipes (front & rear wash) are identical. It is therefore best to swap these over to the new pump one at a time to avoid getting the front and rear washers mixed up.
Applying a thin smear of washing up liquid to both the inlet pipes and the nozzle that pushes into the washer bottle will make life much easier when refitting the new pump.
Before refitting, it is a good idea to briefly flick the windscreen washers and listen for the motor spinning just to make sure the electrical connector is fitted OK.
Manoeuvre the pump back into the washer bottle, refit the plastic guard under the car, refill the bottle and that's it all done!
Hope this is of some help to someone. As stated, it is a tight squeeze to reach the pump but easily do-able. It's certainly a hell of a lot easier and quicker than dismantling half the front of the car to remove the bumper and far less daunting.
So where has the dislodged slime gone - if back into the reservoir theres nothin stopping it blocking the pump again.Hi .. I had the same problem .. no water to windscreen .. so before I took everything apart I stuck my jet washer down the pipe and gave it a good blast .. it must have dislodged the slime etc and now works perfectly!