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Old 13th June 2007, 18:00   #1 (permalink)
 
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Windscreen washer jet not working

No water is coming out of the front windsrceen washer nozzles. I have filled up the washer bottle but still nothing coming out!

Is this known fault? Please advise of a possible fix before I take the car in for the dealer to check.

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Is there water coming out under the car when you try to wash the windscreen? If so you have a broken/disconnected pipe somewhere.

Can you8 hear the pump running? If not that is your suspect, it could be a loose connection.
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Old 13th June 2007, 18:41   #3 (permalink)
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Indeed, have a read of this thread:

NO Washers???

and check for fuses (there are two motors).

Also look at:

http://www.civinfo.com/forum/forumdi...fix=Windscreen
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If it ran dry, it might just need to refill the pipes before it gets out. Assuming the pipes and motors are all ok, run the pump for a good few seconds to see if that helps.
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Is there water coming out under the car when you try to wash the windscreen? If so you have a broken/disconnected pipe somewhere.

Can you8 hear the pump running? If not that is your suspect, it could be a loose connection.
I can hear the motor. I think it's a disconnected pipe. The tube that is fixed to he underside of the bottle cap, shoukld it bedetached fron the bottle?
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Same problem when I let my bottle run dry. I refilled it and the motor then sounded awful and nothing came through. My dealer didn't think the problem was caused by the bottle becoming empty so they just installed a new motor. Guess what I don't let it get totally empty now !
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Is the inside of your engine bay wet?!! I had this exact same problem, for a day or so I thought my washer bottle was empty as I could hear the motors running, but when I tried the washers with the bonnet up, I spotted water spraying from somewhere, that's when I discovered the washer pipe was disconnected. If you are looking at the engine, on the left side just slightly above the washer bottle you will see the pipe, and at about that point you'll notice a black connector section in the pipe. If it's disconnected, all you have to do is clip them back together. Takes 2 mins when you know what to look for!
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Well, these electric pumps are supposed to be cooled by the washer liquid and if they run "dry" it's way too easy to burn them or overheat them so much that the plastic piping becomes blocked partially or completely.
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A week ago I run out of washer fluid (huh? there is no light for that??).
Refilled it afterwards, and pressed to try to 'spray'. Waited for good 20 seconds - nothing happens. I can hear the motor working, but no spraying. I even saw it sprayed on headlamps, when they were on.
First tried looking under if there was anything wet, but to no avail.
Well, kindof pissed off thinking it's broken, got back in car and continued my drive... tried few times to again wash my windscreen - and behold! it started working again!
It really takes *long* time to start working again once it goes dry.
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Thanks for the tip

Thanks flynnster. Picked upi my Civic from the dealer on Friday and not had washers working since, thought it was no water - but the pipe was disconnected.....easy to spot too. Cheers

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Is the inside of your engine bay wet?!! I had this exact same problem, for a day or so I thought my washer bottle was empty as I could hear the motors running, but when I tried the washers with the bonnet up, I spotted water spraying from somewhere, that's when I discovered the washer pipe was disconnected. If you are looking at the engine, on the left side just slightly above the washer bottle you will see the pipe, and at about that point you'll notice a black connector section in the pipe. If it's disconnected, all you have to do is clip them back together. Takes 2 mins when you know what to look for!
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No probs, seems that they disconnect the water pipe for some sort of servicing reason, who knows? Glad everything works again!
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Got the same issue but no water at all in the engine bay. Can def hear a motor running, but not sure if the other motor has died. It did run dry, but I hadn't been running it "dry"
Pottsy mentioned to check the fuses, any ideas of which ones as I can't find anything relating to them fuses in the manual
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Hi,

My washers have stopped working, so I filled it up, still nothing, on furthur inspection I looked under the bonnet, reached round and tried them again, relived that I could see water spurting everywhere, I noticed that there is a pipe disconnected, thinking great, this should be an easy fix, I can see the pipe which has come loose, I tried to fix it.

What is the trick with the connector? I've tried just pushing the pipe in, but there is no click, and as soon as the water goes through it the pipe comes loose again, is the plastic clip broke? Or is there some magical trick I'm not aware of? What is the black plastic sleeve around it for, I guess it's to clip it in.

Cheers. (photo attached)

Update: I've phoned Dealer, popping it in tomorrow morning where they'll take a look at it, hopefully will be a 2 min job
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