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Chris Hopkins
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« on: 10 December, 2016, 07:31:34 PM »

Had ours for a while now and while tracing why my rear screen washer is not working, following the pipework from the reservoir, on removing the big bit of rubber from under the driver's side bonnet hinge, I noticed the top of the front shocker was very rusty with water standing inside the cup.  The reason being that the drain hole under the outside wiper spindle is directly above it. So as it is not easy to get to without removing the plastic panel under the wiper spindles, I just dried it out and coated it with Waxoil. Now back to that b.... rear washer, tailgate strip down to get to the jet head I guess, I will let you know if I find anything.
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« Reply #1 on: 11 December, 2016, 11:23:19 AM »

Further to my lack of rear screen washer.  I removed the rear wing to get at the jet but the problem is not there.  The jet and short part of the detachable pipe were clear and switching the pump on, no water got to the open pipe before the jet.  So next I took a look under the rear seat and oh dear, it looks like the water pipe has been bound up in the middle of the loom.  I had already looked at the pump behind the little panel in the OSF wheel arch and it did not appear to be leaking from there but the water level drops when I operate the pump so the water is going somewhere.  The next stage is get it up on ramps and operate the pump again.  Has anyone else had problems with their rear washer?
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« Reply #2 on: 11 December, 2016, 11:52:26 AM »

Further to my lack of rear screen washer.  I removed the rear wing to get at the jet but the problem is not there.  The jet and short part of the detachable pipe were clear and switching the pump on, no water got to the open pipe before the jet.  So next I took a look under the rear seat and oh dear, it looks like the water pipe has been bound up in the middle of the loom.  I had already looked at the pump behind the little panel in the OSF wheel arch and it did not appear to be leaking from there but the water level drops when I operate the pump so the water is going somewhere.  The next stage is get it up on ramps and operate the pump again.  Has anyone else had problems with their rear washer?
use an air line to check pipe work??
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« Reply #3 on: 11 December, 2016, 05:35:58 PM »

Thanks Tim, good idea.
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« Reply #4 on: 28 December, 2016, 09:07:27 AM »

Chris

Just got round to checking the front strut tops on my car. I'd just washed it, so both areas were wet, but there was no standing water or rust. I wonder if something is preventing these areas draining properly on your car?

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