windscreen washer problem C5 estate 2002

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windscreen washer problem C5 estate 2002

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hi i have a c5 esate 2ltr hdi. i am having problems with my windscreen washer working .when you pull the stork back for the front it only works the rear
the rear works as normal i just cant get it to work on the windscreen.i have tried two new pumps and also changed the instument stork over stiil the same

it has been on computer and still found nothing any help please jimmy
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Re: windscreen washer problem C5 estate 2002

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When you pull the stalk back do the front wipers sweep as normal a few times even though the rear washer is operating? does the back wiper sweep when you pull the stalk?

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Re: windscreen washer problem C5 estate 2002

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sorry i think i got a bit mixed up when you pull the stork the front wipers go and the water comes out the back the back does not operate though

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That still sounds like the pump is faulty. The set-up on the Mk1 C5 is that the pump rotates one way to feed the front and then in reverse to feed the rear. There's a little shuttle valve to make sure that the fluid is directed correctly and IIRC that's the part that goes wrong inside the pump.

Just an off-chance question. Does the car have headlamp washers and, if so, are you sure you replaced the correct pump?

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Re: windscreen washer problem C5 estate 2002

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no headlamp washers i have tied 2 pumps but i think i will have another go thanks for your help

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I've replaced loads of pumps for this fault so its the first thing I would have said if you hadn't replaced it twice, did you get the replacement pumps from Euro Car Parts / Car parts for less by any chance?

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ye europarts

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sorry that doesnt look nice it was europarts thanks

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I'd suggest that's your issue. I've lost count of the number of members here who have had faulty parts from these people (myself included).

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Re: windscreen washer problem C5 estate 2002

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OK THANKS I WILL BUY A DECENT ONE

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If you can, try getting your parts from GSF (I have no links to them). They have decent prices, they know what they are on about, and I have never had a 'suspect' part from them.

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Re: windscreen washer problem C5 estate 2002

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OK THANKS I DO DEAL WITH THEM AGAIN THANKS FOR YOUR HELP

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jimbo1955 wrote:
28 Apr 2020, 16:45
sorry that doesnt look nice it was europarts thanks
How did I guess? :lol:
Yes avoid ECP junk unless its a known brand name, Their cheap stuff is cheap for a reason.
A mate of mines once got three faulty brake switches in a row from ECP.

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Re: windscreen washer problem C5 estate 2002

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Had that years ago.
The rubber sliding piston in the pump swells and stops moving between front and rear wipers.
Cutting off about 5 mm fixed it and it's still good after years.


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Re: windscreen washer problem C5 estate 2002

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If you do decide to take your washer fluid container out then can I suggest you take the opportunity to thoroughly clean the insides to remove any dirt or other potential washer jet blockers.