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Author Topic: Rear washer malfunction  (Read 10277 times)

Offline bd1981bd

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Rear washer malfunction
« on: June 01, 2013, 12:51:14 AM »
First post for help!
Have a problem with no washer liquid spraying onto the rear screen - when i pull the arm by the steering wheel it clearly sounds as if something is "pumping" and working but no water is ejected.

I also have a fault with my parking sensors which i know can be linked but i have no water under the passenger footwell (can be a fault) and have identified 1 sensor that needs replacing.

If anyone can help with the rear washer fault would be most helpful and exactly what i need to look at to rectify it in lamens terms,

Thanks so much in advance.

p.s have checked the saved posts first.

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Re: Rear washer malfunction
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2013, 09:08:41 AM »
Check under the front passenger seat and see if there is water underneath it in the cavity. If there is dry it out first as there is electrical equipment under there which can be damaged. Are you sure there is no water in the foot well. As you may have read on the forum, there is a junction in the trim along the bottom of the passenger door opening. When this leaks the water goes into the sound proofing sponge which has a waterproof top surface so the carpet doesn't get wet till this is thoroughly soaked.

There is another junction in the d pillar. The very back one on the passenger side containing the top mounting for the very rear seatbelt. Mine also came apart here. When this one came apart water leaks into the left hand boot cubby hole and then into the boot carpet.

I have also seen it detached in the rear hatch where it joins onto the wiper motor.  When it leaks here it pumps into the rear hatch and water can drip from the bottom of this when you open it.

I understand it can detach at the bottle, in which case I would expect to see water under the car after you have tried to use it, though it may soak into the sound deadening in the under engine tray.

Finally the impeller could have come off the pump and though it is spinning it may not be "pushing" the water........always assuming there is water in the bottle!

Offline Chrispb

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Re: Rear washer malfunction
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2013, 09:47:39 AM »
It may just simply be the jet is blocked but is more usual to be one of the things Silverbeast has mentioned
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2003 MK2 Galaxy Ghia In Solid Black 1.9 TDI 115PS. 5 Speed Automatic.

Upgraded Eberspächer booster heater  to independent heating with 7 day timer.

With VCDS lite (full version) need a code clearing or want to scan for faults in the north kent area, PM me.
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Offline bd1981bd

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Re: Rear washer malfunction
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2013, 09:50:40 AM »
Thanks to you both for quick responses - i'll try the sequence silverbeast suggested and let you know how i get on!

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Re: Rear washer malfunction
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2013, 07:50:14 PM »
Just to update you - solved the problem! Followed silverbeast's procedure and found that it was a disconnected tube in the lower door passenger seal housing - have absolutely no idea how and why this happened but i'm guessing maybe frost during ownership of the last car freezing the pipe causing a pressure surge? anyhow - clicked it back together and used up a whole roll of kitchen paper soaking up what i could from underneath the front passenger footwell carpet - still didnt touch the sides and a bit worried how its going to all dry up!! suggestions?? many thanks for a solved problem and a squirting rear washer!! thanks silverbeast!

Offline Mirez

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Re: Rear washer malfunction
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2013, 08:33:26 PM »
Newspaper is the best IMO for drying it all up, I've also used a couple of spray can lids to hold the carpet up and allow air to circulate over a few days.
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Offline bd1981bd

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Re: Rear washer malfunction
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2013, 08:54:23 PM »
spray can lids and newspaper is a good shout - I'll try the sun. (sorry for lowering the tone)  ;)

Offline Chrispb

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Re: Rear washer malfunction
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2013, 10:38:48 PM »
 [GJ]

If you haven't done so already it's a good idea to cable tie the joint or use amalgamation tape to prevent it happening again.
2009 Kia Sedona GS In Black 2.9CRDI 183PS. 5 Speed Manual WAV.
2003 MK2 Galaxy Ghia In Solid Black 1.9 TDI 115PS. 5 Speed Automatic.

Upgraded Eberspächer booster heater  to independent heating with 7 day timer.

With VCDS lite (full version) need a code clearing or want to scan for faults in the north kent area, PM me.
All for a pint of Strongbow.

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Re: Rear washer malfunction
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2013, 10:57:40 PM »
I stuffed a towel under the sound deadening.  Stood on carpet.  Removed towel and wrung out.  Repeat lots of times or until you can't feel your hands......

I then propped up the sound deadening with some blocks of wood and used an old tumble drier flexible vent pipe to direct hot air from a fan heater underneath.  Left over night.  Two nights running at least.  Left deadening propped up while driving round for a couple of weeks (it's only me in it most of the time).  That got rid of most of it.  Then had enough so put it back down and hoped.....

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Re: Rear washer malfunction
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2013, 11:09:44 PM »
hi i had the same problem, disconected hose in passanger footwell, connected that back up and still didnt work so i took the boot interior cover off an the water comes out of the rear of the wash jet what is the best thing to clear the jet out with.
thankyou

Offline Mirez

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Re: Rear washer malfunction
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2013, 08:11:17 AM »
if its solid then I doubt you'll unblock itbut IPA or some descaling chemicals probably best
03 Ford Galaxy 1.9 TDI 115 Ghia in Spruce Green Metallic
With cream leather interior, Full Bodykit, Remapped at 145bhp, Lowered on 18's
14 VW Tiguan 2.0 TDI 177 AWD R-Line in Deep Black Pearl
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08 Ford Transit 2.2 TDI 115 in Frozen White
With retrofitted everything except another slidey door! :)

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Re: Rear washer malfunction
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2015, 06:49:01 PM »
Sorry to drag up an old post but my rear washer works however water can be seen running down the inside of the tailgate (central) I expect its got a small split where it connects to the wiper. Can someone tell me how to remove the tailgate trim? I don't want to break anything (clips etc)

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14 VW Tiguan 2.0 TDI 177 AWD R-Line in Deep Black Pearl
With panoramic sunroof, bi-xenon headlights remapped at 205bhp.
08 Ford Transit 2.2 TDI 115 in Frozen White
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Re: Rear washer malfunction
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2015, 06:45:04 PM »
Thank you  :)

 

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