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#1 StormDin0

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Posted 03 March 2019 - 09:23 PM

Hello, so I have an issue with my washers where they don’t spray the windscreen they just shoot straight up. So I have brought replacements and I was wondering if anyone know how’s go replace them? Also to not I think there might be a problem with the actual washer system since it keeps loosing liquid, and since I’m replacing a lot of the car anyway wondering if anyone knows where to buy a kit replacement. I know about minispares and sport since I buy off both websites but I don’t know what I would have to buy therefore I would just prefer a bundle.
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Posted 03 March 2019 - 09:45 PM

Does the washer pump have a rubber O ring between it and the washer fluid bottle? It should have. Also check the hose for cracks or pin holes

Also you can adjust the washer jets with a sewing needle or flat blade screwdriver.

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Posted 03 March 2019 - 09:50 PM

Does the washer pump have a rubber O ring between it and the washer fluid bottle? It should have. Also check the hose for cracks or pin holes

Also you can adjust the washer jets with a sewing needle or flat blade screwdriver.


I’ll have to check tomorrow about the washer bottle since it’s at a workshop being welded. How do I check the hose for pin holes or cracks?

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Posted 03 March 2019 - 10:28 PM

What I do is just put 12 volts to the washer pump positive terminal, it should spray through all jets in an equal manner, if one doesn't spray check it isn't blocked with a sewing needle

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 09:01 AM

What I do is just put 12 volts to the washer pump positive terminal, it should spray through all jets in an equal manner, if one doesn't spray check it isn't blocked with a sewing needle


What terminal? I’m not all savvy with everything this is my first mini and I’m doing what I can I don’t really know anything

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 11:33 AM

How the jets fit can vary, have a feel underneath or use a mirror. You might find a nut or they might be push fit with plastic lugs you can  squeeze with long nose pliers to aid wiggling them free.

 

There have been various revisions of the screen washers over the years, mostly using generic parts that are available not just from Mini specialists, but the likes of Minispares will have parts catalogue illustrations.

 

The tubing rarely fails, it can go hard with age which may lead to splits at the ends if it's disturbed. Wrap some kitchen roll around any suspect leaks to see if it gets wet. A thumb over the jets will increase the line pressure from the pump for testing

 

A useful pointer is that earth wires are black, so the other wire (green with a light green stripe) on simple components will be +12v.



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Posted 04 March 2019 - 11:50 AM

How the jets fit can vary, have a feel underneath or use a mirror. You might find a nut or they might be push fit with plastic lugs you can squeeze with long nose pliers to aid wiggling them free.

There have been various revisions of the screen washers over the years, mostly using generic parts that are available not just from Mini specialists, but the likes of Minispares will have parts catalogue illustrations.

The tubing rarely fails, it can go hard with age which may lead to splits at the ends if it's disturbed. Wrap some kitchen roll around any suspect leaks to see if it gets wet. A thumb over the jets will increase the line pressure from the pump for testing

A useful pointer is that earth wires are black, so the other wire (green with a light green stripe) on simple components will be +12v.


Alright brilliant cheers for your helps I’ll see if that’s the problem later.




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