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Old 27-11-2005   #1
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Unhappy washer jets

my washer jets dont work on my car! i pull the right hand stalk towards me but nothing comes out. i have filled the washer bottle up and the light washers work its just the ones on the bonnet. any help appreciated guys.
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Re: washer jets

have you cleaned the washer jets with a needle? to clear any blockage.
you can check if there cblocked by removing the hose from the resevoir side and blowing through to the jets
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I had this with my passenger side one. i got a pin an cleaned out the hold on the jets an its started to work again, but its not the same as the drivers side. but works
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Re: washer jets

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I had this with my passenger side one. i got a pin an cleaned out the hold on the jets an its started to work again, but its not the same as the drivers side. but works
sometimes they get really blocked so an overnight soak in water may be needed. or just replace them
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sometimes they get really blocked so an overnight soak in water may be needed. or just replace them
Al give that a bash.

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Re: washer jets

Also worth checking along the pipes to see if any have come loose or split
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had bravo hlx before sei sporting and had this problem,disconnect pipes from jets take out the pipe union to both jets ,clean in hot water and reassemble ,should be fine good luck
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Sometims its worth running some hot (not boiling) water through the system. It can remove any soap depossites
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Re: washer jets

Sorry to ressurrect such an old thread but I didnt want to start a new one.

OK So I picked up the HGT last night and to my surprise everything seems to be working (well OK the stereo is knackered) but here's the problem, the washers arent working.

I have filled the washer bottle up but nothing is coming out of the jets. It sounds as if the motor is working but its just not coming out.

Basically what I want to know is...... How much of a b*tch is it going to be for me to disconnect the hoses, clean them out and reconnect them? (You've got to love the ammount of space to work under the bonnet with the 20v 5pot in there )
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Prob a bitch but more of a bitch if you cant see!
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Re: washer jets

Both my bravas had the same problem.

I suggest you disconnect the pipes just before the nozzles (they pull off quite easily, if any problem, use a bit of hot warm to heat (thus exapand) the rubber). Turn on the washer jet, you will probably see water come out the end of the hose, hence it's all working.

Do not try to test the non-return valve towards the end, it seems you need a massive pressure to open it up, I certainly couldn't blow through it.

Hence you will know that the problem is downstream from where you can see the screenwash coming out, and I expect, like me, you will find that cleaning the nozzles fixes it. I used a needle.
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you will find that cleaning the nozzles fixes it. I used a needle.
i tried a pin, but i think it was too wide because it made my holes wider, meaning the water came out quicker and will less pressure. i had to replace the nozzles after i did that, so make sure you use a thin pin that wont make the holes wider.
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They are very small, but maybe i used a very thin needle (I think I probably did) - they all work fine but it took a bit of effort, another Fiat design fault
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another Fiat design fault
i started making a list but my version of excel doesnt have enough rows. maybe i'll be able to squeeze it in to the 1,048,576 rows in excel 2007, but i've only got a few uses left before my license runs out. oh well.
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lol! The thing with Fiat is that they seem to mess up simple things? Just straight into my head I have:

Rear wiper design (most Fiats)
Rear wash wipe connector hose (Brava/o)
Washer jets (Bravo/a)
Temperature gauge unreliable (Bravo/a)
Tracking fault on rear (Stilo)
Door opening cable (G.Punto)
Crap door handles (Bravo/a)

etc. etc.

These are BASIC items which do not require genuine engineering, they have been around for decades and no modern car should have such faults. I mean fine, they're easy to solve but they're that easy to solve that I shouldn't have to solve them, should I.

If selespeed went wrong (which of course it does ) people understand that more because it's pretty cutting edge. But the rear wash wipe connector slipping off?! Unbelievable!

As you probably know, we have Renaults mainly in our family. Sure, you get problems (well, ok, we don't really but generally people do so I will allow that we're lucky/look after cars or whatever) but if problems do happen, at least they're on cutting edge kit. For example, the Laguna locking system was faulty on early versions with it losing its code. Unforgivable, except when you consider that it was a brand new code card system with hands free facility and new encryption technologies, so you kind of expect it to need time to be made perfect. Our 52 Megane II has it perfect, which means that the technology has been revised and fixed.
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