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Dodgy windscreen washers

Hello all!! Just joined the forum and wondered if anyone else has had this problem? I have a Grande Punto Dynamique 1.4 Duologic and think it is a great car. However when I use the washers they spray far too low and it is hard to clean the top of the screen. They jets don't seem to be adjustable and I recently asked my dealer who said I was basically stuck with it as it is. Anyone else had this problem and is there any way of fixing it? Many thanks!!
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Re: Dodgy windscreen washers

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Hello all!! Just joined the forum and wondered if anyone else has had this problem? I have a Grande Punto Dynamique 1.4 Duologic and think it is a great car. However when I use the washers they spray far too low and it is hard to clean the top of the screen. They jets don't seem to be adjustable and I recently asked my dealer who said I was basically stuck with it as it is. Anyone else had this problem and is there any way of fixing it? Many thanks!!
ye i have the same problem but only with 1 get it sprays the wipper insted of the screen but 2 be honist i havent been bothered to try and fix it lol
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Re: Dodgy windscreen washers

Common thing, my dealer made mine better but not perfect but they now wash the whole screen. Plenty posts on here about it.
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Re: Dodgy windscreen washers

lol mine spray the whole screen abit annoyin when my wiper doesn't touch it
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Re: Dodgy windscreen washers

I cut a bit of cable tie (black) and pushed it between the jet and the plastic bonnet suround to raise teh jet slightly..
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lmao what a bodge
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Re: Dodgy windscreen washers

There is a technical bulletin that your dealer (should!) be aware of which contains details of a modification (similar to cable tie that many do here) but looks neater.
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lmao what a bodge
It may sound like a bodge, which it is, but it's very neat, can't be seen and what's more it works a treat
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Re: Dodgy windscreen washers

I have had to adjust my washers on one side of the windscreen. All I did was insert the tip of a pocket knife into the jet and levered it slightly up. Be careful though,they seem easy to break.
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Wipers and jets

Ok so i know the washer jet bug has been mentioned many times before. I have that problem along with another..........

In medium to heavy rain and traveling over 50mph i get a big pool of water that forms on the windsrceen that sits under the main wiper. Each time the wiper comes up it creeps up the screen and is then pushed back down and up and down and up and down (u get the picture) I can see that its a bit of a design fault as the water is running up off the bonet onto the screen. The pool only goes away after slowing down. Its so so annoying and distracting and i have never seen it on any other car.

It seems to be caused by the shape/lenght of the wiper and the fact the water comes up off the bonet. The water from the jets also sit under the wiper in the same place after it fails to hit the screen when going any speed other than stationary.

So my question is, does any one else have this problem and are there any solutions, as well as how do you adjust the jets, and a quick side question being can you adjust the intermitent wiper frequency speed?
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try RAIN X THAT SHOULD LESSEN YOUR PROBLEM AND THE USE OF THE WIPERS
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try RAIN X THAT SHOULD LESSEN YOUR PROBLEM AND THE USE OF THE WIPERS

Is an idea, but I have found that Rain X dosnt like cold weather so I have binned the bottle I had, and used some stuff designed for the Aviation industry kindly nicked from BA "COUGH" by my step-dad..
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I have had to adjust my washers on one side of the windscreen. All I did was insert the tip of a pocket knife into the jet and levered it slightly up. Be careful though,they seem easy to break.

MMmmm......you got a G. Punto? because if you have You CANNOT have done this.....they don't move, they are one moulded plastic piece......hence the 'cable tie's' underneath which isn't 'bodge' because you can't see them.
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Re: Dodgy windscreen washers

well i tried to lift up the plastic trim to put some plastic under it, the trim came right off with hardly any affort lol. There is already rubber stoppers under them and i could see no way a cable tie could have any effect or even be put under there. For info, mine cover the whole window fine when standing still, but on the motorway the water just hits the wipers!

Also there is no way to adjust them with a knife or screw driver or anything, they cant be moved!

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and a quick side question being can you adjust the intermitent wiper frequency speed?
The speed of the intermitent wipe quickens as you go faster. There is no way to do it manually.
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