February 27, 2010, 12:42 pm
[quote name='Rick01' date='27 February 2010 - 06:44 PM' timestamp='1267295691' post='67608']
I have a 1995 Escort. The symptoms were that the washer pump motor worked ok, but only a tiny amount of water came out of the jets when the washer motor first started, and then nothing.
I took the car to the garage and they seemed to fix the problem, but then two weeks later the same problem returned.
I used a siphon pump to suck the water from the reservoir, and found that there were lots of chunks of algae in the water.
The washer pump could be accessed from under the front of the car - the picture below shows the pump attached to the washer fluid reservoir.
After emptying the reservoir with the siphon pump, I removed the pump by gently pulling it away from the reservoir. This left the rubber filter bung in the reservoir, which I then removed. Sure enough this was totally clogged with algae. After cleaning the filter, and flushing through the reservoir, I replaced the filter and pump, refilled the reservoir and the problem was solved.
nice write up mate im sure it will help a few people out especially with the pics nice one