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#1 georgeb22

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 02:08 PM

Hi I have an 04 Ford Focus TDCI GHIA ESTATE, I know the weather is cold but my front and back water jets are not working, not even the usual noise you get when depressing the relevent butttons, both wipers work, just wondering whether they run off a fuse?


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Posted 21 December 2009 - 02:17 PM

Hi I have an 04 Ford Focus TDCI GHIA ESTATE, I know the weather is cold but my front and back water jets are not working, not even the usual noise you get when depressing the relevent butttons, both wipers work, just wondering whether they run off a fuse?


kind regards


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If you press the washer button, regardless of noise or juice coming out, do the wipers do their sweeps after pressing the button? If not, then inclined to think 'fuse'. If the wipers do sweep, I'd wonder if the pump is the issue.

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 02:25 PM

i have had this problem with both my cars the past 4days its defo due to the weather as they work again after 15mins or so of driving must be frozen over.

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 03:30 PM

ive had the same and its the water freezing in the pump add 15 drops of vinegar white vinegar to the wash bottle also make sure you have at least 50/50 mix of pure screenwash and water the temp at night is around minus 7 sometimes i removed the pump and the water in the pump was frozen if it was in the bay it would defrost quicker but ford decided to shove it inside the wing under the liner giving it very little weather protection my dads nissan was the same as well as my sisters rover just the cold mate

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 03:50 PM

good tip with the vinager will give this a try. i have 100% screenwash and mine is still freezing lol! cant be good for the wipers tho all this dry friction, makes me cringe! lol

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 05:13 PM

100% screenwash...I don't mean to call you silly....but is it premix screenwash...like from halfords?? Or are you pouring undilluted screenwash in??

Mine partly froze today...

Just a thought, if you use fairy liquid of any sort in the screenwash bottle it has a tendency to turn into gunk and block the fliter just before the pump...but if you got no noise whatsoever...gota be pump froze!!

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 05:18 PM

100% screenwash...I don't mean to call you silly....but is it premix screenwash...like from halfords?? Or are you pouring undilluted screenwash in??

Mine partly froze today...

Just a thought, if you use fairy liquid of any sort in the screenwash bottle it has a tendency to turn into gunk and block the fliter just before the pump...but if you got no noise whatsoever...gota be pump froze!!

:)


Fairy liquid tends to rot the rubber tubing - it's quite acidic really!

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 06:01 PM

it was my dads advice with the vinegar old school trick and its worked for me had no probs today you need 70 percent undiluted wash with 30 percent water and 15 drops of vinegar as its diluted it wont do any harm i was the same i checked every fuse thinking that was the prob my old man was a ford nut and he said its been the same with every one they ever built that the pump freezes due to where it is located

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 06:06 PM

100% screenwash...I don't mean to call you silly....but is it premix screenwash...like from halfords?? Or are you pouring undilluted screenwash in??

Mine partly froze today...

Just a thought, if you use fairy liquid of any sort in the screenwash bottle it has a tendency to turn into gunk and block the fliter just before the pump...but if you got no noise whatsoever...gota be pump froze!!

:)


im using asda's finest screenwash 1 gets you 2.5ltrs of pure liquid gold. says you can use it undiluted in severe weather conditions (i think we can safely say thats now) and that it contains a freezing inhibitor (ooooh).

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 06:36 PM

im using asda's finest screenwash 1 gets you 2.5ltrs of pure liquid gold. says you can use it undiluted in severe weather conditions (i think we can safely say thats now) and that it contains a freezing inhibitor (ooooh).



i use same! :lol:

no freezing! :)

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 06:39 PM

i use same! :lol:

no freezing! :)


some tramps probo !Removed! in me tank then, never mind be warm again in 6months! :lol:

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 12:15 AM

Good tip about the vinagar, gonna give it a go as im sure my water is frozen, I had almost neat halfrauds screen wash in but say no more. I have been told that Aldi's screen wash is really good it goes down to -60 or so it says on the label.

One thing i was wondering about was when do the heaters come on in the washer jets? I assumed they would come on the front heater was on, and the rear jet with the rear window heater???

UPDATE 01:52

Just nipped out to tesco and bought some white vinegar poured in a small amount went a short slow run round about to let the vinegar do its magic and introduce some warmth but not a sausage, guessing I have a watter bottle shaped lump of ice :(

I dont think there was much fluid in the bottle so I have brought in about a litre of screen wash into the house (out the cold) and will put it in tomorrow and hope for the best.

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 09:46 AM

some tramps probo !Removed! in me tank then, never mind be warm again in 6months! :lol:



Hate to tell you this but urine is probably one of the best de-icers going, not that I would advise you use it :)

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 11:28 AM

Hate to tell you this but urine is probably one of the best de-icers going, not that I would advise you use it :)


Intresting, how did you discover this? :P

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 12:05 PM

just been to Aldi's and asked the lady for screenwash she hasnt seen it for a long time, perhaps its Lidl, howver they are sold out, normally eather of their own brands are good quality.

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