Car mot due – stupd issue.
Front washer is dead.
Switch in stalk is caput.
New stalks for my model are rare an expensive.
1.swap the hose from the rear skoosher to the front – meaning front washers would skoosh and rear wiper would swipe.
2 12v feed off the fag lighter – push button switch in dash to the pump . Complete with dymo label 😉
Are either/both acceptable for mot – assume seconds better but first is easier 🙁Posted 4 years ago
First is ok, as long as I can sufficient water to the screen, with an accessible control that is fine. Do yourself a favour and tell the tester that is what you have done, saves them hunting and thinking it doesn’t work if they know the way round your variety of vehicle. Second option is ok, as well, would look to wire it direct from a 12v feed rather than the cigarette lighter, as that is often used as an engine speed pickup for the emissions test, depending what order they do things in, it could cause you an issue.
Yes I am a nominated tester, otherwise known as an mot tester, or a fascist with a clipboard depending on your viewpoint on my profession.Posted 4 years ago
Its a dti frontera. Its pretty common failure. – needs to be the dti stalk apparently not the petrol models 🙁 i have asked if i can use a vectra one but lookin at pictures i dont think it will work .
Ill swap the hoses round and stick it in . If it fails i get my spanner monkey friend to do something
Cba fishin wires through the bulk headPosted 4 years ago
I know its not pump – first thing i did was wire pump to the battery. Second was swap the pump off my land rover – didnt work
Then did a continuity test on the wire with the switch in closed position.
So its either stalk or wire. Neither ican be arse replacing – it was a bangernomic car.Posted 4 years ago
Alot ofthis car appears to be either bespoke or off an isuzu- unfortunany this falls into the first cat . Pumps 105 quid too as its bespoke. If it was dead i was throung a 5 quid generic one on
Rewire the current switch involves taking the wheel off and the dash out ….. Not happening 🙂Posted 4 years ago
If it failed I would be appealing it.
As for different fuel types altering the control stalks, welcome to the crazy world of the automotive industry, common sense and normal logic never ever prevail.
Don’t see many frontera’s still running, common fault was the rear diff covers rotting out.Posted 4 years ago
Tht was a series / mk1
They make fibreglass replacements for the diff pan now.
Mines appears to be alloy on the b series mk2
Rear 1/4 of my chassis is on its last legs but nothing structural just the plate behind the rear bumper.
Its invaluable in the winter thoughPosted 4 years agomattbeeSubscriber
A good few years ago my Mk 1 Astra GTE passed an mot with a random washer pump from the scrappy bunged into the bottom of a cycle water bottle zip tied in the engine bay with a length of random silicon hose to the washer jets. Bit of old speaker wire from a live to a spare switch in the dash, label made from paper and Sellotape.Posted 4 years ago
( The Mk 1 Astra washer bottle is in the front of the passenger side front wheel arch. The strap holding it rusted through and dropped the bottle onto the wheel. At ”70″ mph. )
And its through.
Washer pump was least of worries
Steering column was shot – me and my mechanic both went over the column with a fine tooth comb before it went in , knew there was an issue it flagged , agreed to fit a rack. He went to fit the rack and in doing so had to dismount the steering column with promptly disintagrated. Rack returned and steering column purchased.
And arb bushes for the rear.
Shes passedPosted 4 years ago
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