Windscreen Washer Pump Caputt?
With the temperatures about 0 this morning after driving for a bit I thought I’d see if the windscreen washers had unfrozen.
Normally, you can hear the motor even if the screenwash is frozen but today there was only silence.
Any ideas whether this is likely to mean a new pump is needed?
It’s a Toyota Corolla, affects both front and rear washers.
Is it worth just waiting for the ‘warm’ weather at the weekend and seeing if it magically sorts itself out.Posted 7 years agomissingfrontallobeMember
Dibbs – Member
A stronger mix of washer additive might have been a good idea
+1. When the weather turns crap, we tend to move towards neat screenwash top ups, no complaints from wifey so far about frozen washer jets or screenwash freezing on the screen. She does lots of motorway miles so the car is subject to a large amount of that annoying salt spray that can really obscure vision.Posted 7 years agoMidlandTrailquestsGrahamMember
What PhotoTim said.Posted 7 years ago
If the water inside the pump has frozen,then keeping on trying will burn the motor out or blow the fuse.
Suck the water out of the reservoir if you can.
Partly refill with hot water.
Wait for it to melt the remaining ice around the pump.
Pump it through.
Refill with neat screenwash.
Flush the water through.gixer.johnMember
Think it is probably a fuse, have alook at the ownes manual and try replacing it before worying about the motor.
It has happened 4 times with my Astra, bad thing about it is when the washer fuse blows it also locks the boot, meaning you cant get into the back of the car to get a screwdriver, pliers etc. Real ***k design.Posted 7 years ago
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