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    Test Passed Gogs's Avatar
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    Has anyone on here stripped out the windscreen washer reservoir and pump on a F54/F56 before?

    Both the front and rear washers are inoperative at the moment but I can hear the pump working. I think the pump may be blocked as the fluid was pretty low recently and has probably sucked in some of the gunk at the bottom.

    I siphoned off the remaining fluid and tried to blast some water through the reservoir with the hose but still no joy.

    I知 not sure if it値l be best to remove the front bumper or if I値l be able to access the pump by removing the wheel arch liner instead.

    Any thoughts appreciated thanks


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    Not something I’ve had to do. The bumpers are easily removed, I would just remove the bumper and give yourself better access
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    Sometimes back flushing with an airline works wonders ,but you need to reduce the pressure
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    Ok thanks I値l look into that also. MOT is due at the end of the month so it痴 on my to do list.

    I致e had to strip the steering wheel down to sort out an intermittent horn but that was relatively straight forward.


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    I managed to get the washers sorted out today.

    In case its any use to anyone I gained access to the pump by removing the front offside wheel and partly removing the arch liner. The washer pump is located to the rear of the fluid reservoir and this seemed to be the easiest way to access it.

    The pump was in good working order and it was indeed a blockage at the small wire mesh filter located between the pump and the reservoir.

    Washer Bottle Mini F54 by Gordon Ritchie, on Flickr

    Washer Bottle Mini F54 by Gordon Ritchie, on Flickr

    Washer Bottle Mini F54 by Gordon Ritchie, on Flickr

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    Pleased it was an easy fix
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    That’s a handy tip on how to access and clean
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