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Windshield Washers Stopped Working

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Old 02-10-2019, 11:28 PM
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Windshield Washers Stopped Working

Hi,
I have a 2017 Justa with 20k kms and my windshield washers just stopped working. The fluid is full and the back one works fine.
I don't think they're clogged as both stopped working at the same time. I opened the bonnet to check if the line was pinched and didn't see anything. I can hear the motor running when I operate them but the fluid barely dribbles out - after a very small initial burst.

I know it's still under warranty but the dealership is an hour away. Any ideas are appreciated.
TIA.
 
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Old 02-11-2019, 06:44 AM
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if you hear the pump run and juice don't come out the lines either

1. the line is clogged/pinched or

2. if the line broke or came off the pump you should be finding a puddle of juice under the car .....

3. I have not seen the wiring diagrams for a 17 but earlier GEN there was just one pump and it turned one way to pump front and reversed to pump rear ... involves check valves ... maybe a blocked valve is the clog .... maybe
 
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Old 02-13-2019, 01:17 AM
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Took the car to the service center. Turns out the blue fluid (even heavily diluted) I use had clogged the filter. I've been using the stuff for decades in all my cars, even two previous Minis. Seems strange but I have to go by what they told me. Guess I'll have to look for something else as I don't like using plain water.
 
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filter the juice b4 you put it in? .... a chunk of old panty hose would work. I'd use the filters I get for straining auto paints b4 they go in the spray gun ..... even a coffee filter would work.



never heard of this either ... maybe it reacted with something in the bottle already ... if you live it the frozen north you don't really have too many options, plain water will just freeze.

I use windex but right now it is 80 degrees outside.
 
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