Question about Ford Focus
Screen washers not functioning ! washer bottle is full front and rear pumps can both be heard to run when activated however no water is being put onto the windows. For a while a little came out but then stopped alltogether. My main problem is knowing how to get to the pumps to check if they are functioning correctly and if they are how then is the best way to clear a possible blockage?
Quick test since you can hear pumps running: Open hood. Look for a rubber hose going up from engine compartment to underside of hood. This should split somewhere if there are two washer jets on your hood, or else they go to your wipers and squirt directly off them, right? There will be a spot close to where this hose leaves the eng. comp. and joins with the hood that uses a splice connector. You can disconnect the hose here with some wiggling, and hit the squirters again to see if water is at least coming out of this primary hose. Yes? Good then the clog is at the jet end, or squirter end. Use a tiny piece of wire, like a bread tie without the insulation, and poke into the hole of the jet and try to clear out the dirt, or mineral deposit, dried soap scum, whatever. Now squirt again. Should start to clear out, or use compressed air and blow through jet. If your clog is not at the squirting end, follow the hose down to the little pump at the side/bottom of your juice bottle. GOod luck, and don't use too much additive, it clogs easier. Also don't use tap water if you get a lot of scale from hard water. THis will clog, too. Good Luck, TT
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