Re: 2000 BMW 323i windshield washer fluid won't work
Had the same problem with my 2001 330ci. If not used frequently the pump will get waterlogged and allow fluid to seep into the motor. I was able to disassemble, clean, and rebuild my pump but I would recommend replacing it, it is not expensive at around $20-30 and easy to change.
The washer pump is inserted into a hole on the washer tank itself. It is an interference fit so it will pop out. If you have significant amount of fluid in the tank it will leak out of the hole. There should be one hose connected with a clamp and one electrical connector. I believe there may be a plastic shroud covering it which needs to be unsnapped.
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go to a service station with an air compressor and with the air turned down to about 20 lbs blow into the washer top small hole to force fluid thru the hoses,not a lot of pressure so you blow hoses off or rupture something
May be the resevoir bottle may have something stuck in it, you are right, you may have a clogged line. Also check the routing of the hoses to the squirt that they are not pinched or kinked. Any washer fuild leaking anywhere?
On the drivers side of the vehicle just behind the front bumper is the washer fluid reservoir. The washer pumps (2 - one for the back and one for the front) are located ont the face of the reservoir.
1) Drain the resevoir. (You can reuse this fluid, so put it in a clean container)
2) Disconnect the wiring harness for the problem pump.
3) Remove the sprayer line.
4) Remove the pump. It is held in by being snapped into a channel on the resevoir and by the rubber grommet. This may take some elbow grease.
5) Remove the old grommet.(If your new pump came with a new grommet)
Installation is reverse. Usually new pumps come with new grommets. If not, it is ok to reuse the old one.
I expect that you have two different pumps. One for your headlights and one for the winshield. So making the following test, turn off your headlights and try to get washer in your windshield. If you hear the sound of a pump then the line is disconnected or clogged somewhere. If you don't hear anything then the pump is bad. Not hard to replace (should be attached to the reservoir), not very expensive I would say $60 in auto part store)
Hope it will help
well, i don't know if it was much of a solution. I figured out there was only one resevoir for the front and rear washer fluid...located the hose going to the rear and disconnected it from the electric pump attaced to the resevoir. Once the hose was disconnected i activated the pump and the fluid shot out of the pump indicating it was working. So, i figured it must be some kinda blockage in the hose line...so, i pushed air through the line in hopes that it might work to clear it out...well, don't know if that was the trick but when i reconnected the hose it worked!