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Ford Focus Help?

Kev The Kopite Avatar
7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
Hey all, Just wondering if anyone can help me with any of these 2 problems?

My rear window wash spray has stopped working and has not been working for about 2 weeks now, at 1st i thought it could be the water has frozen or something like that, but when i try to spray it, it sounds like the noise it makes when its empty, but it is not empty as i have filled it up and the front sprays work? the noise is also comming from the front and not the back as it should be? the rear wiper works fine its just the spray?

and by the looks of it someone has knocked into my car and on both headlamps there is a cover over the main headlamp bulb, but have both been knocked off and now just rattling around in my headlamp, can these be easily fixed or would i need to buy 2 whole new headlamps?

Thanx in advance
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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#1
Try sticking a pin in the washer nossle. If it's not got **** in there, then it could be a kink in the pipe.
#2
like previous reply, could be a kink in pipe, or pipe could be split somewhere along the line, or the pump could be knackered. :)
#3
Usually what happens around this time of year is that most people (me included) forget that the screen wash mix should be about 50/50 water screen wash to stop the mix freezing. It sounds like the mix has frozen, hence expanded and either poped off the fluid line from the rear washer, or ruptured the line somewhere between the tank and the rear washer.

What I did was take off my interior boot door trim and was able to push the pipe back on. Do you have any water in your boot, or can you hear it sploshing around inside the boot door?
#4
ok i presume youve topped the bottle up.

Try the pin...if that doesent help mark the level on the bottle with a marker pen, and hold the rear washer on for ten seconds.....go back to see if the level has dropped.

If it has, they you have a leak, often inside the rear door itself....and sometimes, its the pipe thats been forced off the nozzle, after the water has frozed ( and expanded)

IF that draws no clues, then remove the pipe from the pump, and turn it on.. ( if your on your own, a peice of string round the stalk, then round the head rest post works well, you can pull it from anywhere.....Just see if the pump produces and pressure or not..

If there;s none, remove the pump, and make sure there's nothing blocking it. if that doesnt work, go to halfrauds, and get a new one.

Other than that, you MAY have a blocked line.......can be hard to find though....its often at the nozzle, if you can get it it to check, do so.


And, as for your head lights.....those covers are there to reflect light.....they are there on most cars these days.....but its not a mot failure if theyre not......i'd consider fishing them out....won't be easy though.
#5
k13 wjd
ok i presume youve topped the bottle up.

Try the pin...if that doesent help mark the level on the bottle with a marker pen, and hold the rear washer on for ten seconds.....go back to see if the level has dropped.

If it has, they you have a leak, often inside the rear door itself....and sometimes, its the pipe thats been forced off the nozzle, after the water has frozed ( and expanded)

IF that draws no clues, then remove the pipe from the pump, and turn it on.. ( if your on your own, a peice of string round the stalk, then round the head rest post works well, you can pull it from anywhere.....Just see if the pump produces and pressure or not..

If there;s none, remove the pump, and make sure there's nothing blocking it. if that doesnt work, go to halfrauds, and get a new one.

Other than that, you MAY have a blocked line.......can be hard to find though....its often at the nozzle, if you can get it it to check, do so.


And, as for your head lights.....those covers are there to reflect light.....they are there on most cars these days.....but its not a mot failure if theyre not......i'd consider fishing them out....won't be easy though.



D'oh hes talking about a ford they are designed to be easy!! you should be able to get the through the holes that your bulbs are in saves removing the lenses ;-)
#6
yeah you can.....But the holes are smaller than the reflective caps......

Trust me ive done the exact same job before....i removed the entire lens, and used very long nosed pliers to crush the cap/cover before pulling it out.

Not an easy one, its like keyhole surgery !


By the way....dont leave them in there, they will scratch the heck out of your headlight unit, and then it'll look like a dynamo light, rather than a headlight !
#7
Yeah, just fish em out, don't bother refitting them. Pretend you've got HID lamps and just enjoy yourself blinding other road users.
#8
My partner has a fairly new one and found the tubing (internal) that connects to the external spray element had disconnected, if this may be the case just connect it back on.
#9
i tried cleaning it with a pin and still doesn't work, i cant hear nothin splashing around in my boot door and i'll have to wait till 2moro to see if there is any water in my boot when its light

edit - ive just remembered, the other week my boot was flooded by my spare wheel, i wonder if this had something to do with it and only had a little leak and now its actually broke

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