206 front screen washer

Discussion in 'Peugeot 206' started by Dragon, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. Dragon

    Dragon Guest

    Have a situation where rear screen washer works fine but front does not.
    Can't hear a motor running as with rear.
    Poked around and found washer bottle with what appears to be a single pump.
    How does that work ( or not in my case!)
    Have I missed something?

    Dragon, Jun 29, 2008
  2. Dragon

    Bob Minchin Guest

    Not familiar with the 206 but other cars I have with a single pump
    revers the direction of the rotor at the stalk switch and a valve in the
    pump send the water to the right pipe. Have you got two pipe coming out
    of your pump? If not then you still need to find the rear pump. I assume
    only a single tank? (My pug 405 has two tanks & two pumps)

    Bob Minchin, Jun 29, 2008
  3. Dragon

    Dragon Guest

    It's a bit cramped around the washer tank but I'm fairly sure there's only
    one pump.
    Found two pipes but it has all been done by feel even though I found the
    trap door in the wheel arch liner.
    Assuming you are right, (it makes sense) then I have a wiring/switching
    problem by the looks of it.
    I say that as the pump doesn't run when the front washer is selected.
    Thanks for your input.

    Dragon, Jun 29, 2008
  4. Dragon

    G.T Guest

    That's that, they came to a single tank / single pump design, and it works
    the way you tell.
    I've gone to such a similar problem with my 205, and at first I though of a
    pump problem, ordered one @ GSF's, and finally... It was a dirty commodo
    contact. I gave it a couple of WD40 squirts (or any other electric cleaner
    spray) and it did the trick.

    G.T, Jun 29, 2008
  5. Dragon

    Dragon Guest

    Sounds good and interesting.
    Not having come across the term before chucked 'commodo contact' at Google.
    Interesting results but none relevant!
    So please enlighten me as to what it is and where to find it.

    Dragon, Jun 29, 2008
  6. Dragon

    Dragon Guest

    It helps if you use the right switch!
    It's my wife's car and the stalk seemed to indicate rotate clockwise for
    front screen wash.
    You pull it towards you.
    Works a treat then.
    Bet you all knew that.
    Thanks for all attempts to sort me out.

    Dragon, Jun 29, 2008
  7. Dragon

    G.T Guest

    Sorry, I meant stalk. In France it's commonly called "commodo", and I may
    have thought too much about this when I dropped these lines, and so came the
    mistake ;-)

    G.T, Jun 29, 2008
  8. Dragon

    Dragon Guest

    Thanks for the explanation.
    As you will have seen it was actually a lot simpler than using WD40!
    Is there a way of injecting it into a brain?
    Mine seems to have gone rusty!
    Dragon, Jun 29, 2008
  9. Dragon

    G.T Guest

    Yeah, sometimes the problem is between the wheel and the seat :)

    Errr BTW, I had a look to my 206 this morning (as every morning, indeed) and
    had a look to the stalk, that's damn easy, it has two arrows on it, telling
    it has to be pulled. Tell your wife that, if it had to be turned, then the
    symbol would face her when active (like the lights control, for example) :)

    It was easier than WD40 this time... But if you have to change your wife,
    then it won't be cheaper ;-)

    G.T, Jun 30, 2008
  10. Dragon

    Chris Guest

    Yes you take 4 drops each day for a week in tea or coffee.after 1 week
    you should find out that you are better,( very sick or even dead)
    Chris, Jun 30, 2008
  11. Dragon

    Dragon Guest

    As Counsel for the defence:-
    The 206 is on an S plate in case that makes a difference.
    The markings on the stalk show a double ended arrow for the wipers.
    That indicates that you move it up or down which amounts to a rotation about
    the steering column axis.
    The symbol for the washer is the same except it has only one arrow head.
    That arrow points in the same direction as the clockwise rotation for the
    So an idiot like me looking for the washers sees the washer symbol and moves
    the stalk as directed by the arrow.
    Takes a genius to realise that this time the symbol means something
    When you use it frequently it becomes automatic to get it right every time.

    The information here is useful but I guess we all enjoy the banter too!

    Dragon, Jul 2, 2008
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