Windscreen washer malfunction

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Paul, May 21, 2004.

  1. Paul

    Paul Guest

    The windscreen washers on my Peugeot 205 are not working. There is plenty of
    water in the reservoirs. Any ideas, please, on what to look at first?
    Paul, May 21, 2004
  2. Paul

    Ben Cowell Guest

    Is the motor making a noise when you pull the switch on the dashboard?

    If the motor isn't, check the fuse and the wiring to the motor. Use a
    multimeter to check current is arriving at the motor.

    If current is arriving at the motor and it doesn't operate, the motor is

    If the motor operates and no water comes out, check the piping.

    You could try and suck some water through the pipework to see if there is a
    split in it somewhere.
    Ben Cowell, May 22, 2004
  3. Paul

    G.T Guest

    eeeek. Although it's a bit better than coolant.
    Eh, you forgot one case, which happened to me : may well be a disconnected /
    dirty pump feed connection. Last time it happened to me, it was on the
    motorway, had to do 300km with no washer. And of course, I was just killing
    dozens of mosquitos across the windscreen.
    G.T, May 22, 2004
  4. Paul

    Hugo Nebula Guest

    After all that, are the jets blocked? If they're anything like the
    306, they are surprisingly cheap (less than a couple of quid IIRC).
    You could try to unblock them with a pin or a needle.
    Hugo Nebula, May 22, 2004
  5. Paul

    G.T Guest

    And if changing jets, consider a pair of 309 jets. Straight swap on a 205,
    but they have 2 jets instead of one, my brother's done it on his DTurbo, he
    said me it was a bit better.
    G.T, May 22, 2004
  6. Paul

    Matt Guest

    Yep, I changed them over too (they are the ones off the 106 with 2 jets)

    One thing to look for is that the pipe gets pinched when you close the
    bonnet if one of the clips has broken off stopping the water getting past.

    1991 Peugeot 205 Roland Garros Cabriolet
    TU3S 1.4 Carb
    2003 - Happy 20th Birthday Peugeot 205
    SETI Team "Peugeot 205" Founder (and only!) Member
    Matt, May 24, 2004
  7. Paul

    Phil Cook Guest

    If the motor operates and the piping is fine and you don't have
    blocked jets you may have a broken pump. The blades fell off the
    impeller on mine.
    Phil Cook, May 24, 2004
  8. Paul

    ken kerrison Guest

    I had repeated blocked jets (on a 406) and I finally put in an in-line
    filter. Now I only have to clean this once in a while.
    ken kerrison, May 25, 2004
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