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    My washer jets have stopped spraying water but the pump in the bottle is still making a noise.

    I have disconected the pipe going into the first jet but nothing is coming out.

    Any ideas?

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    pull the pump out the bottle (in front of passenger side front wheel arch, then pull the little mesh filter out and clean it, probably gunked up, had to do it to a few cars now

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    Quote Originally Posted by taffy bhoy View Post
    pull the pump out the bottle (in front of passenger side front wheel arch, then pull the little mesh filter out and clean it, probably gunked up, had to do it to a few cars now
    This. It's a common problem on the Vectra.

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    i pulled the pump out but cant see a mesh filter, is it inside the hole where the pump goes?

    cheers

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    When you pull the pump out, you then pull the black rubber mounting/grommet out ... the mesh is formed into the lower end of that.

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    Go to local garage and ask mechanic to use his blow line down the washers works every time ;-)

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    cheers all, will have a look in the morning and failing that will get my m8 to blast the line through

    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Critch View Post
    Go to local garage and ask mechanic to use his blow line down the washers works every time ;-)
    Where do you connect the air line to the pipework going back to the filter? And if you managed to do that you will only be blowing the gunge back into the washer reservoir - when I cleaned mine out it was like a thick gob of slime - which would soon work its way back to the filter and block it again

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    Quote Originally Posted by alcutler View Post
    Where do you connect the air line to the pipework going back to the filter? And if you managed to do that you will only be blowing the gunge back into the washer reservoir - when I cleaned mine out it was like a thick gob of slime - which would soon work its way back to the filter and block it again
    Just put it on the washer jet it's self.

    i agree chances are over time. it may build back up again but providing you use a good quality screen wash shouldn't have much of a problem

    usually needs doing to make a customers car ready to pass MOT etc.

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