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    2008 VECTRA C, windscreen washers both front and rear have stopped working. Can hear the pump working when stalk is pulled.
    Removed the pump and water poored out so presume filter isnt blocked. Headlight washers are working. There is no water dripping from under car when the pump is operated so presume no pipe has come loose.
    Are the pipes to back and front in anyway linked? As that could indicate blockage I suppose.
    Would appreciate any guidence as at a bit of a loss unless pump is knackered but does not sound as though it is. TIA

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    Disconnect pipe from pump, yes it’ll stray all over the place get other half to activate wash while thumb over end to see if wash pump is pushing water through.
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    What he said... had this problem a few times... was the pipes being blocked somehow... what i did was remove the pipes from the jets than blow them through with compressed air... reconnected it up, put compressed air through the nozzles, than put the pipe back on the pump... go and test and after a few seconds they work as normal... oh and i hope you've upgraded your washer jets to the insignia mist jets... they work way better and need less washer fluid to clean the windscreen.

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    Finally got round to trying to sort the problem, took pump out (part no 90508709) as was not pumping when stalk operated. But not sure I have the right pump as when I operate the stalk there is the sound of a pump still operating!
    Are there 2 pumps (in vxr) as I wonder if the one I have taken out is just for headlamp wash.
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    90508709 is the headlight wash pump. Screen is 90585762. If you have headlight wash you will have both. Headlight was should only work every 4th pull of the stalk, or after a delay ( 2 mins from memory )

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    Thanks for info, got to locate other pump now! Hopefully its near the other one save pulling the bumper.

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    They are - be playing with mine tomorrow as I've lost headlight wash

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    I do wonder sometimes why i bother taking pics and explanations in a car diary.
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    Dog_Book I would love to read your car diary, but where is the link? I am sure I have looked in the past without success.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dog_Book View Post
    I do wonder sometimes why i bother taking pics and explanations in a car diary.
    Do you have one then? You kept that quiet

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