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Old 09-04-2011, 08:14 PM
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Front Windscreen Washers do not work

Ok, so I get my new JGC Overland on Saturday and I go through all the items to make sure they work. The only thing that does not work is the windscreen washers. The rear ones work fine, so I know it is not a fuse. I could access the bottom of the bottle where the motors are and tried it again and nothing. So it is either the wiper switch (unlikely) the wiring (I checked the plug onto the pump motor) or the pump itself.
I tried a search and came up with nothing. Hoping someone may have had a similar problem and found an easy fix for it. I have already contacted the dealer, so I am sure it will be sorted out. Not what I wanted on my new Jeep, but it is only a minor issue.
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Re: Front Windscreen Washers do not work

have someone hold the handle and you listen for the pump to operate.
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Re: Front Windscreen Washers do not work

That happened once with my Magnum. Advice I got (assuming pump motor is working) Disconnect one of the washer lines by the nozzle and pump some compressed air in it. It worked because my nozzles were clogged. Not sure if that could happen with a new car but...
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Re: Front Windscreen Washers do not work

I know the motor does not work as I did as you suggested Scott. It is not a blocked line or anything like that.
I think it is just a bung pump motor, pity Pre Delivery did not pick up on it.
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Re: Front Windscreen Washers do not work

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I know the motor does not work as I did as you suggested Scott. It is not a blocked line or anything like that.
I think it is just a bung pump motor, pity Pre Delivery did not pick up on it.
You're kidding, right? Do they really test the washers pre-delivery down there? Certainly unlikely in this country!
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Re: Front Windscreen Washers do not work

I would expect them to check that everything works for the $1895 they charge us for Dealer Delivery. Being that the windscreen washers are a roadworthy requirement, they have technically sold me an unroadworthy car.
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Re: Front Windscreen Washers do not work

^^^^^wow...I agree Enforcer! For $1895 it should be delivered PERFECT!
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Re: Front Windscreen Washers do not work

I do not like to admit fault, but it turns out I was not using the washers right.
I should have RTFM, but I thought twisting the wiper stalk was how the washers were activated, as the wipers went on briefly and this is how it is done on my car.
Turns out there was no problem and that I need to push the stalk to get the washers working.
All I can say is DOH !!!!
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Re: Front Windscreen Washers do not work

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Re: Front Windscreen Washers do not work

Yep, I did not RTFM either. Took a bit of fiddling around to trip onto the correct approach.

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Re: Front Windscreen Washers do not work

Glad you found it was not defective
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