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Hi everyone just noticed that the water in the windscreen washer bottle keeps running out after two weeks checked for leaks nothing found then noticed that the leak is coming from t
the front jets that spray on to the front headlights they are leaking all the time big puddles any advice would be nice thankyou
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Hi everyone just noticed that the water in the windscreen washer bottle keeps running out after two weeks checked for leaks nothing found then noticed that the leak is coming from t
the front jets that spray on to the front headlights they are leaking all the time big puddles any advice would be nice thankyou
plug hose off drivers side and remove fuse in glove box or fix it
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Doesn't make sense. The washer bottle has separate pumps for the windscreen and headlights. I'm pretty sure the pumps don't allow water to flow through them when idle. Even if they did I can't believe they'd drain out via some sort of syphon action.

I would think it's more likely there's some voltage leaking to the pump associated with the headlights and it's operating very slowly.

It's fairly easy to get at the washer bottle on the GT, so can't believe the 156 would be too diffrerent. The pumps are a push fit into the washer bottle simply disconnect the electrical connector, pull the pump (can't remember whether the left or right is the headlight pump, sure you'll figure it out) straight up, reconnect the electrical connector, turn the ignition on and see/feel if the pump is whirring at all.

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Doesn't make sense. The washer bottle has separate pumps for the windscreen and headlights. I'm pretty sure the pumps don't allow water to flow through them when idle. Even if they did I can't believe they'd drain out via some sort of syphon action.

I would think it's more likely there's some voltage leaking to the pump associated with the headlights and it's operating very slowly.

It's fairly easy to get at the washer bottle on the GT, so can't believe the 156 would be too diffrerent. The pumps are a push fit into the washer bottle simply disconnect the electrical connector, pull the pump (can't remember whether the left or right is the headlight pump, sure you'll figure it out) straight up, reconnect the electrical connector, turn the ignition on and see/feel if the pump is whirring at all.

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if a connected pipe is broken off it does drain off
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As long as you disconnect the +ve feed then it shouldn't dribble.

I had trouble with mine where I fitted a 2nd hand bumper with headlamp washers, as previous bumper didn't have washers, fitted the bigger 5L washer bottle, tested both motor pumps, both worked, but voltage wasn't getting to headlamp washer motor. The relay that was fitted was a non-Alfa relay and it was bust... fitted 2nd hand Alfa relay and headlamp washer worked, i think, and then when I turned the engine off with the key out, the side lights were permanently on. I took the relay out in the end.
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thanks for the advice but where is the +VE TO DISCONNECT AND WILL MY WINDSCREEN JETS STILL WORK OR NOT THANKS
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thanks for the advice but where is the +VE TO DISCONNECT AND WILL MY WINDSCREEN JETS STILL WORK OR NOT THANKS
Disconnect plug and plug hole in hose,if you disconnect wrong one your wiper jets won't work
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Will that be beneath the water bottle holder
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Undo the mounting bolts for the coolant expansion tank and move to one side, be careful of the hoses, then you can see the washer pumps more easily.

the headlamp washer pump is nearest to the wing, undo the plug at top of motor
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thanks mate will try tommmorrow
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hi there did excactly what you said and now all sorted thanks for the advice
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Pep,

I've had the same problem. My water won't stay for more than a few hours. Filled it up last night and empty this morning.

When you took your motors out did they have rubber seals attached to the bottle itself? The left motor insert point does but the right doesn't - I'm wondering if this is my problem???

But I'll try unplugging electrics for the left motor as well - see if that sorts it. Would did you do with disconnected wire?

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