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Window washer jets on a 159

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Driving home from work this evening when I noticed that one of the window washer jets has stopped working...had a look when I got home but I cannot see a problem. Can't see any holes to try and unblock with a pin, any ideas folks?

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conspiracy!! This happened last week too. It was the LHS one. I haven't had a chance to look at it yet bur the same thing happened the 156. On that car I took off the nozzles and soaked them in boiling water mixed with Milton fluid. Also flushed the lines with loads of clear warm water. They seem to clog from the crap/muck that grows at the bottom of the water reservoir over time. I'll be tacking my 159 jets/nizzles on Paddies day. I've read on the 159 forum it's not a hard job. Just need to "click out" the nozzles.
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The 156 ones are plastic, which gets clogged up easily, and if you put a pin through them a couple if times it'll ruin them inside. I bought a new pair for 6-7 quid a couple of months back and now the one on the right hand side in blocked


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Thanks lads, will have a go tomorrow....weirdly enough my LHS one too.
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what about scale building up? run a bit of ataka through it ,might just sort it
 
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Something may have burst during the big freeze. Happened to me last year, where the line from the pump splits to go to either washer just burst, it's basically a plastic y junction type thing. Was able to get a generic Halfords replacement for something like €3.
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