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Hi i'm still having problems with my windscreen washers on my 95 1.8 8v widebody pumping very slow. tried to find a blockage but can't see anything. I will have a closer look, will i have to move the expansion tank to gain access to the washer tank, if i remove that will it be a matter of just swapping the pump for a different one. At the moment that's all i can think it is. Anyone!!

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I have the same 1.8 8v 95. And had problems with wipers, changed with 440/460 volvo's and everything is fine now, but the washers "pee" very weak :( . I'm thinking about changing the the pump with more powerful one from other cars, is that possible or is there an easyer way out?
 
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The pumps have filters on them that do get blocked.

The pumps (there are 2 - one for the lights and one for the windscreen) do indeed just pull out. If you decide the pump is gandered, the pumps out of a 145 /146 are different but you might be able to make them fit with a bit of silicone sealant, but it'd probably be better to find a scrap 155 if you can.
 

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The headlight washer pump is common to the 33, 75, 155 & 164. Part number 60507088 £83.59 from dealer or 0 392 003 451 £47.95 from your local Bosch agent. :rolleyes:
Whylst the Windscreen Washer pump is common to the 155, 156, 166, Spider & GTV, and now the Fiats Punto Cabrio, Marea, Doblo, Ducato, Tempra & Coupe. and Lancia Dedra. This is based on a superseeded part number of 46760972 which costs £16.93 according to the parts disc. :rolleyes:
 

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I kow of one person who ran some cleaning agent through the washers a few times and solved this problem. Can't remember what he used though. Do a forum search, it was emntioned on here.
 
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I had this problem but it turned out not to be the pumps but the 'Y' peice in the scuttle panel. It is a one way valve and the valve was not opening fully thus no shooting water.
Try this as it is cheaper than a pump and you can take the diafram out the middle of this 'Y' peice so it just runs straight through.

Ted ;)
 
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I'll second the Y piece suggestion. My washers died suddenly, and it was this piece that had failed.

Robert.
 
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I'll third it. Happened on my last 155 but lucky for me it some how fixed it's self. Might have got some muck in it. So may be a good clean out might sort it. :)
 
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rjf said:
I'll second the Y piece suggestion. My washers died suddenly, and it was this piece that had failed.

Robert.
Thanks where is the 'Y' piece located going to have a look today if it warms up a bit.
 
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Hi Phil

It's under the black scuttle panel beneath the wiper arms. When you remove the scuttle panel the washer pipe is attached to it and you'll see the "Y" piece.

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Thanks to all it was the 'Y' piece under the scuttle panel I removed the perished rubber bit inside the Y piece & it works fine. :) :)
 
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I kow of one person who ran some cleaning agent through the washers a few times and solved this problem. Can't remember what he used though. Do a forum search, it was emntioned on here.
I have tried a Milton Serilizing tablet (used for baby bottles), place one tablet in the tank and use as normal. It did make a difference to mine.
 
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Nordic Blue said:
I had this problem but it turned out not to be the pumps but the 'Y' peice in the scuttle panel. It is a one way valve and the valve was not opening fully thus no shooting water.
Try this as it is cheaper than a pump and you can take the diafram out the middle of this 'Y' peice so it just runs straight through.

Ted ;)
Isn't this the non return valve??? if you remove the diaphram, water returns to the tank, when you use the washers it takes an age to squirt out of the jets.
 
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Yup, I found that on the twinny, Non-return vlave broke and Alfa didn't have a spare so I stuck a "T" piece in with no valve. The wipers do a couple of sweeps before the water comes out......not good for the wipers!

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yes is is a little slower starting but 100% better all round than before.

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Phil Glover :)
 

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You can get a none return valve from Halfrauds. The combined Y-piece/one way valve had bunged up on our 145, so I put in a separate valve and T-piece and it works fine.
Also, at the base of the pump is a little tea strainer thing. This was full of green algae so I gave it a good scrubbing!
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