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Re: Washer pumps (archive)

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Posted by Gilbert on January 02, 2001 at 22:05:32:

In Reply to: Washer pumps posted by Colin on January 02, 2001 at 20:21:06:

The easiest? thing may be to drop the insulation blanket from under the hood and remove the hose from the nozzle to see if its getting to that point. It sounds like goo in the nozzle. Actually, the easiest thing would be to stick a needle into the nozzle while someone pulls the switch and see if anything comes out. Scratch that, the really easiest thing would be to have someone pull the switch while you listen by the pump motor. They're quite loud. Then go to step two above if they are running. If not, check the power. If you take off the hose you'll need to unclip the hose clamp with a special tool or a small screwdriver, and you may want to buy a new one or new type unless you have magic fingers and can get it back on, which is not so hard but awkward to reach. If you are getting anything at all they are probably just plugged. Are your nozzles heated?
Good luck.
Lin Gilbert
1990 750iL

My washers just quit on my 90 735il. Both the regular and high intensity solution at the same time. I get alittle spray from the left side but only a dribble from the right. Is there two pumps on for each system?? If so how could both go at the same time or is it something else? I have checked all the hoses and found no leaks to loose pressure, and don't want to start replacing pumps until i'm sure it is the pumps. Thanks.

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