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waynedear
post 6th December 2019 11:57
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Does the washer tank have 2 pumps, my headlight washers are spot on but the windscreen washer is utter rubbish, I know itís buried in the inner wing, before I start stripping I thought I would ask.
I know itís not the nozzles as I removed and the pipes just drizzle.
Rumours that I broke one nozzle are completely unfounded 😁

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post 6th December 2019 13:24
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Just the one pump

you can see it from above, and replace it in situ

it does a polarity-reverse trick for the rear windscreen

most common problem is the Y-piece non-return valves in the scuttle panel.

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post 7th December 2019 05:21
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Headlamp washers if fitted have their own separate pump in the same reservoir.

Experience for the main screen washer pump is, ensure you buy a genuine pump as pattern parts are useless.

(I bought mine from shop4parts.co.uk.)
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post 7th December 2019 12:16
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Thanks chaps, spotted the 2 pumps.
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Bigger issues today, wipers have packed up completely
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post 7th December 2019 17:07
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oh, I'm so sorry; I didn't read that properly

What a fool.

Can you tell if you have voltage at the motor, Wayne?

Are you able to get into the scuttle panel?

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QUOTE(dante giacosa @ 7th December 2019 17:07) *
oh, I'm so sorry; I didn't read that properly

What a fool.

Can you tell if you have voltage at the motor, Wayne?

Are you able to get into the scuttle panel?


Motor is clicking when you lift and lower the stalk, I have stripped everything out now, motor smells burnt, when I was trying to remove the motor from the linkage the spindle would not move, boy it took some persuasion.
The gearbox trax is very greasy and the module pickups are as well, I have silicone sprayed all joints, pivots and spindle, Iíll clean up the trax in the morning and try power to the motor see if itís going to play ball.
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QUOTE(waynedear @ 7th December 2019 23:11) *
Motor is clicking when you lift and lower the stalk, I have stripped everything out now, motor smells burnt, when I was trying to remove the motor from the linkage the spindle would not move, boy it took some persuasion.
The gearbox trax is very greasy and the module pickups are as well, I have silicone sprayed all joints, pivots and spindle, Iíll clean up the trax in the morning and try power to the motor see if itís going to play ball.


There's a lot of crazy stuff can happen in the gearbox track box, but I've never seen one completely fail to stopping.
But obviously it must happen. Everything has a life.
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post 9th December 2019 10:33
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QUOTE(dante giacosa @ 8th December 2019 01:17) *
There's a lot of crazy stuff can happen in the gearbox track box, but I've never seen one completely fail to stopping.
But obviously it must happen. Everything has a life.


Everything does have a life, my wiper motor has reached the end of itís.
Tried everything including direct connection to a battery, itís dead......... 🙁
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fair enough

wiper motors do last decades, service-free, until they fail suddenly


Neil @ Italia Autos..?
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QUOTE(dante giacosa @ 9th December 2019 10:45) *
fair enough

wiper motors do last decades, service-free, until they fail suddenly
Neil @ Italia Autos..?


Funnily enough I have just messaged him.
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Ordered 👍

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Did you get a result, Wayne..?
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post 11th December 2019 20:42
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QUOTE(dante giacosa @ 11th December 2019 18:51) *
Did you get a result, Wayne..?


On itís way, currently with Hermes, fingers crossed with me tomorrow
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I had a hell of a time swapping my motor- once on the mechanism, I could NOT orientate the thing to get it back between the bulkhead and windscreen-

It was beyond tight and I thought I was going to crack the windscreen I was pushing it upwards so hard to try and get the assembly back down into the scuttle panel.

And then suddenly; it just went in without any trouble..! Angle is everything on the refit...
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post 12th December 2019 00:22
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Luckily I have done a good few Alfa wiper gubbins replacements, thing I used to have all sorts of trouble with was the plastic cover over the heater.
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post 14th December 2019 14:33
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New motor (used) fitted after opening and cleaning the track fingers.
I have wipers-ish, suspecting I need a wiper stalk.
I have lost one of the washer jets also.
So all in all itís half BO***cks and not full Bo***cks.😁
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post 14th December 2019 16:09
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Gosh, thatís unfortunate

I still had a juddery-action after a track clear out- you need another go.

Never heard of a stalk failing; although Iím sure it does happen.
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post 15th December 2019 00:12
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Had to replace the stalk on my 146 junior and 8v 155.
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QUOTE(waynedear @ 15th December 2019 00:12) *
Had to replace the stalk on my 146 junior and 8v 155.


Oh!

Well in that case, you are uniquely placed to identify a failure.

See if you can get illuminated ones!
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