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screenwash leaking from washer jets

Postby adster » Sun 14.06.2015, 09:38

How can i stop screenwash leaking from my washer jets? what could be causing this?
Its really annoying, i clean the car and once ive driven somewhere i end up having water marks all over the bonnet.
Any ideas how i can stop this?
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Re: screenwash leaking from washer jets

Postby John_W » Sun 14.06.2015, 10:33

The non-return valve is at the reservoir end of the pipe instead of the washer end. All you have to do is buy another non-return valve and fit it near the jets, eg under the bonnet near the passenger-side hinge.
Eg this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vehicle-Winds ... 27ff03fc4f . Make sure it's the correct diameter.
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PS: or if you're careful with your money, like somebody from Aberdeen or New Zealand, you can just move the one from the boot to under the bonnet.
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Re: screenwash leaking from washer jets

Postby Mike_H » Sun 14.06.2015, 10:36

Hi there , if you have a look at the service bulletin 1995/04 page 80 it gives instructions on how to move the diaphragm valve from the boot to a new position in the engine bay. Its a simple but effective solution.

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Re: screenwash leaking from washer jets

Postby Tuga2112 » Mon 15.06.2015, 21:42

John_W wrote:The non-return valve is at the reservoir end of the pipe instead of the washer end. All you have to do is buy another non-return valve and fit it near the jets, eg under the bonnet near the passenger-side hinge.
Eg this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vehicle-Winds ... 27ff03fc4f . Make sure it's the correct diameter.
John

PS: or if you're careful with your money, like somebody from Aberdeen or New Zealand, you can just move the one from the boot to under the bonnet.


will this solve the issue i find where I pull the lever, the car starts pumping the water......2 hours later the jets start spraying ?
maybe my logic is flawed but could this somehow stop the water from going back down the pipes by causing a vacuum at the jets end ?
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Re: screenwash leaking from washer jets

Postby John_W » Tue 16.06.2015, 07:26

Yup. Should make it more instant. :)
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Re: screenwash leaking from washer jets

Postby Scott » Sun 25.06.2017, 12:33

Well what I did is to stop putting water on the washer tank! No leaks! Period! haha.. well if you think that our elans are mostly in clear condition, even if you go for a trip and have dead insects on the windscreen, when you pull over for gas, you can clean professionally the windscreen!!
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Re: screenwash leaking from washer jets

Postby Rambo » Sun 25.06.2017, 16:54

Unfortunately for us in cold, wet Britain this would be a failure come MOT time

You'd have to remember to top up the reservoir at least once a year. And our roads are filthy too, particularly in the country where cow muck and mud are typical hazards. Best to splice the non return valve in as close as possible to the wiper end as the Whamster suggests :wink:
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Re: screenwash leaking from washer jets

Postby Scott » Mon 26.06.2017, 05:44

Will do!! Any way to clean the tubes from bottle to bonnet?
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Re: screenwash leaking from washer jets

Postby novacaine » Mon 26.06.2017, 13:23

I've just fitted the Saxo 'mist' washer jets. I've had no issues with leaks and the spray is always instant.
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Re: screenwash leaking from washer jets

Postby Scott » Fri 07.07.2017, 06:21

novacaine wrote:I've just fitted the Saxo 'mist' washer jets. I've had no issues with leaks and the spray is always instant.

Any ebay shop or any global?
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Re: screenwash leaking from washer jets

Postby novacaine » Fri 07.07.2017, 10:50

Scott wrote:
novacaine wrote:I've just fitted the Saxo 'mist' washer jets. I've had no issues with leaks and the spray is always instant.

Any ebay shop or any global?


They were something similar to these:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pair-of-Front-Mist-Type-Windscreen-Water-Washer-Spray-Jets-Fiat-Citroen-Peugeot-/371563062007?fits=Model%3ASaxo&epid=645315304&hash=item5682e262f7:g:begAAOSwQJhUmFsv
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Re: screenwash leaking from washer jets

Postby basher » Sat 15.07.2017, 09:04

I had an issue whereby, after I had changed my jets it worked for a while but then the water wouldn't reach the bottom of the screen despite the pump being apparently quite spritely at the end.
After blowing out the line repeatedly with an airline and removing the one way valves I had fitted, I inadvertently stumbled across a joiner in the pipe just inside where it disappears into the wing.
I'm assuming that this was fitted at the factory and it is made of poxy steel.
The inevitable had happened and it had blocked. One, more sensible plastic connector ( and a replacement pump I effectively don't need) later and the now the jets are clearing the screen completely. Still, I'm hoping that it will hit the screen when I'm moving.
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