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Post by modelman on Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:10 pm

Hi guys n gals, took the old girl for the MOT yesterday, sailed through no probs ,BUT the windscreen washers just 'dribbled', I said to the tester that the tank must be empty, & he accepted it!
HOWEVER, once home, I found it to be 3/4 full, pulled off the spray-heads & tried without them, still a dribble from the now open pipe.
On the BOXER, the tank is on the left side bulkhead & quite difficult to get at, so dear friends, any one had similar or can guide me to possible cause?
I had a big 'blow' down the pipes, but it made no difference, & it looks like the air-filter will have to come off to gain some sort of access, & I can only assume the pump  is somewhere underneath??  The pump-motor is well, so a blockage somewhere or the pump is duff.
Is it a separate pump or is it part of the tank?

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Post by boxerman on Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:02 pm

Hi Lawrie,
IIRC the pump is held in place by a grommet in the bottom of the tank. I think it has a filter on it which can get blocked with a gel made from congealed soap solutions from washer additives.
Air filter isn't too bad to remove on petrol models, don't know bout diesels.

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Post by boxerman on Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:13 pm

Quick look on the service box website:


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Post by Talisman John on Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:40 pm

I had a similar problem with my 2004 Talisman and it was  the T piece which had a crude non return valve inside which was stuck. Disconnect t piece to test it and if it needs replacement try this link
https://www.amazon.co.uk/WINDSCREEN-WASHER-TUBING-CONNECTOR-EXTENDER/dp/B00JHJIGI8

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Post by modelman on Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:32 pm

Now sorted, many thanks for replies, & Frank was spot-on!!
Isn't it funny how a 2 minute job  ends up taking 2 hours!
Whilst pulling the pump from below, one of the pipes came off the nozzle-jet, & after faffing about with bits of wire, poking & pulling, there was no-way but to remove wipers, front scuttle & feed the pipe back through the plenum-chamber to re-attach it.
The pump filter was just a Frank said, completely covered in what looked like light brown grease, the tank was clean, as were the pipes, only the filter, any way, back together & working fine now.

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Post by peugeotboxer on Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:35 pm

Only just seen your post modelman.
I've had to clean the filter a few times on mine.
The difficult job was getting the pump back into the bottle.
A drop of 'Fairy' makes it easier.
(But then you would know that for next time!)

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