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My windscreen washer has stopped working. The rear window washer still works. Is there a fuse I should check? How do l get at the pump?

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I would imagine if the rear washer is still working then it is either the wiper/washer switch or the jets are blocked.

 

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I'd got the idea there are two pumps, one for the front and one for the rear.

 

Does anyone know if the same pumps are used in other honda models?

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My 2008 Jazz front washer pump not working recently. Research on the 'net + Haynes manual revealed both front & rear pumps at bottom of reservoir, under the RHS wing. Hard to get to because of difficult to remove wheel arch liner.

Most times the pump fails because of stuck rotor (gummed bearings?). Some suggest hitting the motor to vibrate it and work it loose. I adopted a different approach: -

Ran the rear washer continuously until the reservoir was empty. Then heated a full kettle of water to near boiling point and poured into the reservoir. After about 15/20 mins, BINGO, pump working. Then topped up with screen cleaner fluid. Job done.

Suggest use washer about once a week to keep active.

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Thanks for the above. The hot water treatment has to be worth a try before embarking on taking stuff out to get

 at the pump.

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On 5/29/2020 at 7:36 PM, alc59 said:

Thanks for the above. The hot water treatment has to be worth a try before embarking on taking stuff out to get

 at the pump.

Ive had the whole front bumper off to replace the aircon condenser before, its not a difficult job at all.

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Hot water treatment hasn't worked. So it's off with the wheel and pull back the wheel arch liner  later this week.

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Now fixed. Honda FRV front washer pump is £60+. Aftermarket Jazz 02-08 pump is £10 and fits. The difference is that the FRV has two pumps with connectors that ensure that you don't get the connections mixed up for the front and rear washer pumps. The aftermarket pump will accept either connector.

 

Thanks for your advice

Al

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