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bob0947 01-18-2013 04:34 PM

windwasher issue
I filled my window washer with fluid ran the car and the wipers work fine but the windshield washer fluid will not it a motor or fuse issue or clogged orifices?..thanks 1998 740IL 115,000 miles:)

Sobek 01-18-2013 05:30 PM

It's most likely just the washer pump that's failed - not a particularly hard fix, mine's dead too but I just haven't got around to replacing it. Check the guide here;

Good luck :thumbup:

BMWFatherFigure 01-19-2013 12:14 AM

Does the pump run? Bit hard to diagnose from here. If the pump does not run check for power and earth at the plug. If it does run then check the hoses and jets for blockage. You needed us for this?

chrisn7 01-19-2013 03:17 PM

Its very common on all cars for a slime to form in washer reservoirs. Before spending on new pumps etc, check out the reservoir for clogged outlet filters. There is also a filter on the reservoir for the intensive headlight washer pump, which falls off if the pump is removed, so that unfiltered fluid can then block the headlight washers too....Its a very easy job indeed to remove this for cleaning/checking

BMWFatherFigure 01-20-2013 03:28 AM

Compressed air is very useful for these processes.

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