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Rear Windscreen Washer

  • 08-02-2008 12:12am
    Registered Users Posts: 1,469 ✭✭✭

    Buenos Noches.

    I've got a MkII Golf, 6 years old and recently the water from the rear windscreen washer has only been going halfway up the windscreen, meaning the top half is bogging and i can hardly see out. The flow doesn't seem obstructed.

    Any suggestions on how to improve pressure or fix the problem?


  • Registered Users Posts: 378 ✭✭sicruise

    You could try removing the nozzle and steeping it to see if you can get any grit out of it. I assume the pump is fine seeing that you said it is just the rear that is giving trouble.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 20,009 ✭✭✭✭Run_to_da_hills

    Try poking a very fine piece of wire down the nozzle.

  • Registered Users Posts: 24,990 ✭✭✭✭Wishbone Ash

    The flow doesn't seem obstructed.

    Perhaps the nozzles aren't aimed correctly. Adjust them with a pin.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,031 ✭✭✭nogoodnamesleft

    Most Vw's have a wire mesh filter in the water reservoir to stop debris from entering the windscreen washer system. If this isnt there is quiet possible that they are blocked. Happened to a older vw is used to have. Remove the nossles and blow them out with an air hose worked well for me.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,062 ✭✭✭cjt156

    a MkII Golf, 6 years old

    in the words of the Virgin Mary; Come again?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,469 ✭✭✭Mr_Roger_Bongos

    cjt156 wrote: »
    in the words of the Virgin Mary; Come again?

    :rolleyes: My bad, i meant to type IV!

    Thanks for all the help, i tried everything suggested and one of them worked! Clear rear!