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    Blocked washer jets

    How do i clean out the washer jets on an Astra G?

    I only have water coming from 1 jet at the front and nowhere else, not even the back.

    I've filled the washer bottle to no effect.

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    clear the blocked jets with a fine sewing needle

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    more likely its the small filter that sits between the pump and the washer bottle ..... bumper off, pump off and clean out the filter.

    may as well check the hoses for signs of leaks/general condition whilst ur at it

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    Thanks GeordieBandit.
    I was hoping there was a quick fix.
    Have to try the weekend.

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    If you have water coming out of one jet then it wont be the filter blocked as you would get no washers atall ,like i said clear the block jets with a needle,
    if you feel you want to clean the filter like geordiebandit has said then you only need to jack the n/s front remove the wheel and undo the plastic arch from the bumper and pull it towards you out the way and you will see the pump ,
    to remove the pump unclip wireing plug and pull the pump out of the bottle towards you, Vauxhall dealers actualy remove the filter off the bottom of the pump altogether as they constantly clog up with screen wash residue this was done to mine over 12months ago and it operates fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by phil w View Post
    If you have water coming out of one jet then it wont be the filter blocked as you would get no washers atall ,like i said clear the block jets with a needle,
    if you feel you want to clean the filter like geordiebandit has said then you only need to jack the n/s front remove the wheel and undo the plastic arch from the bumper and pull it towards you out the way and you will see the pump ,
    to remove the pump unclip wireing plug and pull the pump out of the bottle towards you, Vauxhall dealers actualy remove the filter off the bottom of the pump altogether as they constantly clog up with screen wash residue this was done to mine over 12months ago and it operates fine
    Thanks Phil i'll try this first and go from there.

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    Ok tried a thin piece of wire with no luck.
    How do i remove the jets to blow them out with an air line?

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    Leave them in just pull the pipe of and blow them clear if you are using a blow gun ?, didn't realise you had acess to an airline so much easier gets ALL the crap out

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    Hi,

    My girlfriend has an astra g coupe, with the same problem.
    I jacked up the car (without removing the wheel) and took away the plastic arch and saw the bottle. i removed what i thought was the filter, (black cylinder thingy with power clip on top and a pipe to the jets)
    i dismantled that to find a motor inside, and figured it was the pump.
    i havnt a clue where the filter is, but when i put it all back together it works fine now.....

    maybe i got rid of the filter without realizing lol

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    The filter fits on the bottom of the motor may have droped of in the bottle
    when you removed the motor,
    i wouldnt worry about it not being on when they are taken into a few Vauxhall garages i know of they remove the filter alltogether due to them constantly clogging with screenwash residue

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