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Honda FR-V Rear Wash

Discussion in 'Car Repairs / Maintenance' started by securespark, 18 Jul 2020.

  1. securespark

    securespark

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    You may have read of the joy I experienced getting the rear wash to work on my lad's Mitsubishi Spacestar.

    Now the rear wash on the Honda is blocked up.

    Having disconnected the pipe from the nozzle, I can see only a dribble is coming through.

    Unlike the Mitsu, it is not easy to get to the gubbins. I'd like to do a high pressure flush of the pipework from front to rear, either with air or water.

    But to disconnect the pipe or get to the washer bottle, it seems the only way is to remove the front wheel and arch liner.

    I guess the filter in the bottle may be gummed up. Is the best way forward to employ a pressure washer to dislodge the carp, then fill the bottle to overflowing in order to remove said carp?

    Or can it only be done by removing the bottle?
     
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  3. Mottie

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    You’ll never get and crap out by pressure washing and overfilling. If you remove the wheel arch liner you should be able to just pop the pump out of the reservoir and clean the filter on that as well as flush the reservoir. Disconnect the pipe from the pump at the same time and blow through, rear to front.
     
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    As above, often there’s soap residue in there that bungs things up.
    I’ve never had blocked pipes but have had a few severed above the tailgate :eek:
    John :)
     
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    Normally accompanied with a nice soapy shower for the rear seat passengers. :LOL::LOL:
     
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    ......includes a nice stained headlining, free of charge :LOL:
    John :)
     
  7. securespark

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    Have checked to see if the water is geauing (see what I did there?:sneaky:) missing en-route, but I can't find any traces of it.

    As some makes it to its destination, I too deduce a blockage.
     
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