[DML] Re: Washer Motor
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[DML] Re: Washer Motor

Hi i've just done this and believe me if you car is like mine, most 
the screws will either turn the whole rivnut, or the head will be 
half rusted so the cross head screwdriver can't grip.

as space is limited i bought a flexible drill extension and drilled 
the heads off.

i'll either replace with bigger rivnuts or something.

one way to remove maybe is to heat up the remainder of screw with a 
soldering iron and see if the whole rivnut can be removed.

the heat from the drill bit started to melt the washer bottle cover 
at a screw position.

i did all this just to get the fascia off. (now done and replacing 
headlight fittings.


Vin 1621

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Peter Lucas <lucas@xxxx> wrote:
> On Sep 29, 2005, at 12:10 PM, David Teitelbaum wrote:
> > The biggest problem you will face in fixing the washer pump will 
> > getting all of those little hex head screws out without having 
> > rivnuts spinning.
> I recommend that before you even attempt to remove these screws 
> the first time, you spray a lot of penetrating oil up there and 
> 24 hours.  Those rivnuts can be a real pain.
> > Expect the motor to be bad but you MUST check at the
> > plug to verify power and ground. It could just be full of gunk. 
It is
> > easily cleaned out with hot water and rinsing it several times.
> A typical cause of failed, rusty motors is that the little drain  
> holes on the bottom of the enclosure get plugged up and the pump 
> up spending its life  under water.  I strongly suggest drilling a 
> larger holes in the bottom of the enclosure.   Also, I have 
> to disassemble, clean, and reuse grungy pumps.   It is easy to 
> them to run, but they don't last.  Just buy a new one.
> > Leak-test and operate it before putting ALL the screws back.
> Hear, hear!
> > If you do
> > not get a good spray either the hose is pinched/kinked, or the 
> > hole in the sprayer tip is plugged up.
> Yes, do check the sprayer tip.  Once I took mine apart and 
> it, the spray was as good as any other car's.
>    -Pete Lucas
>     VIN #06703
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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