Date: Mon, 1 Mar 2004 23:34:32 -0000
From: David Taylor <>
Subject: Re: Saab 900 screen-wash pump

> is it a lot of work to replace one of these pumps? the fact that the > rear washer does not work is not that important to me, Nope, very easy, just remove the wheel arch trim and inner wheel arch and you can get at the washer bottle and pumps. The pumps can be pulled out without removing the washer bottle. I'm getting pretty good at this job on bottles now having done both my 9000's bottle splits, one of them twice because the epoxy resin cracked. FWIW, it's probably worth having a very good inspection of the rear bottle support rod where the bottle meets the rod as this is a major cause of splitting. Last time I fixed mine, I melted it together with a soldering iron (15W) and then reinforced the lot with glass fibre matting. David. > for the lamp washers, which pump is used, the one for the front window > or the rear, i don't think the lamp washers work so my guess is they Headlight washers are on the front windscreen pump. You may have blocked nozzles, try removing the supply pipe to the wiper. David.

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