Having a functioning windshield washer is one of the things you shouldn’t do without. First of all, we think of driving ease, but it is important to know that this also implies your security at the wheel because of the importance of visibility when driving your Ford Kuga.
In this article we will explain step by step how to recognize the fault and solve it in order to have an effective windscreen washer.
Identify the failure of the windscreen washer of your Ford Kuga:
First thing to look out for before handling, have you filled up your cleaning fluid? If so, let’s see what motives prevent your equipment from operating properly.
Causes for wipers that no longer work on your Ford Kuga
Very often, your equipment is obstructed by accumulated dirt or limescale. This is the main reason that may prevent your equipment from working. To remedy this, try to unclog your sprinklers. These holes allow the product to be propelled onto your Ford Kuga’s windshield. It is very likely that they are obstructed, by accumulation of limestone, or various types of dirt. To do this, you can get started with by trying to blow, yourself or with some powerful equipment, such as a bicycle pump or ideally the tire inflator at your gas station.
How to fix wipers that no longer work
If nothing can be done, try to get yourself a thin, durable object, such as a paper clip, that will enable you to gain access to the interior without losing a piece. We advise that you also use a mixture of vinegar and hot water to optimize your results.
Repeat the test, if it still doesn’t work, maybe it’s obstructed at a deeper place, at the connection pipe. This is the link between the pump and the nozzle in your Ford Kuga.
To reach it, you will have to open your cover:
You should identify the two hoses specific to each nozzle. Try to tidy them and of course make sure they are properly connected. Use the same cleaning procedures explained above. When they are cleaned, you should be capable to circulate water through them without any problems. Then plug them back in properly, and repeat the test on your Ford Kuga. If it still doesn’t work, you now understand that it doesn’t come from the sprinklers or the pipes.
From there, you should consequently check the pump. It is the one who starts the product launch.
You will find it near the cleaning fluid reservoir under your Ford Kuga’s hood.
First test to see if it works, when you turn on the washer, you are meant to hear a noise when the pump is activated. In the absence of noise, this denotes that it does not work. It will then have to be replaced.
It is a very simple thing to do . First, remove the two screws that enable it to be fixed on your Ford Kuga.
Then, you must identify two power wires. They are mainly black and red. They have to be disconnected, but be careful, they must be reconnected in the right direction afterwards, or you could create a short circuit on your Ford Kuga. A little tip to bear in mind: the red wire is a symbol of the + terminal. For example, place a piece of red tape on it to be certain you can find it. Do the same with the black tape on the bollard – . Thanks to this, you definately will reconnect the wire of the right color without any difficulty later on.
Once completed, you can remove the old pump and insert the new pump on your Ford Kuga. Reconnect the cables properly using the tip, then just screw the two retaining screws back on.
Now run a test again.
Everything should be back to normal by now.
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