Focus washer motor - jerryduk
Does anyone know how to get to the washer motor on a 2001 Focus. It looks like it's in the wing and I tried to get the headlamp out to peer inside but it didn't want to come out easily.
Focus washer motor - trymybest
You have to strip out the ns wheelarch liner to get at the pump
Focus washer motor - John F
It's a devil! I did it last week 'cos washers reduced to a pathetic trickle.

Jack up, remove front wheel, remove all screws and a little bolt securing the floppy plastic inner wheel arch and remove it. Then you will see the washer bottle squashed in between the metal panels. Lying on your back, remove the two bolts securing bottle and it will then fall out from its recess. Only then can you prize out the pump and remove the gunk that has doubtless blocked the tiny little holes in the black rubber filter! [if you are smart, syphon out the water before you prize the pump out otherwise you'll get a soaking like I did.]

I have never, ever, come across a more maintenance unfriendly windscreen washer apparatus - but then I'm not in the motor business and no doubt others will know of cars where you have to perform major mechanical surgery to get at it!
Focus washer motor - markengland
John
I had a 2003 Vectra which was exactly the same. Every couple of months (I knew it was time when the pleasant aroma of stagnant water used to drift in through the air vents) I'd have to go through the same process of unbolting the wheel arch liner and removing the washer bottle to clean the rubber filter. Surely a design fault - I've never had to do that on any other car, old or new.
Focus washer motor - henry k
[if you are smart, syphon out the water before you prize the pump out otherwise you'll get
a soaking like I did.]

The 99 Focus has a washer bottle with a filler spout that goes through 90 degrees immediately under the cap so I would think syphoning would also be a challenge.
 

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