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Old 10-29-2018, 12:59 PM
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winshield waterpump motors

today no water to the front or the rear

i checked the fuses but nothing

do you think that both motors went dead just like that or should i look

somewhere else????

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Old 10-29-2018, 06:14 PM
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A VDO pump, which is OEM is about US $16.
I do not know the price in Greece, probably 30 Euros...
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Get a cheap test light one lead to one side on 2 pin connector other lead to other side. Get in car and activate washer, if the light glows your pump is no good
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Both Front & Rear Pumps failed at approx. the same time on my '06 pre-lci e83.

So, sort of surprisingly, yes, it is possible both pumps could be out.

Easy & Cheap fix if its the pumps. Lots of aftermarket pumps at your local auto parts store. I got one pump from a local auto parts store, and the other pump I removed from my old e46 that I still had at the time (donated since).
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As I mentioned above, use only VDO washer pump, it is factory and it lasts some 100K.
Aftermarket pump is hit-or-miss.

At 100K, I recommend that you replace ONLY the front pump (rear is not critical). Then save the old (but still functional) washer pump in the trunk just in case.

The X3 washer pump is very very easy to replace.

PS: The reason I recommend replacing the Front pump is that: my 1998 528i washer pump went out during a bad weather/storm/debris...it was very dangerous to drive without a washer pump!!! Better be safe than sorry. A VDO pump is only $16.

Another option is buy a new VDO pump and keep it in the trunk. Very easy swap (except that you lose some juice when doing this in the middle of nowhere).
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