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#1 buxtonmarauder

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 05:13 PM

Hello,

 

I promise I have looked on the web and this forum for an answer to this question but couldn't find a similar scenario, I'm hoping someone can help me - I figure this should be a simple replacement.

 

The corrugated pipe which carries the washer fluid to the rear wash/wipe on my C5 Tourer has snapped. It exits out of the bodywork under the tailgate in the top right hand corner of the car when looking at the tailgate from the back.

 

I have confirmed this by activating the wash/wipe with someone looking at the pipe and it delivers washer fluid..

  • Anyone seen this before ?
  • Is it a known fault ?
  • Where can I get my hands on a replacement pipe ?
  • Does a "how to fix" exists (with pics for idiots like me) ?

 

Thanks for any help :-)

 

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#2 Johndouglas

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 05:32 PM

I've never heard of these pipes breaking at the hinge before. The entire pipework for the rear wiper is in 5 sections. The last two sections have the part number 6439 J4 & 6439 J5. The sheath is 6439 J6. Just a week or so ago there was mention of a Tourer being broken. If you do a search you'll find it. I believe the vehicle was in Lithuania but they post to all parts of the world.
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Posted 27 October 2014 - 06:12 PM

The pipe on my tourer snapped and i have just bodged a section of rubber pipe over it as a temp fix until i get the time to pull the tailgate apart.
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Posted 20 January 2015 - 03:28 PM

My rear washer pipe -yes the one made of nasty brittle corrugated junk,has snapped just where it exits the tailgate edge -the question is how to remove the plastic exterior trim at the top of the tailgate which contains the 3rd brake light and washer nozzle?  Have removed the 2 obvious torx30 screws inside the gate but I suspect there are others hidden under interior trim.Anyone done this succesfully? Thanks.

Car is 09 2.0HDi Tourer exc


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#5 paul.h

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 07:11 PM

Have a look in this topic for how to take it apart http://www.citroen-o...working-tourer/



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Posted 29 January 2015 - 04:43 PM

Many thanks to paul.h for link to tailgate trim removal    http://www.citroen-o...working-tourer/  I needed to do this to mend snapped washer pipe ,also relevant for 3rd brake light access

Here's how I got on .Car is 09 C5 mk3/x7 Tourer 2.0hdi

Pulled interior top tailgate trim off by hand to avoid tool damage.usual cracking noises and shower of broken plastic trim clips-bit nearest glass has 8 push-in to hole clips,4 broke .Now 2 hidden Torx30 screws are revealed,remove these and the 2 normally visible ones which are a bit shorter.As link says protect paint with cloth, yank up the trim we are trying to remove from rear edge-there are 2 more push in to hole clips,these didnt break!I was able to now cut the corrugated rubbish pipe remnants from elbow ,and push on a bit of what for decades has been known as clear flexible washer pipe.Shame Cit didnt use some.

I have also shown how the 3rd brake light unclips and pushes out from the trim.

Other bit of old pipe accessed by pulling down headlining from edge at rubber tailgate seal ,theres a push into hole clip to lever out-look in with a torch,I then cut the old pipe off the joint ribs just inside the lining.It pulls thru' the grommet and the new pipe can be inserted and pushed onto the ribbed connector

All pushed ,banged and cracked back into placed-warning, all these bits never look quite as neatly fitted again

Link to Photobucket I hope http://s796.photobuc...l?sort=3&page=1

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 07:09 PM

Hi. I have experienced this also, first the led brake light and now the washer pipe! Manged to bodge with a piece of rubber pipe, which is only just working! Once again shitroen living up to their name. I now have a passenger rear door that will not stay open! To say this is worst car I've ever owned is an understatement!!
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Posted 25 June 2015 - 12:18 PM

Hello Nevcco,

 

Can you tell me how you pushed back the rubber tailgate seal to its place? My one does not want to go back completely.

https://drive.google...Vms&usp=sharing

 

Thank you!

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#9 paul.h

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 01:22 PM

Welcome to the forum.

 

Does it look as if part of the back of the seal is broken off - if so a new one is only about £5, Citroen part no. 6439J6 (check using your VIN), called a wiring sheath. If not, often rubber grommets are easier to push into place if a bit of washing up liquid is put on them



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Posted 25 June 2015 - 01:28 PM

Thanks, I'm going to check both options!

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#11 drpacmanhu

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 08:41 AM

Hello,

 

I soaked it in soapy water and went back its place smoothly. Took a picture : https://drive.google...VlpwOGFiSlVFRUk

 

Thanks again!

pacman

Welcome to the forum.

 

Does it look as if part of the back of the seal is broken off - if so a new one is only about £5, Citroen part no. 6439J6 (check using your VIN), called a wiring sheath. If not, often rubber grommets are easier to push into place if a bit of washing up liquid is put on them


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Posted 12 July 2015 - 12:11 PM

I'm now having the same problem. I tried to repair the split with an expandable rubber sleeve and some tie-wraps and it appeared to work. However, I noticed that there was still quite a bit of water running down the internal gutter and onto the ground. When I checked again, not only has the pipe severed, but there are loads of tiny hole in the recesses of the remaining part :( .

Like drpacmanhu, I removed the rubber grommet, but managed to get mine back in by removing the plastic clip and then installing the grommet into that first. I notice that he has managed using soapy water, but may be easier if done outside of the car by removing the plastic clip first since it does not look very strong?

I notice what you have done with the small plastic C clip as well, just in front of your new pipe. Did you remove the one which was behind the grommet and put it in from of the grommet to prevent the new pipe moving through the grommet? I do not have one there unless it has fallen off.

Great pictures by the way Nevvco.


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Posted 13 January 2016 - 08:38 PM

Had this problem too. As a temporary fix, which has worked for the last year, I used the heat activated shrink tube which is used as electrical insulation. 

 

I found the stuff which has adhesive was better because although the tubing takes to the "ripples" of the pipe it can still slip off. Also ensure that the general path of the pipe is retained so that the pipe at each end of the "fix" does not flex too much 


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#14 paul.h

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Posted 14 January 2016 - 02:07 AM

Welcome to the forum.

 

What did you use to heat the shrink tubing ?



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Posted 01 October 2016 - 05:53 PM

Thanks for this; it helped me. I had a slightly different problem; some monkey had crimped the washer pipe against the edge of the light unit; anyway I wrote up http://wmconnolley.b...ear-washer.html for my own satisfaction and in case it would help anyone else.


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#16 paul.h

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Posted 02 October 2016 - 01:07 AM

Welcome to the forum and thankyou for the link to your write up.



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Posted 04 October 2016 - 04:52 PM

(I'm so glad I didn't buy that lovely looking X7 but stuck to my 11 year old Facelift!)


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