Don't worry about it working for the MOT, it is not part of the test. Mine hasn't worked for the last couple of years and it's passed MOT.
The teeth on the plastic gear has gone on mine and trying to find a replacement motor for the single lift up rear door has proved difficult.
Smile it's already happened!
21-10-2014, 10:26 PM
(This post was last modified: 21-10-2014, 10:31 PM by SeeRed.)
If this is a motor with the washer feed coming up the drive shaft and then to a nozzle fixed to the wipe arm, it is the most stupid Bosch design ever. Water gets into the motor when an internal O ring seal leaks and corrodes the internals in a spectacular fashion - I have some pictures but never got around to putting them on my website of failures! Little use getting one of these motors from a scrapyard - they all go the same way. I actually managed to make one good one out of two but it was a 2 hour job. The water feed to the washer nozzle must be redirected somehow so NOT to pass up the driveshaft of the unit, a separate nozzle can be fitted , as used on my Xsara Picasso, or omitted altogether. If you are lucky enough to have a motor of this type that still works, disconnect the water feed asap and you might still have it working in future years. Like I said, the most stupid design I have seen in a long time. It is a 52 plate MPV by the way, single lift up rear door. Luckily I don't own it. It is the subject of my other thread about BSI electrical gremlins.
Nice robust engine. french electrics and a wiper motor made by Bosch who ought to know better.