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  1. Sorry to hear that hope it didn't injure you too badly. If only Toyota made the jacking point closer to the ground!
  2. Thanks for the suggestions guys. I didn't have any big concrete slabs laying around so that wasn't an option. I did however use the hockey puck idea buly cutting slots into bits of wood. I ended up jacking one side up and putting on the spare wheel then jacking the other side up and just leaving it on the jack
  3. Yeah I've been using a hydraulic jack but the jacking point is too high
  4. Hi guys, after buying my mk1 Yaris a month and a half ago I've done a few things to it and done a write up about changing the windscreen washer pump. I've also detailed the car so if anyone is interested I could also do a write up on that. My question is how do you guys jack up the rear of the car to get axle stands under it to take off the wheels? I did the front fine but the jacking point on the rear is too high off the ground to be able to lift the car with it being on the underside of the bumper.
  5. Link for the pump I used, originally shown to me by eygo 👍
  6. First you need to diagnose the problem. I'm going to assume that the wipers are still working and the only faulty thing is that liquid is not coming out of the nozzles. Get a friend to stand outside the car while you turn on the front then rear washer pumps and get them to listen for a noise (whirring of a motor). Of a noise can be heard then it is most likely a blocked nozzle or pipe. If there is no noise then the pump most likely needs replacing. Toyota parts can run you upwards of £45 so I went with one off eBay for £10. If I remember I will update with how it's held up after a month or so of usage. As a precaution try sticking a needle down the nozzle and dislodging any debris before the next steps are taken as that does not require taking anything apart. Getting to the pump to troubleshoot: • jack up the front offside (drivers side) of the car and replace jack with an axle stand then take your wheel off • there are a combination of clips and bolts holding the wheel arch liner in place. You only need to take the front and middle clips out, not the back ones as you are only folding this back. To take out the clips you need to get a screwdriver between the inner of the two rings and pop that partly out then pop the router ring out and the clip should come out. To get a bolt out just treat it like you would any other bolt. • once the clips and bolts are out, fold back the liner behind the brake rotor and you should have access to the pump (only one pump which controls both front and rear nozzles) • unplug the electrical plug at the top by simply pushing in the little button. Take the pipes off each side • pry the pump out with a screw driver and be ready for the washer liquid to come out • take out the black rubber seal and give it a good clean • reverse this process being careful not to push the rubber seal into the reservoir and you have the option to put some electrical grease on the electrical connections Clearing a blocked nozzle • open the bonnet and put the stand up then use a screwdriver to pop out each of the black clips on the underside of the bonnet. They take a lot of force and unfortunately one of mine broke getting it out. I can not think of another way to do this • take out the foam pad and pull the hoses off the nozzles. I found getting my fingernail behind the hose and pulling it back worked well • use some pliers to compress the clips on the nozzle and then pop it out the top of the bonnet • soak the nozzles in vinegar and give then a good swirl then let them soak for a few hours • dry the nozzles and spray some pressurized air through them both ways with an air compressor or canned compressed air • you can either put the system back together or and test or skip straight to next step but it involves getting to pump which is a more work • get to pump like explained above then spray some pressurized air through the tubes when they are not connected to the nozzle and feel for the air coming out the other end Assemble it all back together remembering to put the hoses and foam behind the hooks at the bottom of the bonnet and you should be sorted. Below is a video on further diagnostic and pictures I took along the way
  7. Just to clarify, where would I post my write up?
  8. I was planning on doing a write up after I'd finished but forgot to take pics along the way. Thanks I'll do that now while I'm waiting for the part to come!
  9. I just went out and checked it. The rear washer pump is making a noise when I turn it on but no liquid coming out (screen washer is topped up) but the front one does not make a noise when I turn it on. My prediction is there are two separate pumps and the rear one is clogged like you said above and the front one needs replacing. My dad is currently working on the drive but it will be clear by tommorow so I will take oit the wheel and wheel arch and see what the problem is then update you! Thanks
  10. Thank you very much eygo. I will remove the wheel arch to see if it is one pump or two separate ones then choose the appropriate link out of the two you gave me. Do you know of anyone who has had success with eBay washer pumps or is it a stab in the dark?
  11. And if I wanted to reply on this subforum I'd do what I've done in this post? As for the problems you asked about the main one is the windscreen washer pump not working. I'm gonna trouble shoot it today based on some YouTube videos etc but would you perhaps know the best way to get to the pump because it seems to be buried in the offside wheel arch? I've also seen that a few people on here bought a universal washer pump off eBay for £10 instead of the Toyota one for £50+ but I can't find anyone who has reported on the outcome of doing so
  12. Thanks for all the nice messages guys. It's really reassuring knowing there is an active community behind my new car. I can't figure out how to reply to everyone individually ATM so I'll just have to thank you all in this one message lol
  13. Hello, I Just bought a used Toyota Yaris as my first car and I'm really excited to the fun I'll have in it. I had a really low budget and took a lot of joy in researching a topic I had now knowledge about by myself and came to the conclusion I wanted a reliable yet slightly sportier (well as sporty as you can get insured on at 17!) And went with a 2000 1.3 Yaris sr. I paid £600 for it with a new clutch fitted included. It has a few problems but I can't take my test for 3 months thanks to the virus so I'm really excited to work on it and learn a new skill or two!