Clogged Washer Fluid Nozzle

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    Default Clogged Washer

    My passenger side doesn’t spray very well. Anyone have a tip on cleaning it out?

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    Some brands of windshield washer fluid do contribute to clogging.

    Blow it out with compressed air or find something fine and stiff to stuff into the nozzle.

    Buy a better brand of cleaner.


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    I used to dip mine into my wifes jewelery cleaner (liquid in a little bottle) and let it soak for a while. Allways works for me.

    BTW if you ever add water to your resevior make sure its distilled water, that will help keep them from getting clogged up.
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    Ran out all the fluid and filled up with some rain-x fluid that’s good to -20 I believe. Working better, but not perfect. I'll have to try your guy’s suggestions.

    Thanks for the response,

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    Unhappy Washer Fluid sprayers get clogged..Again!

    I've had to take my Washer Fluid Sprayers off 3 times now in a year and a half to unclog them. Anyone else have theirs get clogged as frequently? I'm real careful to not get wax stuck in there.

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    What are you using for washer fluid? If you're using water, or mixing water in that's really hard (i.e. high mineral content) you can have problems as the water dries and leaves the deposits behind. I haven't had any problems with mine...
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    Auto parts store bought washer fluid. Never put water in there.

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    Just a usefull hint:
    If you ever need to clean out the spray nozzles I have had excellent luck using my wifes "ultrasonic jewelry cleaner". (dont tell her)
    If you dont have access to one of those the regular jewelry cleaner works just as well, just takes a little longer to break down the clog.

    BTW I have had no problems with the Tundra nozzles but I think thats because I have learned from prior vehicles NOT to use regular tap water, only use distilled water and store bought windshield washer fluid.
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    You can get an acetylene torch tip cleaning kit (the drill type) for a reasonable price. They have drill bits down to the size of needles and work well to unclog those little holes.

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    Default Windshield Washer "Squirter" not working

    Does anyone have any idea how to take these little guys out and clean them? The passenger side one on my truck, the one that squirts low is working, but the one that squirts high is not...

    Any help would be appreciated!

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    I had the same thing happen. I unclogged it with a piece of thin wire.

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    I had the same thing happen, too. Mine is to the lower sprayer on the driver's side. I had it at the dealer for regular 45k maintenance and, of course, they told me I would have to order a new part, the nozzle that actually connects to the hood. Screw that, I'll find some thin wire and try to clean it out myself. They probably didn't even try to remove the clog or whatever...
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    Thin wire or you can use a straight pin. While you have the pin in the nozzle you can also re-aim them if needed!
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    Almost guarantee that it is wax in there clogging it. The pin works....and sometimes even a toothbrush will if you are delicate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HockeyFreak
    Thin wire or you can use a straight pin. While you have the pin in the nozzle you can also re-aim them if needed!
    Hmmmm. I didn't know you could re-aim them. I'll have to do that to my passenger side inner sprayer.


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