Windshield washer nozzle blockage

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    Default Windshield washer nozzle blockage

    My passenger side windshield washer nozzle/sprayer has some blockage that makes it very anemic compared to the driver's side.

    Anybody know some sort of solution I can use to clean it out? Any ideas? The hoses appear to be fine...

    -rockstate

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    Default Re: Windshield washer nozzle blockage

    Compressed air...
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    Default Re: Windshield washer nozzle blockage

    Quote Originally Posted by MaylonTRD View Post
    Compressed air...
    Canned air might work too...
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    Default Re: Windshield washer nozzle blockage

    or a turkey injector needle/syringe full of rubbing alcohol squirted through it....also, u can just put some rubbing alcohol in the resevoir to help prevent that issue later.
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    what barney said sounds reasonable
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    what barney said sounds reasonable



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    Default Re: Windshield washer nozzle blockage

    Quote Originally Posted by MaylonTRD View Post
    Compressed air...
    That will work BUT disconnect the hose from the pump before you do it!
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    Default Re: Windshield washer nozzle blockage

    on old volvos, this was a recurring problem. The easiest way we found to clean them out was to get some picture hanging wire, unravel all the strands and then twist two or three strands together and clean it out that way.

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    Default Re: Windshield washer nozzle blockage

    The blockage most likely is at the nozzle opening probably due to waxing the car and leaving wax residue in that little pocket for too long. Just dab it with a qtip of dish washer / water mixture. if its a thicker blockage pick at it a bit with a toothpick and once you have an opening go ahead and clean it again with the QTip. Use another Qtip once clean to massage the seals again with a tiny bit of trim lubricant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom P View Post
    "with a tiny bit of trim lubricant."
    LOL @ Tom telling Rock to use "trim lubricant", points to Tom!!
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    Default Re: Windshield washer nozzle blockage

    I'm talking about some 303 Lubricant for rubber trim. You're either a very sick man or I'm very out of the loop.

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    LOL A little of both I guess. If you do a search on Rock's posts you will soon get the meaning, just a little OT humor here in the real world forums!!
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    Default Re: Windshield washer nozzle blockage

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom P View Post
    The blockage most likely is at the nozzle opening probably due to waxing the car and leaving wax residue in that little pocket for too long. Just dab it with a qtip of dish washer / water mixture. if its a thicker blockage pick at it a bit with a toothpick and once you have an opening go ahead and clean it again with the QTip. Use another Qtip once clean to massage the seals again with a tiny bit of trim lubricant.
    He referred to Rockstates truck and wax in the same sentence. Lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepnuts311 View Post
    He referred to Rockstates truck and wax in the same sentence. Lol.
    HAHA I didn't catch that one!!
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    Default Re: Windshield washer nozzle blockage

    Pull out the check valve and test it....it may be partially clogged.
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    Guys, checked it today for about an hour.

    Undid the hose from the check valve and put some soapy water down there. It dribbled out. I tried cleaning it from the other side too. Nothing.

    Hell, I tried compressed air thinking that'd free up the blockage.. Nope.

    Either way, I need to figure out how to get it off.... that way I can soak it OR buy a new one.. for $15 from sparks (or 21 at the dealership).

    Anybody know how to get it off?

    -rockstate

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    Oh yeah, and does anybody know the degree that I need? There are 3 of them, and apparently it's marked on there...

    I think it's either -2, +2, or 0.

    -rockstate

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