I have a 2000 Honda Accord. When I trigger the windshield wiper fluid onto the front windshield, the right sprayer works fine but the left one seems clogged and it sprays very minimally. Because of this, I cannot clean my windshield fully and it usually streaks. Is there any way to repair this?


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High Pressure Air

I would disconnect the hose from that sprayer from the motor that gives it the pressure to spray.

I would go where there is high pressure air. In my case that would be my shop.

I would have an air gun with a rubber tip.

I would take that air gun with a rubber tip and push it tightly against the sprayer nozzle and use the high pressure air to blow the offending particle backwards through it's windshield wiper fluid delivery hose.

Re-attach hose to wiper fluid delivery pump and spray away.

Here's a photo of the air pressure blow gun with a rubber tip.

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    If that does not work, replace the nozzle, they are cheap at Honda.
    – Moab
    Commented Apr 27, 2016 at 0:50

I've managed to repair these jets (and re-align them) by using a dress pin pushed down the nozzle. Typically either dirt or polish (depending on how you maintain your car) accumulates at the exit point of the nozzle and a pin is enough to clear it.

  • If the blockage at the nozzle and you've got a Bowles Fluidic nozzle, the push pin method won't work. You will want to use compressed air. Not sure if Honda uses those but most Detroit based cars certainly do.
    – zipzit
    Commented Apr 27, 2016 at 19:05
  • 2000 Honda Accord just uses "normal" jet type nozzles. Commented Apr 28, 2016 at 8:39

Many manufacturers will recommend insertion of a pin to unclog a windshield sprayer.

It doesn't always work but is definitely worth trying before buying.

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