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Questions tagged [windshield-washer]

A device for cleaning the external glass of a vehicle by spraying jets of water.

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Vauxhall Astra Rear Jet Washer

I have a 5 door Vauxhall Astra [Club Twinport] (07 plate). The rear jet washer is blocked some how. The front jets work nicely (although one was initially blocked but the fine needle tip worked well) ...
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Wiper fluid only squirts out for a second - Hyundai Accent 2006

I ran out of wiper fluid a little while ago and refilled the reservoir. Ever since then when I try to use it the fluid will spray out at full strength for maybe a second at the most and then just ...
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Summer windshield washer in winter

I made a stupid mistake this week, I put some summer windshield washer (Temperature > 0°C) in the my car. It's currently -14°C outside so you can guess the fluid is completely frozen. I don't have ...
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Windshield washer fluid won't spray anymore

I have 2003 BMW 325i. The windshield washer won't spray anymore. I checked the windshield washer tank no clogs, checked hoses, the only thing is I don't know how to check is pump if it has one. Can ...
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how to follow and test the electrical diagram

Hi I am working on a Peugeot 307 2001 petrol and my washer are not working I just need some help in understanding the electrical wiring diagram I have the manual. This is the first time I have uses ...
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Windshield fluid in coolant reservoir by accident

Accidentally, I put about 1/4 gallon of windshield fluid into the coolant tank. Then I drove it for about 5 kilometers, with the outside temperature of -3F/-19C. The windshield fluid light was still ...
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How to disable rear window washing system on 2004 Ford Focus Turnier?

The pipe to the rear window washing system of my 2004 Ford Focus Turnier broke at the bend of the trunk door. Until I realised this, a decent amount of washing fluid went into the roof cladding. The ...
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How long does windshield washer fluid last in bottles unopened?

So I got a bottle of windshield washer fluid almost two years ago and forgot it in the basement. I found it recently and I am wondering if it is still good to use. There is nothing said about ...
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Can washer fluid catch fire if accidentally spilled on a hot engine?

The user's manual of my car contains the following warning: Do not add washer fluid when the hybrid system is hot or operating as washer fluid contains alcohol and may catch fire if spilled on the ...
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Windscreen washer thing

There is a hole in the part that holds my water for washing my windscreen on my 2003 Subaru Outback and I wanted to know is it expensive to fix this and can you do it yourself if you get a secondhand ...
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Can I patch a hole in washer fluid tank?

The windshield washer fluid tank on my Toyota Corolla has a C-shaped crack in the bottom. I removed the tank and drained it. Is there a reliable way to patch/fix this without having to buy a new tank? ...
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Does Rain-ex damage wipers?

I've had a set of Bosch flexible wiper blades on my car for a little over a year now, and they've always worked great. Recently, I washed my car, wiped down the blades, and applied Rain-ex to the ...
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2006 Mazda 3 blown fuse 53 washer fluid pump, how to find short?

My washer fluid pump fuse 53 keeps blowing when I turn the ignition key. I bought a live wire checker and can operate it as per instructions. Can someone help point me in the right direction with ...
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Rain-x, windscreen washer fluid, and freezing temperatures

Products such as rain-x are supposed to give the windscreen a hydrophobic treatment, so that rain beads off better. Are these compatible with washer fluid additives? I'm planning to drive to the ...
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Is it harmful to run out of washer fluid?

Today, when having a notification about low washer fluid level, I thought of my previous car that didn't have washer fluid sensor. I ran several times completely out of washer fluid. Yet in this ...
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Windshield wiper fluid in a temperate climate

I've moved to the west coast from the east coast and am now living in a place where it'll never snow again. PHEW! I was getting sick of the snowmageddons. But with the weather so nice, I wonder what ...
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Washer pump not engaging for front wipers (possible inverter problem)

The front washer jets in my Peugeot 206 (year 2000) have stopped working recently - the rear one is still working fine. The vehicle is using a single twin-outlet pump to control back and front ...
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Citroen C4 screen wash pump location

Where might that be located on a c4 2005 (Petrol). I can't seam to locate it, nothing specific in the handbook and nothing on the Interwebs. Any help appreciated!
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Where is the fuse for the front windshield washer pump on a '09 Chevy Traverse?

On my '09 Chevy Traverse, the windshield washer pump stopped working on both the front and back. I first checked for fuses. There was one in the fuse block under the hood, that one looked good. I ...
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How do you adjust a windshield sprayer?

One of the sprayers on my car misses the windshield completely. How can I adjust it to point in the right direction? My car is a 2002 Subaru Legacy GT, but I've run into this problem with many cars.
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How come both windshield washer jets are very weak?

Both of my 2002 Infiniti Q45 washer jets are spraying with very low pressure. The manual states that the jets have a check valve built into them, so I doubt they both got clogged at the same time. ...
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06 Explorer rear windshield washer fluid not pumping

I have an 06 Ford Explorer which isn't pumping windshield washer fluid to the rear windshield. The fluid does pump to the front windshield, and also the rear windshield's wipers do wipe when ...
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How to replace a washer-fluid pump on 2008 Equinox

Looking for directions on replacing the washer-fluid pump on a 2008 Chevy Equinox. I've found that the fuse works both the pump and the wipers, and the wipers still work. Seeing as I do not hear the ...
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How would you repair a clogged windshield wiper sprayer? [duplicate]

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 ...
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How can you unfreeze frozen windshield fluid?

The windshield fluid stops coming out of the nozzle in cold weather, leading me to suspect the fluid is freezing somewhere. I checked the tank and its full (and liquid). Also, liquid starts coming ...
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Will putting de-icer spray in the washer bottle remove ice from my windscreen?

I have no screenwash, and my water in the washer bottle keeps freezing up, and I can't get to the shops for a few days. It says nothing about the ingredients, but it says it has "Bitrex" for ...
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Frozen windshield wiper fluid on road trip

We are driving in a winter storm and our old wiper fluid is frozen. We picked up some de-icer fluid from a gas station but it has not yet unfrozen the fluid. Any suggestions for an on the road fix? ...
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Windshield scratch prevention

I have a 2011 car and I have noticed that the windshield has notable scratches. There is no indoor air heater, so I have to manually remove the frost from the windshield when starting on a cold ...
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How to unblock washer jets?

My washer jets are blocked up on the driver's side. I cannot get any water on this side to wash the windscreen. Is there anything I can use to unblock them? EDIT: It seems the blockage is in the ...
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No windscreen washer fluid coming through (VW Passat 1997)

When I pull back the stalk to squirt washer fluid onto the windscreen, 1997 Passat, the wipers move but no fluid comes out. There's not even the sound of anything trying to come out. Does this mean ...
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Windshield washer fluid for sticky bugs

Driving at night and in rural areas I pickup a lot of BIG sticky bugs on the windshield. Even with new wipers on the vehicle I often cannot wash/wipe the bugs off sufficiently while going down the ...
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What are these windshield washer parts called, and what should I replace?

My windshield washer doesn't work very well, there is almost no pressure when the fluid comes out. As you can see in the photo below, there is a section of clear tube which I added a while back due to ...
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Will wiper motor get damaged if windshield wiper fluid got frozen?

Can the wiper motor be damaged when windshield fluid got frozen? Van is 2013, windshield fluid was frozen in car for only 2 days. I don't think this can damage wiper motor at all.
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How do I mix up my own windshield washing liquid for low temperatures?

I've tried all kinds of commercial sub-zero windshield liquids but am so far satisfied with none, because of the following reasons: They all seem to freeze below about -5C. Or at least become thick ...
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Leakage after using the back window windscreen washer

I have a Audi A3 Quattro where each time I use the windscreen washer just for the back window the back passenger seats become wet. There must be a leakage. I know I have to get this problem fixed - ...
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Front Windshield Sprayer Problem - 2005 Mazda 3

Driving home the other day, my front windshield washer sprayers stopped working. At first, just the passenger side nozzle sprayed, which led me to believe it was just ice on the other one. However, ...
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Windshield washer fluid reservoir leaking at pump plug. Quick Fix?

I filled the reservoir and noticed a drip. I took it out, emptied it, and found the source of the leak. The plug that goes in at the bottom of the reservoir was leaking (see picture). Besides buying a ...
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Broken washer hose junction and clip hardware

I'm working on a 1998 Ford Contour. The hose from the washer pump comes up on the back corner of the engine bay on the passenger side and runs across the hood toward the drivers side. The nozzle on ...
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Blocked windshield washer jet 96 Suburban K2500

The passenger side washer jet on my 96 GMC Suburban K2500 got something in it, and I can't figure out how to clear it. The tubing is buried somewhere inside the firewall and I can't find the end to ...
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How should I go about replacing a windshield washer fluid line

I have just recently found a rather large hole in my windshield washer supply line. So I'm trying to figure out how I am going to repair this. Could I get new tubing and just re-run it? Is this an ...