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  • Blocked windshield fluid pipes?

    When I hit the windshield fluid lever, it's looks like it has prostate problems... it just sort of drips out. At first I thought it was some of the caked on wax on the little sprayers but they seem to be ok. Would it be air in the lines? Or a blockage or just need replacing?

  • #2
    The sprayer nozzles on the hood are famous for getting clogged.
    I doubt it a tube issue, more likely the pump or nozzles.
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    • #3
      Likely that wax got in th enozzle tips. You can try to scrub them with a tooth brush and some soapy water (trying to get the bristles down in the holes). I've had luck with that technique before.

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      • #4
        Taylor swapped his nozzles out for CR-V nozzles that I got him when I worked at Honda. Holy hell they worked a ton better.

        Originally posted by miata5620
        Eric's Garage ... You buy all the parts I tell you to and you will have a killer car... If you want other parts used your car will suck and it will cost you more...

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        • #5
          Ok time for some hot water and scrubbing!

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          • #6
            or just remove the system all together...
            1995 Triple Black Miata

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            • #7
              If you need to use the windshield washer fluid, then that's an indication that your car could use a wash! :) I couldn't tell you the last time I used it, in fact, not that I think about it, I'm pretty sure the tanks in both my cars are completely empty....

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              • #8
                Originally posted by MeFryRice View Post
                If you need to use the windshield washer fluid, then that's an indication that your car could use a wash! :)
                I don't think that's true. I can think of plenty of occasions that I've used mine, and I'm OCD about keeping my car clean. (Except right now of course. :( )

                Originally posted by miata5620
                Eric's Garage ... You buy all the parts I tell you to and you will have a killer car... If you want other parts used your car will suck and it will cost you more...

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                • #9
                  My car's pretty much always clean, just not right now!

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                  • #10
                    If hot soapy water gets you no joy stick a pin in the little holes in the sprayers to clear them

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                    • #11
                      I've never used the washer fluid either!
                      2012 Acura TSX Sportwagon
                      2001 NB track car that never gets driven

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                      • #12
                        I've used mine a lot..... they even get used on the interstate to ward off tailgaters....

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                        • #13
                          Well in that case, you have the nozzles aimed a tad higher so they squirt directly over the windshield.

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                          • #14
                            nah, 70mph winds will take care of that :)

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                            • #15
                              just take it off. it makes it look 100000000000x cleaner under the hood. when i did it to mine i just left the nozzles so i didnt have holes in the hood.
                              DIE WHITE GIRLS

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