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Old 12-22-2005, 10:06 AM   #1
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Has anyone done this?

My OEM plastic washer lines were cracking and broken, spilling washer fluid all over until I slipped some vaccum tube over the worst spots. However, they are so brittle that it is only a matter of time before they crack some more and start to leak up in the plenum.

I'm looking for a "how to" or at least some advice on how to tackle this little problem. I've never removed the plenum before.
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When you say plenum.. you are speaking of the black plastic meshed off area below the wipers correct?
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When you say plenum.. you are speaking of the black plastic meshed off area below the wipers correct?
Correct. Wrong terminology??

How easy or hard is it to get that off to work in there? A visual gives me the impression that I could mess something up if not done right.
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W/o looking at it, I think the wipers are pulled off, then the plastic comes out. You are in and have reasonable access.
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Hmmm...

If I have the extra time this weekend, while I'm doing the gutted airbox install, after the tinting, I'll see if it is really that easy. If so, I'll report back here with my results (maybe pics too) Tuesday.

Now I just have to see what tubing material will fit in the space up there. If the vacuum tubing will fit, I'm going with that, 'cause the plastic crap in there now sure isn't filling the bill (so to speak, lol).
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I will be doing this soon too possibily...my washers dont work, not sure if there is frozen sh*t in the line or if it is cracked or w/e.
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Well, if I get to it this weekend, I'll be sure to let you in on any problems, tricks, or items of concern.
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Lash..when I've gone to the parts store, I have seen small vacuum looking line that is made for washers. It should be about the same size as the broken plastic stuff.
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Thanks for the heads up. I was going to do a search at the local parts store myself to find the best tubing that I think will hold up for another few years w/o trouble.

CC: Open your hood and watch the washer line area while someone else works the switch. That'* how I discovered what was really happening with mine. It was pouring all over the ground.
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