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Old 03-02-2009, 11:14 AM   #1
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I am having an issue with the windshield washers on my 2000 SSEi.
There are two washer nozzles per wiper arm. Only one is working on the driver'* side and nothing on the passenger side. I pulled the hose off of the nipple at cowl on the passenger side to check for fluid and it was getting fluid at good pressure. The lines weren't frozen and the hoses/nozzles appear to be in good shape. Kinda strange....any ideas???
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Take a needle and run it through the nozzle discharge orfice from both sides if possible. It really does not take much to plug them up.
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Problem solved:
I just pulled both arms off and brought them into the house. I took them to the kitchen sink, got some water into the line, and used my soup-cooler to blow the water thru the lines. There was some resistance at first, but after a few tries (cut me some slack, I'm new at this) I managed to get the debris out of the lines. Good as new. Just don't ask me to perform the same manuever on anyone else'* car. I'm just not that kinda guy....
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The soup-cooler comes in handy for things like this. Just wait until you get a plugged up sun roof drain.....you'll be blowing until your blue in the face Glad you got it fixed.
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Thanks. I'm sure the visual was a real Kodak moment.
Glad the kids were out playing......whew.
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