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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-17-2004, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
 
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Any ideas for fixing clogged washer nozzles?

...aside from replacement, of course. [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]

I can get a piece of wire in each end, but there is still the middle leg that I can't get to. The top is too narrow/restrictive to put a curve on the end of the wire to get it to make the turn.

I thought about drilling up through the bottom and then trying to re-seal it, but I'm not sure what I could re-seal it with.

Thanks for any advice...
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Re: Any ideas for fixing clogged washer nozzles?

I have always used "welding tip cleaners" They have a bunch of different sizes in them and the small ones are flexable.
And they are rough like a file. They never let me down.
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Re: Any ideas for fixing clogged washer nozzles?

HA!! Figured it out...

Used a can of compressed air (like for cleaning computers). Stuck it in the nozzle end...

[pfff]
[pff]
PAP!!... look down and there's a new clod of dirt/leaf residue/bug on my sweatshirt.

Now the sound is more like
PFFFFFF
PFFFFFF

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DD - excellent idea! It prolly would have taken me all day to find where I packed that stuff after the last move, but I'll keep that in mind.

Thx,
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Re: Any ideas for fixing clogged washer nozzles?

Often it's just calcium deposits.
Vinegar - yellow cider has the highest acid content I think, even makes you window glass nice, shower doors etc.
Or the cleaner that is sold for misters.
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Re: Any ideas for fixing clogged washer nozzles?

</font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
Often it's just calcium deposits.

[/ QUOTE ]1. A little soak in CLR,
2. Or like product will clear it up...
3. I've made nozzles before, outta 1/4" copper tubing,
4. And a little RTV and a couple of nuts and a drilled stud,
5. However this spring one of my projects,
6. Is to remove the cowl windshield washer nozzle,
7. And install wiper mounted nozzles.
8. Ya gotta like Pick'n Pull junk yards.
9. I'm toying with the idea,
10. Of mounting an extra cleaner bottle and pump,
11. And installing squirter's on the headlights,
11. From an Mitsubishi Montero.
12. I like light!
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Re: Any ideas for fixing clogged washer nozzles?

Okay, continuing with the wiper/washer day from heck theme... the intermittent setting for my wipers has never had the rheostat-type adjustment ability that it is supposed to since I got it 3 years ago. No big deal. It's a friggin' Jeep, right?!? Intermittent wipers? Bah!

Anyway, recently (and in the same day) the wipers quit coming on at all in the intermittent setting, then I lost fast speed ability. Now, I can't get them to come on at all.

I had some similar problems with the headlights in my Honda last summer and was able to fix it by simply taking the switch at the base of the stalk apart, cleaning up the contacts, and putting back together. So, I got the bright idea that I was facing a similar problem with the Jeep.

The problem is that I can't figure out how to get the switch body (where the contacts are) out of the column housing. I have the column housing off the column, but still attached by all the wires (no molex plug or any obviously convenient way to disconnect - should this go under the "things you want to slap a jeep engineer for"? [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]).

But as near as I can tell from my fading flashlight, that switch is not designed to come out of there easily if at all. [img]images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]

Will spraying anything into the switch body help clean up the corrosion I suspect is in there? Any other options?

Thanks,
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Re: Any ideas for fixing clogged washer nozzles?

Wouldn't it be easier to get some new ones...you could get some with the really cool little lights on it...

"If you ain't got no bling, you ain't got a thing, dooowaahhhp, dooowaahhhp, dooowaahhhp."

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They'd match my curb feelers! [img]images/graemlins/thud.gif[/img]

And please tell me you didn't "sing" that in Frank's voice.
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compressed air, brilliant. I pulled mine out and blew them out backwards manually. Mine was mold...
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