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Old 25 Oct 2013, 07:40 am
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I've replaced weak and broken windshield washer nozzles 5 times in 2 years .... anyone else find theirs crumble ? ( obviously sensitive to temp ) and up here they're $35 !
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Old 25 Oct 2013, 08:06 am
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Chemicals probably play a part as well. Freezing of course will bust them. But you are probably on top of that.
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Old 25 Oct 2013, 09:04 am
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Every once in a while I'll notice a trickle of wiper fluid running down the hood even though I hadn't used the washers. Is this a symptom of a bad nozzle?
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Old 25 Oct 2013, 09:16 am
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I see some on eBay for $15 with free shipping. I'm not sure how that works for a Canadian buyer, though. I just had an eBay item ship to a buyer in Australia and the package had to be shipped first to eBay's new international shipping hub for them to forward it to the buyer and charge him a ridiculously high cost.
IE: A $29.99 item @ a $36 shipping fee.

Anyway, I have seen some posts reporting failed washer nozzles before but yours is the worst case that I recall. I agree with Busted's comments so maybe you could try making your own mix of distilled water and alcohol.
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Old 25 Oct 2013, 09:41 am
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I spend the extra on rainX fluid with all it's magic powers.. Interesting if it doesn't chew through the plastic... The dealer parts counter guy shrugs .......
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Old 25 Oct 2013, 03:46 pm
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Since you don't have the direct sun and heat problem that we do in the lower States, my guess is fluid in the nozzles/hoses is freezing.
I would use a "de-icing" washer fluid most of the year if I were you.
I've had 3 Cruisers, over 7 years now, and have only replaced one individual nozzle.
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Old 25 Oct 2013, 06:45 pm
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The nozzles on daughter's and son-in-law's '03 GTs both disintegrated. The plastic crumbled where hose plugs in. I replaced with replacement LED nozzles and didn't hook up the LEDs.
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Old 25 Oct 2013, 08:13 pm
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Every once in a while I'll notice a trickle of wiper fluid running down the hood even though I hadn't used the washers. Is this a symptom of a bad nozzle?
I had this happen, too, on my '06 Touring Edition. The service advisor at my local dealership said it was due to a clogged nozzle. They were doing some other work on my car and I had them replace both nozzles and it stopped the problem.


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Old 25 Oct 2013, 09:26 pm
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No doubt a clog maybe.. but 5 now ? ... New theory ..... I peeled away some of the hood insulation the first time, probably over exposed now .. appreciate the input
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Old 26 Oct 2013, 12:29 pm
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I had this happen, too, on my '06 Touring Edition. The service advisor at my local dealership said it was due to a clogged nozzle. They were doing some other work on my car and I had them replace both nozzles and it stopped the problem.

I did a "stupid" last week.

Soooooo....I just took the reservoir out and cleaned it well.
Can't hurt to do that periodically.
You never know what will "accidentally" get into your washer restoring.
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