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Need help, SOOO BIG's rear squirter stopped working.

 
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Old 30 Jun 2020, 07:40 am
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Default Need help, SOOO BIG's rear squirter stopped working.

SOOO BIG's a 2005 PT Cruiser. The original equipment rear hatch window squirter stopped working. This has never posed a problem before. Because of a one arm restriction during my Ulnar nerve surgery recovery I haven't driven much or used this function in well over a month.
I need help troubleshooting it. This is what I've tried;
The rear wiper/washer switch works at both stages, activating the rear washer and I can hear it activating the rear pump. So apparently the switch is OK.
Earlier I topped off the reservoir, as always, with the correct Discount Auto washer fluid but it took less than half a pint. So fluid is OK.
The front squirters function correctly. So the front squirters work OK.

The first thing I thought to ask is could it be a blockage in the hose running to the rear? If so, how can it be cleared.
Any other suggestions? Thanks.

Rear hatch hose
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Rear hatch squirter
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First stage switch
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Second stage switch
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Front windshield squirt

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Old 01 Jul 2020, 04:44 pm
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Default Re: Need help, SOOO BIG's rear squirter stopped working.

Hmmm.... an old facecloth and some windex should do it!
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Default Re: Need help, SOOO BIG's rear squirter stopped working.

i usually stick a needle in the port hole to unclogg mine and the direction aim adjustment.
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Default Re: Need help, SOOO BIG's rear squirter stopped working.

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i usually stick a needle in the port hole to unclogg mine and the direction aim adjustment.


Thanks, I should've thought of that.
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Default Re: Need help, SOOO BIG's rear squirter stopped working.

Haven't had a rear wiper since 2005, never missed it.
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Default Re: Need help, SOOO BIG's rear squirter stopped working.

With upper hatch trim panel off I removed hose from nozzle.
No fluid flow when switch activated.
Blockage some where else.
Any other suggestions as to where it might be?
Please advise.
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Default Re: Need help, SOOO BIG's rear squirter stopped working.

Have you tried blowing air or water in the hose to see if your hose is leaking somewhere??
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Have you tried blowing air or water in the hose to see if your hose is leaking somewhere??
Thanks. These illustrations show the reservoir, pump and hoses under the cowl panels and the hoses in the rear. Somewhere there's a leak or blockage. The majority of the hose to the rear washer nozzle is imbedded and not visible. Conversely the front washers still work. If it is a blockage in the line and not a leak.
as a desperate attempt, could a good solvent like undiluted Awesome added to the washer fluid free a blockage?
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Later addition. Here's a photo of the reservoir. No apparent leaks under the cowl.
I've topped off the washer reservoir with some undiluted Awesome solvent.
Tried the rear washer squirter once again. No squirt yet but if that Awesome detergent works
I'm hoping it might break down a possible blockage in the hose to the rear nozzle..




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