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Hi there, I have a 92 Sable Wagon.

Whenever I need the windshield cleaned at 70 mph, the spray does not go high enough on the windshield to clean it properly. I need to drop down to 55 mph for the spray to cover the windshield properly enough to clean it.

How is the fluid delivered to the windshield on the gen3/4's ? Does it have sprayers on the wiper arms? Does anyone know if the sprayers on the wiper arm system can be installed on a 92?

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The Gen III have the little snake eye things on the hood. They do no better then the Gen II versions at high speeds. I will take a guess that the Gen IVs also have the sprayers on the hood.


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Yep on the Gen 4. And I tried installing some of those LED light/sprayers and that wasn't going to happen. They worked great until you closed the hood. Then the tubing would get crimped under the hood and it wouldn't spray. Stupid sprayer things...

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I got a set of them sitting around here waiting for me to figure out how to hose them...


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Thanks for the replies. I might just go to a wrecker and look at some other models of cars and see if I can retrofit the sprayers on the wiper arms to the Sable.


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FYI, 99 and up Grand AM's have the sprayers on the arms. Those should be easy to find in the boneyard.


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Yes, the rubber tubing for my washer lines broke, so I cut it off and used high-strength clear irrigation hose, and duct-taped it. Works much better now. Usually it won't spray high because there is low line pressure because the lines develop leaks because the hood closing causes the rubber to be bent and the heat of the engine bay wear down the rubber.

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I was wondering why the spray was dribbling out of the driver's side sprayer, so I looked under the hood and found the supply hose all cracked and leaking. Went awful fast, too; it was fine in November! Why the passenger side sprayer still works fine is a mystery though...

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IIRC the late 90's cavi's have the sprayer on the wiper arm too.

I must have the lemon as far as sprayers are concerned... mine sufficiently gets fluid on my roof and rear windshield... <_<


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Originally posted by SHO 2NV@Jan 21 2005, 04:53 PM
FYI, 99 and up Grand AM's have the sprayers on the arms. Those should be easy to find in the boneyard.
Make that 96+ Grand Ams, I used to love those sprayers. They would freak out my passangers all the time.

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