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Question 2005 Taurus slow washer fluid stream on driver's side (again)

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My wife's washer fluid nozzles are acting up again in that the passenger side nozzle shoots fine but the driver's side nozzle shoots much lower and doesn't quite reach the windshield.

Last time the tube under the hood was physically torn so most of the fluid was not making it to the driver's side (farther) nozzle. With the tube replaced and everything looking fine, it's happening again (after a few months or so) in which the driver's side nozzle shoots very low.

Any ideas what might be the problem this time? Nothing looks visible obstructed. There is plenty of fluid. Is the washer fluid motor getting weak with age or something?

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If there's no damage to the line then more than likely there's an obstruction in the line or nozzle. If the lines all check out. you can try disconnecting it and blowing it back through the nozzle with compressed air or just replace it. They are inexpensive
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Thanks - I was hoping it would most likely be some sort of blockage and not something wrong with the motor. How do I take off the line from the passenger's side end and from the nozzle on the driver's side? I tried pulling and twisting (but not too hard, didn't want to break anything) but they wouldn't budge.

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- Something to fix those trunk hinges
- Moonroof (later down the line)
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twist it first, once it's loose then pull (not pull and twist)
you need to remove it from the bracket that secures it near the strut mount (passenger side) for easy access. sorry no pics, did it several times when I was swapping hood.


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Folks,


I have this problem on a 2002 wagon. The passenger side feed line was rotted so I replaced it with a slightly large clear tube. I'd like to check the driver side connections but I'm not sure how to get the insulation pad off. I see there are about 6 large plastic caps holding it in place. Do these just pry off?


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Yes, it's best to remove the with a molding removal tool, but they will just pry off as well.


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