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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-26-2004, 07:37 AM Thread Starter
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Hey everyone,

I'm not sure why, but my driver's side windshield washer nozzle is shooting over the roof of the car. I have tried jamming a toothpick in there to aim them (worked on my neon) and I can't get it to change direction.

Does anyone know how to do this?

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Hey everyone,

I'm not sure why, but my driver's side windshield washer nozzle is shooting over the roof of the car. I have tried jamming a toothpick in there to aim them (worked on my neon) and I can't get it to change direction.

Does anyone know how to do this?

Thanks!
what speed are you going? i've heard that some people need to be going 35mph or higher for it to hit the windshield


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My nozzles suck like that, too. They both shower the whole roof with washer fluid. I've tried toothpicks, pushpins, thin wire, all kinds of stuff... nothing seems to help. I'm thinking about installing a resistor in-line on the washer pump hot lead to reduce the pressure.

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seriously, people, think about it...the faster you go, the more pressure you're going to need to get it to get all over the windshield, because of your horizontal velocity. have you tried using the ....wait, you just said driver's side only...

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I have the same problem.... I have to be driving about 35mph to get the fluid to hit the windshield.

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I just went out and picked up a pack of Street Glow LED Windshield washer nozzles.... they are really easy to set up.... they just use a pin to adjust em and (in my opinion) have a better fluid output than the stock ones...picked em up from advance auto for like $15.... I didnt hook up the LEDs YET (mostly because I am not 100% sure of how I want to do it .. thinking of hooking em up to either the low beams or the day running headlights....
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I like aiming the right nozzle at the guy walking his dog in my yard, and the left nozzle at the jerk tailgating me.

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I just went out and picked up a pack of Street Glow LED Windshield washer nozzles.... they are really easy to set up.... they just use a pin to adjust em and (in my opinion) have a better fluid output than the stock ones...picked em up from advance auto for like $15.... I didnt hook up the LEDs YET (mostly because I am not 100% sure of how I want to do it .. thinking of hooking em up to either the low beams or the day running headlights....
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I had dirt obstructing my passenger side jet on the old 99, it was a bitch to clean out. It made it come out all cockeyed and slow. Maybe it's plugged?

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