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Old 09-18-2013, 10:57 AM
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Washer fluid only comes out of right side

So I've had a problem the past few times I've had washer fluid dispensed out. The right side is the only one that's spitting fluid onto the windshield. Looking to troubleshoot, but in the event nothing's hindering fluid movement through the tubes, what should I be testing? A motor? Relay? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 09-18-2013, 11:09 AM
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If one side works, it's not a motor problem, the nozzle is clogged.

Remove the hose and then stick a fine piece of wire into the nozzle from the outside. If you have compressed air, that can definitely help.

These get clogged with scale, algae, mud and what-have-you. When I got my 300D the washer nozzles were clogged with hardened New Mexico mud, which is to say, clay. I eventually got them cleaned out with a drill bit from the underside and had to use the wire and compressed air from the outside to force the blockage out.

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Old 09-18-2013, 12:15 PM
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Okay I will check that ASAP. Thanks for the insight!
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You can use a pin to poke into the nozzle from outside, after brushing off the area thoroughly to remove accumulated wax, dirt, grime, etc.

It's also possible the check valve isn't allowing the fluid to flow to the other nozzle. Follow the tubes/hoses from the windshield washer pump.
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