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Old 11-30-2001, 01:29 AM
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All Wet Washers!

I had to replace the nozzles on my Windshield Washers today and the parts were astonishing!

At any rate it went back together smoothly but the problem now is the spray goes over the roof and little lands on the windshield!
Guess the motor and sump are OK!

I'll be darned if I can find a way to adjust or target the spray? Any suggestions from anyone who has experienced this problem?

Seems like a dumb question but it won't be when it starts blowin and snowin!
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Old 11-30-2001, 02:23 AM
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You aim the washer nozzles by inserting a pin of some type (can't remember if a paperclip will fit) into the spray nozzles and then use the pin to aim the nozzles. In your case, it sounds like you'd insert the pin, then bend the nozzles down slightly. Test, then re-adjust.

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Old 11-30-2001, 02:26 AM
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The actual nozzle is in a spring loaded socket type thing. You stick a fine pin in the nozzle hole and sort of "click" or "ratchet" it in the direction you want it to shoot. It takes a little trial and error to get it to hit the target, but it usually stays put, due to the spring loading, once you get it aimed.


EDIT: Don, you beat me!
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Old 11-30-2001, 12:43 PM
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Thanks guys!

I'll give it a shot tonight! I tried that with some wire but it must not have been strong enough!

I'll try a sewing needle!
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Follow up: Guess I was just on at the right time (which is darn near all the time I'm near a computer.... ) Anyway, here's something that worked well for me. My washer motors had been bad for about a year, and when I finally replaced them, the spray nozzles were corroded over, and spray was weak and off-aim. To both clean them and adjust them, I used a kit made by Wyco, available at any welding supply shop or the like. The kit comes with many (20 or more) various thickness ribbed pins that are used for cleaning oxy-acetylene welding tips. The work GREAT for washer nozzles for cleaning and aiming. Now, my nozzles are like water cannons!!!!!

jbaj007: BTW, how does one become a "senior member?" Also, how proficient are you with electrical problems. I have two and am baffled. I am a mech engineer, engines are my thing, but "juice" confuses me to death!!

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ddrake3- your 100th post makes you a "senior member"


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