Fit new rear 'windscreen washer nozzle' on 2003 Accord
Old assy came off during car wash leaving its 'pipe' in plastic water tube. That tube then fell back into recess between roof & roof lining. When I remove a few lining 'clips' above rear screen I can just get hold of tube but a) I can't push it through its hole hence b) I can't remove broken pipe and hence c) I can't fit new pipe/nozzle assy. Can I 'pull the tube to extend it ('60mm would probably do) and/or can I release it temporarily from its attachment to the water reservoir (or from some other accesible place) ? I am afraid to lower the roof lining too much!!!
Any advice appreciated Thanks Mike Stockford
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Re: Fit new rear 'windscreen washer nozzle' on 2003...
IF YOU CAN HOLD HOSE FROM BACK SIDE WITH FINGER TIPS AS CLOSE TO EXIT HOLE POSSIBLE, I THEN USE WHAT LOOKS LIKE A DENTISTS METAL TOOTH PICK ONE WITH A SLIGHT HOOK ON END(CAN BE BOUGHT AT ALMOST ANY TOOL STORE FOR A COUPLE BUCKS) THEN WILL HOLDING HOSE FROM BACK I STICK HOOKED END OF PICK INTO SIDE OF HOSE WHICH ALLOWS YOU TO PULL BACK THROUGH HOLE. YOU THEN CAN USUALLY PULL AN INCH OR TWO OF SLACK IN HOSE ALLOWING YOU TO CUT BROKEN PLASTIC PIECE IN HOSE RT OUT AND INSTALLL NEW KNOZZLE
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It is apparent you used city tap water in the windshield wiper fluid reservoir. You not supposed to as the minerals that seal the pipes will cause the passageways inside the nozzles to clog up. They are three techniques to restore function: 1) use a long pin or sewing needle that will easily fit into the holes on the nozzle and push in to remove the minerals... exercise the windscreen cleaning pump to flush out the minerals and it may work for you. 2) remove the nozzles... this usually means removing the wiper arms and the grill panel under the windscreen to access them. Disconnect and soak them overnight in white vinegar. This will dissolve the moneral deposits. Flush with water thoroughly to ensure water will flow through them before reinstalling. 3) since you already have the access panel off, and the nozzles are still clogged, buy replacement nozzles and replace them. Don't use city tap water any more or it you do, add plenty of windscreen washer cleaner... it is treated to help prevent mineral build-up. (Do check the T connector for the nozzles to assure a line hasn't popped off first.) Replacement T connector and new wiper hose is available at most large chain auto parts stores.
Hello! The rear washer tubing runs from the reservoir up thru the front corner
support column, thru the roof and over to the door. The tubing run from
the reservoir to rear door washer jet differs between left and right
hand drive vehicles. On right hand vehicles the tubing run is on the
left hand side of the roof. On left hand drive vehicles, the right side.
Normally, there is always fluid present in the tubing, thus no priming
is necessary and it prevents any clogging... The rear
washer jet is is more than likely plugged... Guru...saailer
Its just plugged up, probably right at the nozzle it's a pretty tiny hole. To clear it out you need to find a small diameter wire that will fit inside the hole to clear the blockage. Something like a small gauge sewing needle or a straight pin. It can also get plugged up in the rubber tubing. Usually you can just blow through it with lung power. Just pull the tube off at the nozzle and run the washer this will tell you if it's the nozzle or the tubing.
If the pump runs then the nozzles are blocked. Use a pin or needle to clear the blockage from the nozzle.(Stick it in the little hole pointed at the windscreen.) Be careful not to break the pin off in the nozzle. See if you are able to pull the pipes off from the underside of the nozzles. Clear the nozzle using the pin. Then point the pipe into the underside of the nozzle and activate the washer in order to rinse the nozzle.
if i understand what you are saying correctly, the line leading to the nozzles in the hood broke, not the nozzles themselves. if the line broke in the middle somewhere, you can go to the auto parts store and buy a piece of rubber vacuum line, just slightly larger than the plastic line and use the rubber line as a splice. has to be a very tight fit or the rubber will leak or blow off when under pressure. if you have a set of measuring calipers, you can measure the plastic line, or just cut off a very small section and take it with you.
Not sure if you're sorted yet, it could be as simple as a tear in the pipe close to the reservoir. In my case (on an 01 520) the tube / pipe burst during freezing conditions. I filled the reservoir with screen wash and noticed suds dripping onto the drive. although this doesnt solve the problem, hope it helps you to fix it.
Put a cupful of something like cillit Bang in the reservoir, fill the
system up with a hose pipe and leave the hose running. Operate the
washers until the water runs clear. Turn the hose off and empty the
reservoir. Refill with the correct concentration of screen wash, job
done for about 10p!
Ir should just be a rubber hose. Just slide it back onto the fitting again. If the plastic tail has broken off the nozzle you will need to get another from Ford to replace it before hooking it back up.