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Does your windshield washer fluid freeze up on the coldest days of winter?

Even the windshield washer fluid that is meant for winter use can freeze up. Just add 16 ounces of isopropyl alcohol, with the winter windshield washer fluid, to the windshield washer reservoir. Do this before you have a problem with a freeze up. It will not help you at all after it has frozen.

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mixed windshield washer fluid with red radiator anti-freeze will this harm?


It can do harm to seals (the alcohol in washer solvent) I'd flush cooling system and refill w/ new anti freeze.

Mar 02, 2011 | 2006 Chevrolet Impala

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windshield washer duct constantly plugs or freezes over in inclimanent weather


spend another 30 cents per gallon and get the winterized version of the washer fluid. it is mainly water and it will freeze at 32 degrees. couple gallons should get you through the worst winter.

Jan 09, 2011 | 2006 Honda CR-V

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windshield washers not pumping water to windshield


The most common problem I find in this season, is having summer 32 deg. F freezing windshield wiper fluid in the tank rather than -20 deg. F freezing windshield wiper fluid.

Try to warm up the car by parking it in a heated garage until the windshield wiper fluid thaws. Then, try to use it all up, and add the 'winter' vs. the 'summer' formula of windshield wiper fluid.

If this does not solve the problem, the pump might be burnt out, in my experience.

You should hear a humming sound as you depress the button for windshield wiper fluid inside of the car.

Good luck on this repair.

Jan 01, 2011 | 1999 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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what kind of windshield fluid?


PEAK makes an excellent windshield washer rated to -20ºF. Check AutoZone or Walmart.

Dec 30, 2009 | Pyle Single Led Windshield Washer Light...

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windshield fluid frozen how do i unfreeze the windshield fluid


Well you can pour hot water in the resivor, and when it melts, make sure you use it, till it runs dry...And then make sure you put the proper windshield washer fluid in the resivor...Do not add any water...because your typical fluid will not freeze...but when you add water, it will freeze...

Dec 12, 2009 | 1999 Oldsmobile 88

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