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Windshield Washer Nozzles... just suck! Need new ones!

This has to be brought up before but I searched and couldn't find anything, so, who else hates the windshield washer nozzles we have on our cars?

The two jets on each nozzle never seem to spray the entire windshield and I always get streaks of dirty sports after I wash the windshield. I hate it. My old F-150 had a nice 'fan' spray that would get the entire windshield.

Has anyone found a better replacement for the lousy stock windshield washer nozzles?

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Good topic that I agree 100% with. Mine send out two thick streams each that have to be re-applied several times to get any kind of coverage.

Now, it would be kinda fun if I could aim them sideways and blast people on the side of the car...

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Good topic that I agree 100% with. Mine send out two thick streams each that have to be re-applied several times to get any kind of coverage.

Now, it would be kinda fun if I could aim them sideways and blast people on the side of the car...
Well in theory you could lol. All you need is a pin and you can adjust the nozzle. Anyway, i agree that the washer nozzles are lacking, and of course this has been covered before, its just buried somewhere.
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Yeah, they just don't spray high enough up when you're not moving fast. I hardly ever use mine, however, because the passenger side nozzle seeps washer fluid for an hour or so after you use it leaving a nice blue streak down the hood of my car. I don't use them unless I absolutely have to.

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Now, it would be kinda fun if I could aim them sideways and blast people on the side of the car...
My friend actually did this with a rental he had when his car was at the dealer for a recall. He took off the hose and ran it to the fender/door seam in the cowl. He drove around spraying other cars and/or people he knew... hilarious.

I never liked the washer nozzles on the hood anyway. My buick's nozzles clip to the wiper arms. I've seen that some cars have them mounted in the cowl as well. Its a much cleaner look without them on the hood, IMO.

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Use Murano nozzles.

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i agree the washer nozzles suck. the right side sprays the roof of my car sometimes, and if its not doing that. the hose will pop off now a then.



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Mine sprays too far onto the side of the car and I get nasty crap all over my car after i use them.
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the nozzles on the altim suk! i think my old accord had better ones... everytime i use them i have some drops all over the driver window--

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I was thinking about getting the nozzles from a murano but I never got around to it... anybody else try?


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I was thinking about getting the nozzles from a murano but I never got around to it... anybody else try?
A secretary at work has a Murano. I looked at her washer nozzles today and they look like the 'fan' spray kind. However, they don't mount on the hood. They mount just under the edge of it on the cowl and look square. I don't think they would fit where our stock ones are.

On to the next test vehicle... maybe a Maxima or a new Altima? I'm gonna check out out work trucks tomorrow (Chevy/GM's) they have the nozzles mounted on the wiper arms and work the best I have seen yet. Maye this could be adapted to our windshield wiper arms. If anybody has any other ideas, throw them in here! I'm determined to replace these lousy nozzles!!!

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^^+1. Like I said, my Buick Roadmaster has them mounted to the wiper arms. They basically have a clip on them so they clip to the arm. The only issue I've ever had with them is when I had winter blades, the driver's blade blocked the nozzle somehow. Also, they tend to freeze up in really cold weather, and with them mounted to the arm, engine heat will not unfreeze them. Sometimes they are frozen for days when its really cold out.

They do clean the windshield very well, though. Since they move with the wipers, you can get washer fluid to hit the entire windshield.

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My neighbor has a Kia van with the red LED nozzles. He thinks they are the best thing invented since toasted bread.

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My neighbor has a Kia van with the red LED nozzles. He thinks they are the best thing invented since toasted bread.
I was gonna suggest those as a quick replacement. You don't have to wire up the LEDs.

I posted a thread about this summer time when mine were all clogged. I ended up shooting compressed air into the lines to help blow out any crap. I also used a small pin to scrape any wax or crap out from the nozzles. Worked mostly. One nozzle only shoots a fine spray but it's the passenger side. The other shoots out like a garden hose and it soaks cars driving beind me on the highway.

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Subscribed for the solution, because the hood sprayers really do suck a$$.

Until then, I will keep my reservoir filled with Tequila. The sprayer hose has been rerouted through the firewall to the center cubby in the dash where I keep my shot glasses, lemon slices and salt shaker.

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^^+1. Like I said, my Buick Roadmaster has them mounted to the wiper arms. They basically have a clip on them so they clip to the arm. The only issue I've ever had with them is when I had winter blades, the driver's blade blocked the nozzle somehow. Also, they tend to freeze up in really cold weather, and with them mounted to the arm, engine heat will not unfreeze them. Sometimes they are frozen for days when its really cold out.

They do clean the windshield very well, though. Since they move with the wipers, you can get washer fluid to hit the entire windshield.
Never thought about them freezing. Our trucks are kept in a heated garage so I have never had a problem with them freezing. I'm hopefully moving to Florida (just waiting on a job to come through) so with a little luck I'll never have to worry about frozen nozzles again!!!

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