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Old 01-27-2004, 09:04 PM   #1
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my right squirter has been pretty solidly clogged for the past couple months. Pulled the bugger out and dunked him in hot water several times, tried blowing the obstruction out, put it in the microwave for a few seconds just in case it was wax clogging it - to no avail. Anyone have any suggestions? A new one from the dealership is way too expensive for such a small part. Thanks.


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Old 01-27-2004, 09:45 PM   #2
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Go to the dealer and take a car on a test drive....get well out of sight and swap yours for one you know works

....or go to the boneyard and get a couple to try....
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Old 01-27-2004, 10:20 PM   #3
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It's probably the check ball in the line going to it. It happened to me about a month after I got my car back in 2002. Pull the hose apart and clean out the check ball. put it back together and it should work fine.

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Old 01-28-2004, 11:00 PM   #4
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hey, thanks. I'll give that a try and see how that goes. (The check ball, not the dealer - as tempting as it sounds.)
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Old 01-28-2004, 11:45 PM   #5
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Sometimes if they're clogged up you can get a tiny needle and clean out the nozzles.
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Old 01-29-2004, 04:57 AM   #6
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hey, thanks. I'll give that a try and see how that goes. (The check ball, not the dealer - as tempting as it sounds.)

Awww...not the dealer...???!?!!!??......
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Old 02-04-2004, 03:02 PM   #7
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esteve, brilliant idea with the needle, except now the squirter works too well! the thing now shoots clear over my car! looks like I have to go clog it back up a bit, haha =)

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Old 02-04-2004, 03:47 PM   #8
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esteve, brilliant idea with the needle, except now the squirter works too well! the thing now shoots clear over my car! looks like I have to go clog it back up a bit, haha =)

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exactly.

the needle trick works but...
destroys the bit of the washer nozzle that aims the fluid.

You're talking about a $15 part here
why dont you just replace it?

(just did mine on my RS)

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Old 02-04-2004, 06:11 PM   #9
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aww subie gal, shoulda posted earlier.

its ok. just goin for the cheap fix where it seemed possible. Ban me the day I say something like "I broke my right front control arm today, Ive tried duct tape and 2x4s, but to no avail. any suggestions?"

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Old 02-04-2004, 07:16 PM   #10
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aww subie gal, shoulda posted earlier.

its ok. just goin for the cheap fix where it seemed possible. Ban me the day I say something like "I broke my right front control arm today, Ive tried duct tape and 2x4s, but to no avail. any suggestions?"

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use packing tape, duct tape isn't that good when it's hot out
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Old 02-04-2004, 10:16 PM   #11
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esteve, brilliant idea with the needle, except now the squirter works too well! the thing now shoots clear over my car! looks like I have to go clog it back up a bit, haha =)

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Sorry!
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Old 02-04-2004, 11:41 PM   #12
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nah, its okay. not your fault. actually it works quite well provided I dont hold down the button too long.

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Old 02-05-2004, 05:23 PM   #13
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use packing tape, duct tape isn't that good when it's hot out
packing tape. I'll have to remember that for next time.
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....go for a test drive.......
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Old 02-06-2004, 02:17 AM   #15
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hey scotty, im low on gas. mind if I take your car to the corner store to go pick up some beer and slim jims?
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.....Uuuuummmmm....my car's out of gas AND boost fluid....you'll have to take.....a test drive at the dealer.....
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Old 02-06-2004, 12:47 PM   #17
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haha, boost fluid.
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'Cmon, pork....be a sport and jack one!!!....take vids and post 'em up......

'Cmon....lesse da vids
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Old 02-09-2004, 12:23 AM   #19
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you'd make a great cop scotty. actually, for some reason my right squirter works quite well now, probably just took a day to sort itself out. I suppose I *could* go jack some just for sport.
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