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    Hi fellow members, I am facing a small but irritative problem in my civic. It is 2008 model. Last week i tried to spray some windshield washer but only the left side seem to be spraying water, right side was only barely spraying any. I got home and checked the water level and the bottle seemed to be almost empty so i filled in some more water... Now after filling when i sprayed it again, to my surprise the left and right both stopped working, i mean they are throwing out water but barely any pressure. there is no way i could get into the pipes that connect it to the washer its too compact and i dont knw what to do. I tryed blowing into the bottle to create some pressure but no response. Any suggestions would help..

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    take one pin, and try to insert it in the hole of washer !!
    I saw one electrician doing this job with charade..
    Might be working
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    I have fought with this issue many times! The issue is that when we mix surf or shampoo in the water, its particles get stuck in the nozzle and block it. The nozzles of my Civic were blocked and I tried every pin to open it but I couldn't. Then I had to take it to the mechanic.

    The procedure looks scary but this is the proper way out. The mechanic will remove the plastic thingy on which the nozzles are attached. Don't worry; it is attached by 3 or 4 clips. Then he will de-attach the pipe from the nozzles and will remove the nozzles. Now he will have to try every method to clean the nozzle from inside, whether it be tapping on hard surface or blowing air in it from his mouth or anything else... In my case, the mechanic used a plier to hold the nozzle and tapped it on the table. What came out of the nozzle was literally some rubber like material that was causing the blockage... He blew air and tried other techniques to clean it further. Attached the pipe to them and checked the pressure. Everything was fine. Attached the nozzles back and everything was in perfect shape...

    The procedure looks disturbing but it will give you clean nozzles. After that, you'll have to take care of them and use them regularly whether it is raining or not so that you can avoid the blockage...
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    i never added any solution or anything in the water, it was just pure water, i tried blowing into the nozzles with my mouth but it didnt work, tried the pin thing also but no response at all. I guess ill have to take it to someone now as i use the washer quite frequenty just to keep the windshield clean. Another idea i was getting but i knw its stupid,, ill lay it out anyways, i was thinking of mixing a little amount of acid a.K.a tehzaab in the water. I wont try it but i just a thought of that, cuz i do the same thing with the muslim shower in the bathroom and it cleans the small holes like a charm.

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    Use a slimmest of the needle to poke them. Spray and see the results. Repeat if necessary.

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    I guess im on my own

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    even mine wasnt working on my 7th gen
    cleaned it with pins,even the pipes but still there was no pressure then had to get it fixed it from mechanic,now working fine

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    i also have same prblm in my 8th gen ...
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    aaa... u've got a very common problem dogar sb... but thats a small one... every car has gotthis cz we don't bother using this feature in our cars...

    it occurs cz hard water we use in our bottles gets evaporated leaving behind powdery salts which block those washer nozzles...

    its damn simple. just get a syringe, suck in some drain opener acid into it and pour it into the nozzles. leave for 10 min and then tap onto a table...

    and before u use ur system, drain some water from those black pipes which are fized onto the nozzles... white salts will come out...

    fix them back

    don't use them YET.

    pop the hood.

    find a straight and a T shaped joint in the rubber pipes. both joints are simply small plastics. remove those rubber pipes from them, throw out some water. salts will be stuck in those joints as well...

    and now, its better to replenish the whole water in the bottle....

    take a jug, dissolve some shampoo in the jug until it makes good foam and shampoo gets completely mixed...

    pour this into the washer bottle...

    and now top off with clean water. if possible, use boiled and then cooled water to minimize the amount of salts and hardness.

    ur system will become as good as new, inshAllah.

    NEVER pour shampoo directly into the washer bottle. it will clog ur nozzles again.

    Always prefer NOT to use simple water..

    shampoo removes hardness from water and also helps loosen dirt on the windshield.

    Moreover, the necessary lubrication for the wiper blades to slide onto the screen is also provided....

    i hope this helps...

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    if u need somepictures for help, do tell me.... I'll provide a DIY solution for you...
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    the washer system is too much embeded into the bay, really hard trying to get to the pipes, wish me luck, hopefully i dont break anything.

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    @ RollOnBigMama thank toy soo much for the detailed reply. It helps alot, ryte now the problem im facing is getting to the nozzles. They are in a plastic cover and i cant seem to get that removed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uzairdogar View Post
    @ RollOnBigMama thank toy soo much for the detailed reply. It helps alot, ryte now the problem im facing is getting to the nozzles. They are in a plastic cover and i cant seem to get that removed.
    no problem dear bro...! can u post a pic what actually is giving u a problem in opening... I can explain to you cz I have opened reborns washer system twice may be...

    my car is a bit away from me currently or i would snap some pics for you...
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    if u can understand here is bit of a procedure:

    u'll have to remove the wipers of the car...

    then, there are like 4 or 5 small clips under the hood.

    unclip them and simply give the whole black plastic cover a slight push towards the windscreen, it will pop out from the sides...

    u can find those two joints underneath that cover...

    two clips are on each side of the car, i.e just near the points where shock absorbers are fixed...
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    clean them up with pin or thin wire. It can take while. Its usually salts that are dried on to the nozzle because of sunlight.

    Always use atleast 25% glint or some other glass washer.

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    @Rollonbigmama .... no need for a pic u guessed exactly what problem i was facing, the plastic cover to get to the nozzles. Thanks again i will try it in a bit and let u knw mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fahadwizz View Post
    clean them up with pin or thin wire. It can take while. Its usually salts that are dried on to the nozzle because of sunlight.

    Always use atleast 25% glint or some other glass washer.
    good idea but its gonna be of no use at all. it only thins the water a bit, thats all.
    we actually need to soften the hard water we use. and for that, a mild detergent is necessary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RollOnBigMaMa View Post
    good idea but its gonna be of no use at all. it only thins the water a bit, thats all.
    we actually need to soften the hard water we use. and for that, a mild detergent is necessary.
    use water from filter
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    when polishing the car, the polish goes into thoose nozles, a simple needle should do the job cleaning them, Be sure not to try too hard ul change the possitions, then ul have to reposition them
    Get over the fact that Xli lacks power windows, Its an Xli because it lacks thoose features or else it would be a Gli or an Altis if had all the goodies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinyoti View Post
    when polishing the car, the polish goes into thoose nozles, a simple needle should do the job cleaning them, Be sure not to try too hard ul change the possitions, then ul have to reposition them
    true... but reborn's washer nozzles are on the black plastic phatta, which i think is not WAXED at least. the problem u mentioned occurs in previous gen corolla and 7th gen civic, when being waxed by a non detailer.

    a detailer or person with ample knowledge never uses that much wax which can get into the nozzles...
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