Windshield squirters

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  1. Tony714

    Tony714 Junior Member

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    Hey Prius Peeps,

    I bought an ‘08 recently and noticed the windshield squirters squirt in a very tight pattern. Is there a way to adjust them? Every other car I had allowed for adjustments.

    And the stream is very weak. What can I do to fix that?
     
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    Remove them or more difficult leave them in place and clean 'em out... A needle has worked for me before... If that doesn't work we can talk other options.
     
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    There is a diagram of the correct pattern in this thread:

    Normal windshield washer nozzle pattern? | PriusChat

    Toyota sells a special tool to adjust the nozzle direction. I made do with two stout pins (fairly long ones which my wife used in quilting) clamped between the jaws of a pair of needle noise pliers. This was one of those adjust, overshoot, adjust the other way, overshoot again sorts of scenarios. The little nozzles stick in a given position and then jump once they break free, so it is hard to get the angle just right.

    As for the weak stream (he says, barely avoiding using a prostate joke) if a fine pin does not do the trick remove the washer heads and soak them in vinegar. Or once they are off the car attach a tube to them and push vinegar through with a pump, if you have a syringe that will work.
     
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    Thank heavens you did. My last dose of apophasis was over a month ago.
     
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    Thanks everyone for the replies. I was Traveling for a bit for work so excuse the late response.
     
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