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Windscreen Washer Jets Spray Issue

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Hi guys,

I have a slight issue where my washers are only spraying inwards and not outwards aswell like they normally do.

I thought it might have been the T connector that splits the windscreen wash fluid between the two jets, so I replaced that but I still have this issue.

Could the jets themselves be damaged? or do I just need to clean them out somehow?

Any help appreciated.

Thanks,

Kansai

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I normally clean the jets out with a small pin as they sometimes get blocked.

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If these are the moulded plastic do-dahs then use a very small child's paintbrush that has stiff nylon bristles and try and give it a good twirl around. Get the bristles into the opening. You can also apply a bathroom cleaner to the brush to dissolve limescale. You may need several attempts to get it back to as new.

Intermittently poor spray pattern has been the single biggest issue I have had with my Auris but the fix is really simple once you know.  

 

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Thanks for the help guys.

I tried white vinegar and used an iPhone sim pin which eventually broke, but nothing seems to have worked.

Last resort is to buy 2x of the oem washer jets from Toyota (85381-28220) for £17.44 each! 

 

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You do have to be very determined with your attempts to clear them. The first time this happened I used a can of 'air duster' from Poundland. If you invert the can it works as freezer spray (they are just butane I believe). Its not easy pressing the straw against the opening but eventually it cleared, but now I find the nylon brushes work every time although not always first time. Jab the bristles into the hole and keep twizzing them around, again and again and again. Have someone sit in the car and operate the washers if needed (mind the wipers).

I don't think there is anything in the nozzle that can break, they are like a 3D plastic printed part.

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Those jets are ceramic, and very difficult to clear as they don't work like an old traditional washer jet. These new type jets fire considerably more water at the screen with a lot more power, probably best to replace them. Going forward always ensure you use a quality screen wash which helps to keep the jet clean, dont use the likes of washing up liquid which clog up (Yes plenty of people still do this) 

Kingo :thumbsup: 

 

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Thanks Kingo. I've based all my comments on the Auris jets which look similar-ish to these. Whatever is fitted though, I would be extremely reluctant to part with £35 for a new set unless I was absolutely certain there was no hope of resurrecting the old ones. Fwiw, the picture in post #1 looks exactly like the weird kind of spray pattern the Auris jets degenerate into. Lots of water shooting a few inches up the screen.

Try the compressed air trick.

 

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Yes you can sometimes get away with the compressed air trick, but usually have to replace them in the end, like the Auris, you can get them in -1 degree, 0 degree and plus 1 degree aim 

Kingo :thumbsup:

 

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Good evening gents,

Thanks for the advice so far, I've tried with a small nylon brush but with no luck.

I have the Auris aswell with the washers hidden beneath the bonnet, and although they both look very similar, the opening where the fluid comes out from is slightly different.

 

Anyway, off to the dealers to order a new set. :<

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Good luck with the replacements (and I would hang on to the old ones to).  

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