Help-Windshield washer fluid sprayer clogged - F150online Forums

2004 - 2008 F-150

Help-Windshield washer fluid sprayer clogged

Old 01-11-2010, 06:32 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 28
Help-Windshield washer fluid sprayer clogged

My windshield washer fluid sprayer is clogged by some sort of blockage. When I try to spray my windshield the pump engages, but the fluid simply sputters and drips a few drops from the end of the nozzle. I've heard some suggest using a can of compressed air to clear out the blockage. I've tried blasting air from the end of the nozzle (where the fluid comes out and sprays the window) towards the fluid reservoir, but it didn't clear the blockage.

Has anyone had this problem and used compressed air successfully? If so, how did you do it? If you used the air from some point in the engine compartment, where and how did you access it? Thanks in advance for any help.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2010, 06:52 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 28
Yeah, I've stuck a needle in the nozzle end. That end is not the problem, and it's clear there... and it's not ice, but thanks.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2010, 12:23 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Soldotna Alaska
Posts: 1,237
If you have a air compressor put air gun over nozzle and spray away, should back flush it into reservoir.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2010, 07:26 PM
Stealth's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Burleson, Texas
Posts: 17,123
Here's my $.02.

My daughter has an 07 kia optima. Her wiper nozzles were clogged. I did all the normal tricks without success. I ended up taking the reservoir off and noticed it had a layer of crud in the bottom. Apparently it had been run dry and whatever was on the bottom formed into some sort of film. When she filled it up it broke loose the film. It clogged the inlet of the pump. I removed the pump from the tank and cleaned them both and after a good cleaning everything works perfectly.

Last edited by Stealth; 01-13-2010 at 07:30 PM.
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Pre-1997 Models
10-01-2015 02:01 AM
Michael Roberts
V8 Engines
09-28-2015 08:46 AM
09-26-2015 03:56 PM
2009 - 2014 F-150
09-25-2015 09:53 PM
2009 - 2014 F-150
09-14-2015 03:46 PM

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:32 AM.