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Old 12-16-2010, 11:54 AM
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Frozen windshield washer nozzles?

Past couple days it's been between 3 and 10 degrees. The nozzles keep freezing up. Even after driving for an hour and trying over and over, last night I could not get any fluid to come out. I have straight washer fluid in there that says it good to -20, nothing diluted. Anyone have a solution to this issue? Thanks.
 
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Old 12-16-2010, 12:06 PM
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Ok, just checked the washer fluid, even though it's not diluted and says it's good to -20, there's some slush in there so I'm guessing it's clogging the lines. Is there something super concentrated I can add to help this issue?
 
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Old 12-16-2010, 12:15 PM
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Take a look at the last 2 items on this page. I use the Deicer fluid in the winter. Can't say I have ever had a freeze problem. The second Item might be what you are looking for.

http://www.prestone.com/products/car...elect_region=1
 
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Old 12-16-2010, 12:43 PM
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Buy fluid good for -40 if you can in your area.
 
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Old 12-16-2010, 07:02 PM
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You sure someone didn't slip some +32 fluid in there when you were down south?
 
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Old 12-16-2010, 08:07 PM
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this is exactly why i run the rainx de icer all year around. good to -40 and i dont have to worry about the summer stuff freezing up my lines.
 
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Old 12-16-2010, 09:50 PM
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I had that problem to, must have been running summer washer fluid. I siphoned out all the blue stuff and put in the orange colored Rain X deicer now all I need is to let it get cold tonight, which is will.
 
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been down this road before, drain it all out and get the rain-x deicer and bug remover like said above
 
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Old 12-16-2010, 10:22 PM
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You sure someone didn't slip some +32 fluid in there when you were down south?
Gotta be. My truck completely skipped out on winter last year living in Florida. It was about half full, I found some stuff that goes down to -35. Put half of that in and all is good now. Though, it was a little warmer today, anyway. 20 something verses about 3 last night.

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Old 12-16-2010, 10:34 PM
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You sure someone didn't slip some +32 fluid in there when you were down south?

Even here in KY they sell not so cold friendly washer fluid year round, I think the previous owner or whomever added it last time put some fluid that is good down to 32 not below.
 
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:12 PM
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i had the same problem here... has been negative every night so far this week.

i got some deicer... poured some on the nozzles and the rest into the wiper fluid and its all good now.

must have been from Sears when they changed my oil / topped off my fluids a while back.
 
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:24 PM
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I guess I just wasn't thinking. I figured all the blue stuff was good enough. I've owned the truck since new and have never had this issue before.
 
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it typically is. but this has been unusually frigid
 
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Old 12-17-2010, 01:25 AM
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California does not even permit the sale of anything but +32 fluid except in certain counties.
 
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Old 01-27-2019, 10:45 PM
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I am glad you have never suffered through frozen nozzles but since I am not a regular denison of the frozen northern wastelands I am not about to throw perfectly good washer fluid out because of an emergency trip. The fluid that was in the tank was rated to around -30F but that does not cut the mustard when it is -15 to -20 and you are traveling about 60mph. Add a little rain in KC the night before and they will freeze up. I will build my heated nozzles and maybe I will construct a few kits and sell them instead of just share the plans.
P.S. I opened my tailgate on Friday morning at a shown -27 F, approx. -50F with the wind chill,and the latches froze in the open position.
 

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