Windshield Washer - 2007 Santa Fe

Discussion in 'Hyundai Santa Fe' started by jim, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. jim

    jim Guest

    The windshield washer on my wife's 07 Santa Fe quit working.

    I checked the fluid and although it was down a little, I filled it up. No
    help.

    Read window fluid is just a short stream, not continuous, like with my 07
    Santa Fe.

    I think both are fed from the same resevoir, right?

    I hear the pump motor running when trying the washer but nothing.

    I'm 45 miles from nearest dealer so any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Jim
     
    jim, Jul 16, 2008
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  2. "jim" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > The windshield washer on my wife's 07 Santa Fe quit working.
    >
    > I checked the fluid and although it was down a little, I filled it up. No
    > help.
    >
    > Read window fluid is just a short stream, not continuous, like with my 07
    > Santa Fe.
    >
    > I think both are fed from the same resevoir, right?



    No, your wife's car has its own resevoir and your car has one of its own.



    >
    > I'm 45 miles from nearest dealer so any help would be appreciated.
    >
    > Thanks,


    So, you need a ride home? We have to know where you live in order to help
    like that.
     
    Edwin Pawlowski, Jul 17, 2008
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  3. jim

    hyundaitech Guest

    You'll need to check for a pinched/blocked/cut/fallen off hose. Have a
    assistant operate the washer while you check. If it's coming ou
    somewhere, that should be apparent very soon. If not, pop a hose off th
    nozzle and see if fluid comes out.

    I also saw a case or two where some gunk clogged the inlet screen in th
    pump.

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    hyundaitech, Jul 17, 2008
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  4. jim

    jim Guest

    Thanks HT, will do that tomorrow AM. There is no leakage that I saw, so
    will pop off a hose. Is it just a matter of popping it off really or is
    there something holding it on?

    Both washers fed from same container?

    Jim

    "hyundaitech" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > You'll need to check for a pinched/blocked/cut/fallen off hose. Have an
    > assistant operate the washer while you check. If it's coming out
    > somewhere, that should be apparent very soon. If not, pop a hose off the
    > nozzle and see if fluid comes out.
    >
    > I also saw a case or two where some gunk clogged the inlet screen in the
    > pump.
    >
    > --
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    > http://www.talkaboutautos.com/group/alt.autos.hyundai/
    > More information at http://www.talkaboutautos.com/faq.html
    >
    >
     
    jim, Jul 17, 2008
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  5. jim

    jim Guest

    That is so funny Edwin. I cannot imagine how you take time off from Leno's
    show to grace us with your humor.

    I mean I was ROTFLMAO.

    HAHAHAHA.

    Jim

    "Edwin Pawlowski" <> wrote in message
    news:Bexfk.33201$...
    >
    > "jim" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> The windshield washer on my wife's 07 Santa Fe quit working.
    >>
    >> I checked the fluid and although it was down a little, I filled it up.
    >> No help.
    >>
    >> Read window fluid is just a short stream, not continuous, like with my
    >> 07 Santa Fe.
    >>
    >> I think both are fed from the same resevoir, right?

    >
    >
    > No, your wife's car has its own resevoir and your car has one of its own.
    >
    >
    >
    >>
    >> I'm 45 miles from nearest dealer so any help would be appreciated.
    >>
    >> Thanks,

    >
    > So, you need a ride home? We have to know where you live in order to help
    > like that.
    >
     
    jim, Jul 17, 2008
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  6. jim

    jim Guest

    As I said in my other reply, there is no leakage.

    I looked at trying to get at the hoses to pop off but I cannot see any way
    to get to them. Everything seems to be sealed off prohibiting me from
    getting to the container holding the fluid. Can you help here?

    Thanks,

    Jim

    "hyundaitech" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > You'll need to check for a pinched/blocked/cut/fallen off hose. Have an
    > assistant operate the washer while you check. If it's coming out
    > somewhere, that should be apparent very soon. If not, pop a hose off the
    > nozzle and see if fluid comes out.
    >
    > I also saw a case or two where some gunk clogged the inlet screen in the
    > pump.
    >
    > --
    > Message posted using
    > http://www.talkaboutautos.com/group/alt.autos.hyundai/
    > More information at http://www.talkaboutautos.com/faq.html
    >
    >
     
    jim, Jul 17, 2008
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  7. jim

    hyundaitech Guest

    hyundaitech, Jul 18, 2008
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  8. jim

    jim Guest

    I've posted 3 pictures I took of the extension pipe area where the pipe goes
    down into the resevoir.

    http://s328.photobucket.com/albums/l343/jwhite18816/

    I'm unable to see anyway to get to the main resevoir.

    Thanks,

    Jim

    "hyundaitech" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I don't have one of these around to look at right now, but presuming the
    > nozzles are on top of the hood, you should be able to pop a hose off from
    > one of the nozzles from under the hood or the tee which divides the hose
    > into two sections, one going to each nozzle. The hose should just pull
    > off.
    >
    > --
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    >
    >
     
    jim, Jul 19, 2008
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  9. jim

    Larry Guest

    "jim" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    I've posted 3 pictures I took of the extension pipe area where the pipe goes
    down into the resevoir.

    http://s328.photobucket.com/albums/l343/jwhite18816/

    I'm unable to see anyway to get to the main resevoir.

    Thanks,

    Jim

    "hyundaitech" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I don't have one of these around to look at right now, but presuming the
    > nozzles are on top of the hood, you should be able to pop a hose off from
    > one of the nozzles from under the hood or the tee which divides the hose
    > into two sections, one going to each nozzle. The hose should just pull
    > off.
    >
    > --
    > Message posted using
    > http://www.talkaboutautos.com/group/alt.autos.hyundai/
    > More information at http://www.talkaboutautos.com/faq.html
    >
    >

    Hi Jim,

    I had a very similar problem that was caused by scummy pieces in the
    reservoir tank. Try this:

    Take off a hose under the hood where the washer connects to the tee to the
    hood nozzles, and blow back through the hose. If it is this scum that has
    covered the filter screen on the pump, it should work at this point as you
    will have blown it off. This is only a temporary fix as the scum will get
    back on the filter quite quickly.

    Use a siphon to siphon all the fluid out of the reservoir - you will likely
    see some of this scum I am referring to. I had to flush out the reservoir
    about 6 times with a garden hose on full pressure to get the scum off the
    walls of the reservoir. Siphon out the water each time until you see no more
    scum come out.

    Change your windshield washer soap to another brand. Some brands are prone
    to this apparently. I can't remember what the brand was that caused this
    problem on mine as I threw it out. I fought this problem for 6 months
    before I finally fixed it by doing this procedure and it's now about 8
    months later and no further problems.

    Larry
     
    Larry, Jul 19, 2008
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  10. jim

    jim Guest

    "Larry" <> wrote in message
    news:48812f05$0$30465$...
    >
    > "jim" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > I've posted 3 pictures I took of the extension pipe area where the pipe
    > goes
    > down into the resevoir.
    >
    > http://s328.photobucket.com/albums/l343/jwhite18816/
    >
    > I'm unable to see anyway to get to the main resevoir.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Jim
    >
    > "hyundaitech" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >>I don't have one of these around to look at right now, but presuming the
    >> nozzles are on top of the hood, you should be able to pop a hose off from
    >> one of the nozzles from under the hood or the tee which divides the hose
    >> into two sections, one going to each nozzle. The hose should just pull
    >> off.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Message posted using
    >> http://www.talkaboutautos.com/group/alt.autos.hyundai/
    >> More information at http://www.talkaboutautos.com/faq.html
    >>
    >>

    > Hi Jim,
    >
    > I had a very similar problem that was caused by scummy pieces in the
    > reservoir tank. Try this:
    >
    > Take off a hose under the hood where the washer connects to the tee to the
    > hood nozzles, and blow back through the hose. If it is this scum that has
    > covered the filter screen on the pump, it should work at this point as you
    > will have blown it off. This is only a temporary fix as the scum will get
    > back on the filter quite quickly.
    >
    > Use a siphon to siphon all the fluid out of the reservoir - you will
    > likely
    > see some of this scum I am referring to. I had to flush out the reservoir
    > about 6 times with a garden hose on full pressure to get the scum off the
    > walls of the reservoir. Siphon out the water each time until you see no
    > more
    > scum come out.
    >
    > Change your windshield washer soap to another brand. Some brands are
    > prone
    > to this apparently. I can't remember what the brand was that caused this
    > problem on mine as I threw it out. I fought this problem for 6 months
    > before I finally fixed it by doing this procedure and it's now about 8
    > months later and no further problems.
    >
    > Larry
    >
    >
    >

    Thanks for the info Larry. I have no idea what brand is being used. It is
    all taken care of when I/She gets the oil and filter changed. The last time
    at a Hyundai dealer in Ft. Myers Fl.

    I would love to take the hose off but the current problem I have is locating
    where to get to the the tee. As far as I can tell there is no access area
    for that. I can't even see where the hoses go to the outlets in front of
    the windshield.

    I suppose if I can get the hoses off and they aren't filled with the scum, I
    can take my pressure washer to the reservoir, but don't want to do that
    until I get something opened up for it to drain.

    Are you talking about an 07 Santa Fe also? If so, I'd sure like to know how
    to get to the hose/reservoir connection.

    Thanks,

    Jim
    >
     
    jim, Jul 19, 2008
    #10
  11. jim

    Larry Guest

    "jim" <> wrote in message
    news:...

    "Larry" <> wrote in message
    news:48812f05$0$30465$...
    >
    > "jim" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > I've posted 3 pictures I took of the extension pipe area where the pipe
    > goes
    > down into the resevoir.
    >
    > http://s328.photobucket.com/albums/l343/jwhite18816/
    >
    > I'm unable to see anyway to get to the main resevoir.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Jim
    >
    > "hyundaitech" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >>I don't have one of these around to look at right now, but presuming the
    >> nozzles are on top of the hood, you should be able to pop a hose off from
    >> one of the nozzles from under the hood or the tee which divides the hose
    >> into two sections, one going to each nozzle. The hose should just pull
    >> off.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Message posted using
    >> http://www.talkaboutautos.com/group/alt.autos.hyundai/
    >> More information at http://www.talkaboutautos.com/faq.html
    >>
    >>

    > Hi Jim,
    >
    > I had a very similar problem that was caused by scummy pieces in the
    > reservoir tank. Try this:
    >
    > Take off a hose under the hood where the washer connects to the tee to the
    > hood nozzles, and blow back through the hose. If it is this scum that has
    > covered the filter screen on the pump, it should work at this point as you
    > will have blown it off. This is only a temporary fix as the scum will get
    > back on the filter quite quickly.
    >
    > Use a siphon to siphon all the fluid out of the reservoir - you will
    > likely
    > see some of this scum I am referring to. I had to flush out the reservoir
    > about 6 times with a garden hose on full pressure to get the scum off the
    > walls of the reservoir. Siphon out the water each time until you see no
    > more
    > scum come out.
    >
    > Change your windshield washer soap to another brand. Some brands are
    > prone
    > to this apparently. I can't remember what the brand was that caused this
    > problem on mine as I threw it out. I fought this problem for 6 months
    > before I finally fixed it by doing this procedure and it's now about 8
    > months later and no further problems.
    >
    > Larry
    >
    >
    >

    Thanks for the info Larry. I have no idea what brand is being used. It is
    all taken care of when I/She gets the oil and filter changed. The last time
    at a Hyundai dealer in Ft. Myers Fl.

    I would love to take the hose off but the current problem I have is locating
    where to get to the the tee. As far as I can tell there is no access area
    for that. I can't even see where the hoses go to the outlets in front of
    the windshield.

    I suppose if I can get the hoses off and they aren't filled with the scum, I
    can take my pressure washer to the reservoir, but don't want to do that
    until I get something opened up for it to drain.

    Are you talking about an 07 Santa Fe also? If so, I'd sure like to know how
    to get to the hose/reservoir connection.

    Thanks,

    Jim
    >

    I had the problem on a Hyundai Accent. The tee for the hose was mounted on
    the underside of the hood on the same side as the washer reservoir. My car
    has the nozzles that squirt fluid mounted on the hood. Sounds like yours
    are mounted behind the hood.

    The reason I did the job the way I did was that the reservoir looked very
    difficult to remove and check/clean the inside of it. Decided that blasting
    it off with hose pressure and collect it with the siphon was the easiest.

    Cheers,
    Larry
     
    Larry, Jul 19, 2008
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  12. jim

    B.C. MALLAM Guest

    I have been using this home made windshield cleaner in the washer for years
    and never had any problems, it won't freeze and it's cheap.

    1/2 CUP (4oz) OF SUDSY AMMONIA
    1 PINT OF 99% RUBBING ALCOHOL
    1 TEASPOON OF LIQUID DISHWASHING SOAP
    ENOUGH WATER TO MAKE A GAL.


    On 7/18/08 7:02 PM, in article
    48812f05$0$30465$, "Larry" <>
    wrote:

    >
    > "jim" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > I've posted 3 pictures I took of the extension pipe area where the pipe goes
    > down into the resevoir.
    >
    > http://s328.photobucket.com/albums/l343/jwhite18816/
    >
    > I'm unable to see anyway to get to the main resevoir.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Jim
    >
    > "hyundaitech" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> I don't have one of these around to look at right now, but presuming the
    >> nozzles are on top of the hood, you should be able to pop a hose off from
    >> one of the nozzles from under the hood or the tee which divides the hose
    >> into two sections, one going to each nozzle. The hose should just pull
    >> off.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Message posted using
    >> http://www.talkaboutautos.com/group/alt.autos.hyundai/
    >> More information at http://www.talkaboutautos.com/faq.html
    >>
    >>

    > Hi Jim,
    >
    > I had a very similar problem that was caused by scummy pieces in the
    > reservoir tank. Try this:
    >
    > Take off a hose under the hood where the washer connects to the tee to the
    > hood nozzles, and blow back through the hose. If it is this scum that has
    > covered the filter screen on the pump, it should work at this point as you
    > will have blown it off. This is only a temporary fix as the scum will get
    > back on the filter quite quickly.
    >
    > Use a siphon to siphon all the fluid out of the reservoir - you will likely
    > see some of this scum I am referring to. I had to flush out the reservoir
    > about 6 times with a garden hose on full pressure to get the scum off the
    > walls of the reservoir. Siphon out the water each time until you see no more
    > scum come out.
    >
    > Change your windshield washer soap to another brand. Some brands are prone
    > to this apparently. I can't remember what the brand was that caused this
    > problem on mine as I threw it out. I fought this problem for 6 months
    > before I finally fixed it by doing this procedure and it's now about 8
    > months later and no further problems.
    >
    > Larry
    >
    >
    >
    >


    ** Posted from http://www.teranews.com **
     
    B.C. MALLAM, Jul 19, 2008
    #12
  13. jim

    jim Guest

    Thanks, I printed off your recipe for when I get my situation cleared up.

    Jim

    "B.C. MALLAM" <> wrote in message
    news:C4A74FC3.C1974%...
    >I have been using this home made windshield cleaner in the washer for years
    > and never had any problems, it won't freeze and it's cheap.
    >
    > 1/2 CUP (4oz) OF SUDSY AMMONIA
    > 1 PINT OF 99% RUBBING ALCOHOL
    > 1 TEASPOON OF LIQUID DISHWASHING SOAP
    > ENOUGH WATER TO MAKE A GAL.
    >
    >
    > On 7/18/08 7:02 PM, in article
    > 48812f05$0$30465$, "Larry" <>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> "jim" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >> I've posted 3 pictures I took of the extension pipe area where the pipe
    >> goes
    >> down into the resevoir.
    >>
    >> http://s328.photobucket.com/albums/l343/jwhite18816/
    >>
    >> I'm unable to see anyway to get to the main resevoir.
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >>
    >> Jim
    >>
    >> "hyundaitech" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> I don't have one of these around to look at right now, but presuming the
    >>> nozzles are on top of the hood, you should be able to pop a hose off
    >>> from
    >>> one of the nozzles from under the hood or the tee which divides the hose
    >>> into two sections, one going to each nozzle. The hose should just pull
    >>> off.
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Message posted using
    >>> http://www.talkaboutautos.com/group/alt.autos.hyundai/
    >>> More information at http://www.talkaboutautos.com/faq.html
    >>>
    >>>

    >> Hi Jim,
    >>
    >> I had a very similar problem that was caused by scummy pieces in the
    >> reservoir tank. Try this:
    >>
    >> Take off a hose under the hood where the washer connects to the tee to
    >> the
    >> hood nozzles, and blow back through the hose. If it is this scum that
    >> has
    >> covered the filter screen on the pump, it should work at this point as
    >> you
    >> will have blown it off. This is only a temporary fix as the scum will
    >> get
    >> back on the filter quite quickly.
    >>
    >> Use a siphon to siphon all the fluid out of the reservoir - you will
    >> likely
    >> see some of this scum I am referring to. I had to flush out the
    >> reservoir
    >> about 6 times with a garden hose on full pressure to get the scum off the
    >> walls of the reservoir. Siphon out the water each time until you see no
    >> more
    >> scum come out.
    >>
    >> Change your windshield washer soap to another brand. Some brands are
    >> prone
    >> to this apparently. I can't remember what the brand was that caused this
    >> problem on mine as I threw it out. I fought this problem for 6 months
    >> before I finally fixed it by doing this procedure and it's now about 8
    >> months later and no further problems.
    >>
    >> Larry
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    > ** Posted from http://www.teranews.com **
     
    jim, Jul 19, 2008
    #13
  14. jim

    hyundaitech Guest

    If you want to access the reservoir, you'll need to partially remove th
    front portion of the fender liner.

    But don't start there. Start at the nozzles-- they'll be easier to ge
    to, and they could be clogged, causing your issue. Presuming the nozzle
    are mounted on your hood, you should be able to see where the hoses attac
    on the underside of the hood. If you disconnect a hose and fluid comes ou
    freely when the washer is operated, the you can presume the nozzles ar
    clogged. If not, the restriction is likely in the pump inlet

    -
    Message posted using http://www.talkaboutautos.com/group/alt.autos.hyundai
    More information at http://www.talkaboutautos.com/faq.htm
     
    hyundaitech, Jul 20, 2008
    #14
  15. jim

    jim Guest

    Finally got the washer reservoir and motor replaced yesterday and it was
    done under warranty.

    May be some of the crud that blocked the fluid is still in the nozzles, as
    the passengers side nozzle only streams part way up the windshield.

    Service manager said give it a little time (still sorta performs its
    intended function) and if it doesn;t clear then they will replace the nozzle
    as the stream is not adjustable.

    I wonder if that is true that the stream is not adjustable???????????????

    Jim


    "jim" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Thanks, I printed off your recipe for when I get my situation cleared up.
    >
    > Jim
    >
    > "B.C. MALLAM" <> wrote in message
    > news:C4A74FC3.C1974%...
    >>I have been using this home made windshield cleaner in the washer for
    >>years
    >> and never had any problems, it won't freeze and it's cheap.
    >>
    >> 1/2 CUP (4oz) OF SUDSY AMMONIA
    >> 1 PINT OF 99% RUBBING ALCOHOL
    >> 1 TEASPOON OF LIQUID DISHWASHING SOAP
    >> ENOUGH WATER TO MAKE A GAL.
    >>
    >>
    >> On 7/18/08 7:02 PM, in article
    >> 48812f05$0$30465$, "Larry" <>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>>
    >>> "jim" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:...
    >>> I've posted 3 pictures I took of the extension pipe area where the pipe
    >>> goes
    >>> down into the resevoir.
    >>>
    >>> http://s328.photobucket.com/albums/l343/jwhite18816/
    >>>
    >>> I'm unable to see anyway to get to the main resevoir.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks,
    >>>
    >>> Jim
    >>>
    >>> "hyundaitech" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:...
    >>>> I don't have one of these around to look at right now, but presuming
    >>>> the
    >>>> nozzles are on top of the hood, you should be able to pop a hose off
    >>>> from
    >>>> one of the nozzles from under the hood or the tee which divides the
    >>>> hose
    >>>> into two sections, one going to each nozzle. The hose should just pull
    >>>> off.
    >>>>
    >>>> --
    >>>> Message posted using
    >>>> http://www.talkaboutautos.com/group/alt.autos.hyundai/
    >>>> More information at http://www.talkaboutautos.com/faq.html
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>> Hi Jim,
    >>>
    >>> I had a very similar problem that was caused by scummy pieces in the
    >>> reservoir tank. Try this:
    >>>
    >>> Take off a hose under the hood where the washer connects to the tee to
    >>> the
    >>> hood nozzles, and blow back through the hose. If it is this scum that
    >>> has
    >>> covered the filter screen on the pump, it should work at this point as
    >>> you
    >>> will have blown it off. This is only a temporary fix as the scum will
    >>> get
    >>> back on the filter quite quickly.
    >>>
    >>> Use a siphon to siphon all the fluid out of the reservoir - you will
    >>> likely
    >>> see some of this scum I am referring to. I had to flush out the
    >>> reservoir
    >>> about 6 times with a garden hose on full pressure to get the scum off
    >>> the
    >>> walls of the reservoir. Siphon out the water each time until you see no
    >>> more
    >>> scum come out.
    >>>
    >>> Change your windshield washer soap to another brand. Some brands are
    >>> prone
    >>> to this apparently. I can't remember what the brand was that caused
    >>> this
    >>> problem on mine as I threw it out. I fought this problem for 6 months
    >>> before I finally fixed it by doing this procedure and it's now about 8
    >>> months later and no further problems.
    >>>
    >>> Larry
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> ** Posted from http://www.teranews.com **

    >
    >
     
    jim, Sep 5, 2008
    #15
  16. jim

    jp103 Guest

    I think you are probably right about a blockage and if you can
    disconnect the hose and back flush you may be able to clear it out. Or
    you may be able to stick a small wire/pin in the nozzle to make sure
    it's clear. It used to be that you could adjust the aim on the nozzle
    but I think those days are passed. Never heard about adjusting the flow.


    jim wrote:
    > Finally got the washer reservoir and motor replaced yesterday and it was
    > done under warranty.
    >
    > May be some of the crud that blocked the fluid is still in the nozzles, as
    > the passengers side nozzle only streams part way up the windshield.
    >
    > Service manager said give it a little time (still sorta performs its
    > intended function) and if it doesn;t clear then they will replace the nozzle
    > as the stream is not adjustable.
    >
    > I wonder if that is true that the stream is not adjustable???????????????
    >
    > Jim
    >
    >
    > "jim" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Thanks, I printed off your recipe for when I get my situation cleared up.
    >>
    >> Jim
    >>
    >> "B.C. MALLAM" <> wrote in message
    >> news:C4A74FC3.C1974%...
    >>> I have been using this home made windshield cleaner in the washer for
    >>> years
    >>> and never had any problems, it won't freeze and it's cheap.
    >>>
    >>> 1/2 CUP (4oz) OF SUDSY AMMONIA
    >>> 1 PINT OF 99% RUBBING ALCOHOL
    >>> 1 TEASPOON OF LIQUID DISHWASHING SOAP
    >>> ENOUGH WATER TO MAKE A GAL.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> On 7/18/08 7:02 PM, in article
    >>> 48812f05$0$30465$, "Larry" <>
    >>> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> "jim" <> wrote in message
    >>>> news:...
    >>>> I've posted 3 pictures I took of the extension pipe area where the pipe
    >>>> goes
    >>>> down into the resevoir.
    >>>>
    >>>> http://s328.photobucket.com/albums/l343/jwhite18816/
    >>>>
    >>>> I'm unable to see anyway to get to the main resevoir.
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks,
    >>>>
    >>>> Jim
    >>>>
    >>>> "hyundaitech" <> wrote in message
    >>>> news:...
    >>>>> I don't have one of these around to look at right now, but presuming
    >>>>> the
    >>>>> nozzles are on top of the hood, you should be able to pop a hose off
    >>>>> from
    >>>>> one of the nozzles from under the hood or the tee which divides the
    >>>>> hose
    >>>>> into two sections, one going to each nozzle. The hose should just pull
    >>>>> off.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> --
    >>>>> Message posted using
    >>>>> http://www.talkaboutautos.com/group/alt.autos.hyundai/
    >>>>> More information at http://www.talkaboutautos.com/faq.html
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>> Hi Jim,
    >>>>
    >>>> I had a very similar problem that was caused by scummy pieces in the
    >>>> reservoir tank. Try this:
    >>>>
    >>>> Take off a hose under the hood where the washer connects to the tee to
    >>>> the
    >>>> hood nozzles, and blow back through the hose. If it is this scum that
    >>>> has
    >>>> covered the filter screen on the pump, it should work at this point as
    >>>> you
    >>>> will have blown it off. This is only a temporary fix as the scum will
    >>>> get
    >>>> back on the filter quite quickly.
    >>>>
    >>>> Use a siphon to siphon all the fluid out of the reservoir - you will
    >>>> likely
    >>>> see some of this scum I am referring to. I had to flush out the
    >>>> reservoir
    >>>> about 6 times with a garden hose on full pressure to get the scum off
    >>>> the
    >>>> walls of the reservoir. Siphon out the water each time until you see no
    >>>> more
    >>>> scum come out.
    >>>>
    >>>> Change your windshield washer soap to another brand. Some brands are
    >>>> prone
    >>>> to this apparently. I can't remember what the brand was that caused
    >>>> this
    >>>> problem on mine as I threw it out. I fought this problem for 6 months
    >>>> before I finally fixed it by doing this procedure and it's now about 8
    >>>> months later and no further problems.
    >>>>
    >>>> Larry
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>> ** Posted from http://www.teranews.com **

    >>

    >
    >
     
    jp103, Sep 5, 2008
    #16
  17. jim

    Hank Guest

    The direction of the stream is adjusted by placing a pin or needle in
    the nozzle opening and moving to the desired direction. This may also
    help clear the opening of any obstruction.

    jp103 wrote:
    > I think you are probably right about a blockage and if you can
    > disconnect the hose and back flush you may be able to clear it out. Or
    > you may be able to stick a small wire/pin in the nozzle to make sure
    > it's clear. It used to be that you could adjust the aim on the nozzle
    > but I think those days are passed. Never heard about adjusting the flow.
    >
    >
    > jim wrote:
    >> Finally got the washer reservoir and motor replaced yesterday and it
    >> was done under warranty.
    >>
    >> May be some of the crud that blocked the fluid is still in the
    >> nozzles, as the passengers side nozzle only streams part way up the
    >> windshield.
    >>
    >> Service manager said give it a little time (still sorta performs its
    >> intended function) and if it doesn;t clear then they will replace the
    >> nozzle as the stream is not adjustable.
    >>
    >> I wonder if that is true that the stream is not adjustable???????????????
    >>
    >> Jim
    >>
    >>
    >> "jim" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> Thanks, I printed off your recipe for when I get my situation cleared
    >>> up.
    >>>
    >>> Jim
    >>>
    >>> "B.C. MALLAM" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:C4A74FC3.C1974%...
    >>>> I have been using this home made windshield cleaner in the washer
    >>>> for years
    >>>> and never had any problems, it won't freeze and it's cheap.
    >>>>
    >>>> 1/2 CUP (4oz) OF SUDSY AMMONIA
    >>>> 1 PINT OF 99% RUBBING ALCOHOL
    >>>> 1 TEASPOON OF LIQUID DISHWASHING SOAP
    >>>> ENOUGH WATER TO MAKE A GAL.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> On 7/18/08 7:02 PM, in article
    >>>> 48812f05$0$30465$, "Larry"
    >>>> <>
    >>>> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> "jim" <> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:...
    >>>>> I've posted 3 pictures I took of the extension pipe area where the
    >>>>> pipe goes
    >>>>> down into the resevoir.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> http://s328.photobucket.com/albums/l343/jwhite18816/
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I'm unable to see anyway to get to the main resevoir.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Thanks,
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Jim
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "hyundaitech" <> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:...
    >>>>>> I don't have one of these around to look at right now, but
    >>>>>> presuming the
    >>>>>> nozzles are on top of the hood, you should be able to pop a hose
    >>>>>> off from
    >>>>>> one of the nozzles from under the hood or the tee which divides
    >>>>>> the hose
    >>>>>> into two sections, one going to each nozzle. The hose should just
    >>>>>> pull
    >>>>>> off.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> --
    >>>>>> Message posted using
    >>>>>> http://www.talkaboutautos.com/group/alt.autos.hyundai/
    >>>>>> More information at http://www.talkaboutautos.com/faq.html
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>> Hi Jim,
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I had a very similar problem that was caused by scummy pieces in the
    >>>>> reservoir tank. Try this:
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Take off a hose under the hood where the washer connects to the tee
    >>>>> to the
    >>>>> hood nozzles, and blow back through the hose. If it is this scum
    >>>>> that has
    >>>>> covered the filter screen on the pump, it should work at this point
    >>>>> as you
    >>>>> will have blown it off. This is only a temporary fix as the scum
    >>>>> will get
    >>>>> back on the filter quite quickly.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Use a siphon to siphon all the fluid out of the reservoir - you
    >>>>> will likely
    >>>>> see some of this scum I am referring to. I had to flush out the
    >>>>> reservoir
    >>>>> about 6 times with a garden hose on full pressure to get the scum
    >>>>> off the
    >>>>> walls of the reservoir. Siphon out the water each time until you
    >>>>> see no more
    >>>>> scum come out.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Change your windshield washer soap to another brand. Some brands
    >>>>> are prone
    >>>>> to this apparently. I can't remember what the brand was that
    >>>>> caused this
    >>>>> problem on mine as I threw it out. I fought this problem for 6 months
    >>>>> before I finally fixed it by doing this procedure and it's now about 8
    >>>>> months later and no further problems.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Larry
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>> ** Posted from http://www.teranews.com **
    >>>

    >>
    >>
     
    Hank, Sep 5, 2008
    #17
  18. jim

    jim Guest

    Thanks folks.

    Jim
    "Hank" <> wrote in message
    news:1ydwk.23379$...
    > The direction of the stream is adjusted by placing a pin or needle in the
    > nozzle opening and moving to the desired direction. This may also help
    > clear the opening of any obstruction.
    >
    > jp103 wrote:
    >> I think you are probably right about a blockage and if you can disconnect
    >> the hose and back flush you may be able to clear it out. Or you may be
    >> able to stick a small wire/pin in the nozzle to make sure it's clear. It
    >> used to be that you could adjust the aim on the nozzle but I think those
    >> days are passed. Never heard about adjusting the flow.
    >>
    >>
    >> jim wrote:
    >>> Finally got the washer reservoir and motor replaced yesterday and it was
    >>> done under warranty.
    >>>
    >>> May be some of the crud that blocked the fluid is still in the nozzles,
    >>> as the passengers side nozzle only streams part way up the windshield.
    >>>
    >>> Service manager said give it a little time (still sorta performs its
    >>> intended function) and if it doesn;t clear then they will replace the
    >>> nozzle as the stream is not adjustable.
    >>>
    >>> I wonder if that is true that the stream is not
    >>> adjustable???????????????
    >>>
    >>> Jim
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "jim" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:...
    >>>> Thanks, I printed off your recipe for when I get my situation cleared
    >>>> up.
    >>>>
    >>>> Jim
    >>>>
    >>>> "B.C. MALLAM" <> wrote in message
    >>>> news:C4A74FC3.C1974%...
    >>>>> I have been using this home made windshield cleaner in the washer for
    >>>>> years
    >>>>> and never had any problems, it won't freeze and it's cheap.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> 1/2 CUP (4oz) OF SUDSY AMMONIA
    >>>>> 1 PINT OF 99% RUBBING ALCOHOL
    >>>>> 1 TEASPOON OF LIQUID DISHWASHING SOAP
    >>>>> ENOUGH WATER TO MAKE A GAL.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> On 7/18/08 7:02 PM, in article
    >>>>> 48812f05$0$30465$, "Larry"
    >>>>> <>
    >>>>> wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> "jim" <> wrote in message
    >>>>>> news:...
    >>>>>> I've posted 3 pictures I took of the extension pipe area where the
    >>>>>> pipe goes
    >>>>>> down into the resevoir.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> http://s328.photobucket.com/albums/l343/jwhite18816/
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> I'm unable to see anyway to get to the main resevoir.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Thanks,
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Jim
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> "hyundaitech" <> wrote in message
    >>>>>> news:...
    >>>>>>> I don't have one of these around to look at right now, but presuming
    >>>>>>> the
    >>>>>>> nozzles are on top of the hood, you should be able to pop a hose off
    >>>>>>> from
    >>>>>>> one of the nozzles from under the hood or the tee which divides the
    >>>>>>> hose
    >>>>>>> into two sections, one going to each nozzle. The hose should just
    >>>>>>> pull
    >>>>>>> off.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> --
    >>>>>>> Message posted using
    >>>>>>> http://www.talkaboutautos.com/group/alt.autos.hyundai/
    >>>>>>> More information at http://www.talkaboutautos.com/faq.html
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>> Hi Jim,
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> I had a very similar problem that was caused by scummy pieces in the
    >>>>>> reservoir tank. Try this:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Take off a hose under the hood where the washer connects to the tee
    >>>>>> to the
    >>>>>> hood nozzles, and blow back through the hose. If it is this scum
    >>>>>> that has
    >>>>>> covered the filter screen on the pump, it should work at this point
    >>>>>> as you
    >>>>>> will have blown it off. This is only a temporary fix as the scum
    >>>>>> will get
    >>>>>> back on the filter quite quickly.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Use a siphon to siphon all the fluid out of the reservoir - you will
    >>>>>> likely
    >>>>>> see some of this scum I am referring to. I had to flush out the
    >>>>>> reservoir
    >>>>>> about 6 times with a garden hose on full pressure to get the scum off
    >>>>>> the
    >>>>>> walls of the reservoir. Siphon out the water each time until you see
    >>>>>> no more
    >>>>>> scum come out.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Change your windshield washer soap to another brand. Some brands are
    >>>>>> prone
    >>>>>> to this apparently. I can't remember what the brand was that caused
    >>>>>> this
    >>>>>> problem on mine as I threw it out. I fought this problem for 6
    >>>>>> months
    >>>>>> before I finally fixed it by doing this procedure and it's now about
    >>>>>> 8
    >>>>>> months later and no further problems.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Larry
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>> ** Posted from http://www.teranews.com **
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>
     
    jim, Sep 5, 2008
    #18
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