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    How to properly remove windshield washer nozzles

    I'm embarrassed to admit it, but I can't figure out how to remove the windshield washer nozzles.

    I think I can remove the washer fluid tube by pulling it out under the nozzle then I should be able to pop the nozzle off through the hood, however I was hoping for some confirmation or tips before I pull very hard on it! Below is what I found on pg 23-289 of the service manual:



    Thanks as always for the help
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    Re: How to properly remove windshield washer nozzles

    It is difficult , I had succes by using a 1/4 drive dep socket (can't remember the size) - push it in from the bottom and it will compress the retaining clips !
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    Re: How to properly remove windshield washer nozzles

    With some persistence, the nozzles can be wiggled out by pulling on them.
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    Thanks for the info guys! I will try the socket method tonight. My biggest concern was breaking the hose pulling it off, but based on the diagram it should come off.
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    Re: How to properly remove windshield washer nozzles

    I pull off the hose and use a small flat blade screwdriver from the bottom to press the little snaps on the side of the nozzle that spread to hold it on the hood.


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    Re: How to properly remove windshield washer nozzles

    Quote Originally Posted by MrTwo View Post
    Thanks for the info guys! I will try the socket method tonight. My biggest concern was breaking the hose pulling it off, but based on the diagram it should come off.
    just cut the hose
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    Re: How to properly remove windshield washer nozzles

    There is no need to cut the hose. The nozzle easily slides into an oversized funnel-shaped receiver under the hood. You can see it in the image on the far right diagram in your original post.
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    Re: How to properly remove windshield washer nozzles

    Did you ever got it off? I'm in the same situation, not able to get it off, if anyone know the trick can you please post it, it will be a real help for me, thanks.
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    Re: How to properly remove windshield washer nozzles

    Its easy but if you force it or wiggle it to much
    ( thats what She said ) lol
    it can break the clips, if they are to old
    ( what year is your NSX)

    but the socket thing will work as it will
    press both clips at the same time,
    and as the clips are pressed in press the
    nozzle up it should clear the hood just
    enough to reach around and pull it all the way out.

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    Re: How to properly remove windshield washer nozzles

    Quote Originally Posted by shawn110975 View Post
    Its easy but if you force it or wiggle it to much
    ( thats what She said ) lol
    it can break the clips, if they are to old
    ( what year is your NSX)

    but the socket thing will work as it will
    press both clips at the same time,
    and as the clips are pressed in press the
    nozzle up it should clear the hood just
    enough to reach around and pull it all the way out.
    Thanks Shawn, I just got them off, I used blue painters tape around the nozzle to protect the paint, then with 2 angle spatulas with also blue tape on their sharp edge I slided one in front of the nozzle and the other in the back, then I just pry ed it out very easy not effort what so ever, just did one side at the time and presto, thanks for the advice
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    Re: How to properly remove windshield washer nozzles

    It really is as easy as it looks. I used a small socket and didn't have any issues at all, it was just a little un-nerving how hard I had to pull on the rubber hose to get it off. That's what she said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrTwo View Post
    It really is as easy as it looks. I used a small socket and didn't have any issues at all, it was just a little un-nerving how hard I had to pull on the rubber hose to get it off. That's what she said.
    +1 for socket method - I used both a 7mm and an 8mm socket (either fit thru the hole) and pushed on the socket and finally they popped out. This is probably easier to do with the hood off and lying face down (on a blanket of course!). Takes a couple of stabs at it but eventually it came out. For the socket I attached it to a screwdriver with a socket adapter so I could push straight down.

    Thanks for the tips!

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    Will do this myself next weekend - my passenger side jets appear to be gunked up.

    Any advice on a safe solvent to use to clean them out? Just soapy water - or something stronger?

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    ^I usually used compressed air to blow backward through them to remove any gunk and debris. My work truck clogs them all the time, because the place that changes my oil uses some garbage washer fluid. I always forget to tell them to not add to it, but if they do, one will clog within a week or so.

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    There are two, one-way check valves in the system; one at each nozzle. They keep the fluid from running back to the reservoir after each use, draining the supply hoses. When I got my car I had no washer function that had been diagnosed as a bad pump at the PPI. In the end I discovered that the reservoir was so full of crap from lack of use that the entire system needed cleaning. I did not know about the in-line check valves so when it was all cleaned out I still had no washers. The check valves were rotted and would not let the fluid pass. That turned out to be an easy and cheap replacement. It was much easier to replace those clogged valves and they might be the culprit as opposed to clogged nozzles.
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