Poor Windshield Washer Fluid Emitters

Poor Windshield Washer Fluid Emitters

Postby astroid [OP] » June 25th 2013, 2:50am

I replaced the emitters on my '99 with some that I salvaged from a wrecked van and they are just as bad. Chevrolet will only sell the whole wiper arm that those tiny emitters are snapped onto...what a joke at $75.

Is there an aftermarket emitter that I can mount on the hood?
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Re: Poor Windshield Washer Fluid Emitters

Postby RECox286 » June 25th 2013, 3:25am

What are you trying to accomplish ? More flow/volumn of fluid onto the w/s ? I have found the system to

be satisfactory the way it comes from the factory. None the less, why not try building your own spray

nozzles ? The only drawback is the larger the apperature the greater the flow, the less distance the fluid stream will

travel for any set pressure being produced by the pump. I would imagine that Chevy engineers were aware of this

when the system was first designed. Try this: Get the smallest drill bit you can find, (a numbered drill set might

be the ticket) or anything that might work to enlarge the apperature of the spray nozzle. I think you know where

I'm going, so I'll leave the field work to you. Let us know what you come up with. Good hunting.

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Re: Poor Windshield Washer Fluid Emitters

Postby astroid [OP] » June 25th 2013, 3:24pm

They do not spray over the whole windshield like they did for the first 12 years of the van's life. I believe that I have tried reaming out the old units but I will try again as I have nothing to loose.

Thanks and I will report back...
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Re: Poor Windshield Washer Fluid Emitters

Postby RECox286 » June 25th 2013, 10:17pm

Ocassionally I put shop air to the front of the system to blow out the dirt, cobwebbs and crow crap. It usually has the

desired effect, and is pretty cheap.

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