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Unread 28th May 2019, 05:57 AM
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How do i unblock the windscreen washer jets
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Needle? That's what I've used in the past.
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the sh has a weird washer jet cant get a pin in
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Will the nozzle unscrew?
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they say it will take a hour to pull all the plastic covers and wipers off
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Remove non-return valve somewhere near the washer nozzle, then blow compressed air back down the nozzle?

I only ever put highly filtered water in ours since having this problem some decades ago. Water for steam irons or bottled drinking water from a shop are both ok, as no fine or coarse particles. I fill a 5L container for them from our double filter kitchen sink filtered water tap.
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I had this problem a few years ago and the Subaru dealer quoted me an astronomical amount for pulling the car apart and putting in a new nozzle and hose. I managed to get a piece of fine stainless steel wire and poked around a bit while someone else activated the washers and the blockage was cleared. I haven't had the problem since. I've found they need to be used every few days and this keeps them clear.
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I use/d a fine, dress maker's pin on my Impreza and SG wiper nozzles. Had to clean the non-return valve ball in the Impreza a couple of times over 18 years. However, I didn't use filtered water in my Impreza days.
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@c.fitzpatrick, I did something similar to the suggestion of @Ratbag and it worked on my sister's GG Impreza. Sometimes the larger particles can get stuck into the nozzle itself. Cheers.
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