Your windshield washer helps you get rid of dust, bugs, and debris from your windshield, leaving you with a clear view of the road. Your washer is able to do so with the help of the washer pump, which sends washer fluid out of the nozzle via the washer hose. This hose, however, may become damaged over time. If damaged, it may leak out washer fluid and deem the entire windshield washer as ineffective. If your washer no longer spews out fluid, then you may need to have your windshield washer hose replaced. Lucky for you, swapping this item for a new one should be pretty easy. Just follow these quick steps and your windshield washer will be good as new.
Tools you will need:
- Protective gloves
- Scissors or knife
- Replacement washer hose
Step 1: As with any auto repair job, put on some safety gloves before getting started.
Step 2: Raise your hood and prop it open.
Step 3: Locate the washer hose by following the lines connected to the windshield washer bottle.
Step 4: Firmly pinch the hose where it connects with the nozzle then pull the hose from the nozzle opening. Trace the hose back to the washer line and pull it from the line as well.
Step 5: Hold the old hose against the new one to determine how long the replacement hose should be. Then cut the replacement hose using scissors or a knife in the necessary length.
Step 6: Connect the new hose over the washer line from which you removed the old hose. Then connect the other end of the new hose to the washer nozzle.
Step 7: If you are replacing both washer hoses, then repeat steps 3 to 6 on the other hose.
Step 8: Test out the new hose by activating the windshield washer. If water squirts out, then you're all done.