My windshield washers aka “pissers” have stopped working for the 5th to 7th time.
The shop I take it to has replaced the nozzles twice, once with a stock part, the second time with mazda nozzles.
The other times they cleared the lines, and/or cleaned off build up on the nozzles.
They also said that the orange wiper fluid was the problem, to use Blue wiper fluid. So I bought blue Get Go gas station brand. When it happened again after that, they said to use blue Austins Brand…what they have in stock and have used, also what they put in every time they’ve “fixed” it. When I told them this didn’t make sense, the mechanic said, “I don’t know what to tell you.” Awesome.
I’m not opposed to take it to another shop, the current shop is just convenient next to my work and they’ve done great work for me before as well as my co-worker’s cars. Plus they don’t charge me to fix them anymore unless there is a part involved. And I’d like to tell them what the problem is and to fix it once and for all.
Currently the driver side nozzle is working but won’t soon, passenger side is completely dead.
I’ve had the car for three years, two of which I’ve been driving around without windshield washers. They are definitely necessary in Pennsylvania winters.
The only history I have of the car that might relate to this is that the people I bought it off of hadn’t driven it for about 6 cold months. When I went to pick it up it had about a foot of snow in it. So that is what I initially thought the issue was, that they froze or something cracked and there was a leak.
Thanks for any input!