[xj] A wrong twist of fate. Windshield nozzle housing!

During my enthusiasm over the coolant change. I attempted to fix and
clean the windshield fluid nozzles. I was under the wrong impression the
you just twist off the housing. Wrong after about 10 to 15 twists of the
housing, I doubled checked the book I noticed that just the jets come
off with a screw driver. I removed the nozzles and clean them (caned
air, small wire and a little wd-40). I also replaced the nozzles in the
housing and only get a weak flow of solution on the windscreen.

How can I get my flow back or at least back to normal? Why doesn’t the
housing separate from the tray? Last of all I think my tank has a leak,
how do I remove it find the pump to check them both for fluid or
pressure leaks?

I’ve checked the Archives ( no returns on Nozzle(s), fluid, washer,
windscreen and or windshield) the Faq’s. So any help would be greatly
appreciated!

Thanks

Grasshopper
NE. Div.
87 6 S3 VDP Fed. (3DPO)===================================================
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How can I get my flow back or at least back to normal? Why doesn’t the
housing separate from the tray?

In twisting it you have probably just twisted the hose underneath and kinked
it. Go into the engine bay, and find where the hose comes through the
firewall. Find the next hose joint down - I have a one quite near. Unplug
it and then un-twist the hose.

To remove the jet assembly, you have to pull the grill off. It is pushed
into four plastic bushes, and you have to be careful prying it off so that
(a) you don’t scratch the paintwork and (b) you don’t snap the pegs on the
back of the grill off.

Last of all I think my tank has a leak,
how do I remove it find the pump to check them both for fluid or
pressure leaks?

It is in the lhs wheelwell. Pull the wheel and you will see it just rear of
the headlight. Undo the visible nuts, the hose clamp from the filler neck,
undo the 4-way connector near the filler neck and the pipes, and lift it
out. Ususally leaks are from the hose where it goes from the filler neck to
the tank, BTW, and just needs the hose clamp to be tightned.

Craig===================================================
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Thanks for the info. I probably did twist things up a bit. The tray that hold the housing
is loose and I hope the clips you speak of are under the tray. I’ll look for the
connector joint to take the twist out. I’ll also look for the clamp on the washer tank
and the pump. Did you say that the LH. wheel has to be removed in order to get to the
pump? Okay I’ll get to it (had to read the post again) thanks!

Once again thanks for the help!

Grasshopper
87 6 S3 VDP Fed. (3DPO)

Craig Sawyers wrote:> > How can I get my flow back or at least back to normal? Why doesn’t the

housing separate from the tray?

In twisting it you have probably just twisted the hose underneath and kinked
it. Go into the engine bay, and find where the hose comes through the
firewall. Find the next hose joint down - I have a one quite near. Unplug
it and then un-twist the hose.

To remove the jet assembly, you have to pull the grill off. It is pushed
into four plastic bushes, and you have to be careful prying it off so that
(a) you don’t scratch the paintwork and (b) you don’t snap the pegs on the
back of the grill off.

Last of all I think my tank has a leak,
how do I remove it find the pump to check them both for fluid or
pressure leaks?

It is in the lhs wheelwell. Pull the wheel and you will see it just rear of
the headlight. Undo the visible nuts, the hose clamp from the filler neck,
undo the 4-way connector near the filler neck and the pipes, and lift it
out. Ususally leaks are from the hose where it goes from the filler neck to
the tank, BTW, and just needs the hose clamp to be tightned.

Craig

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S.B.G. wrote:

Did you say that the LH. wheel has to be removed in order to get to the
pump? Okay I’ll get to it (had to read the post again) thanks!

The windshield washer fluid reservoir is a plastic container located in the
engine bay on your '87, not in the wheelwell. It is located just aft of the
radiator cross member and is on the left hand side near the air pump.
Removal of the wheel is not necessary to pull the windshield washer tank. I
believe it is the radiator overflow tank that is located in the wheelwell.

Regards,
Tom Golodik===================================================
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Okay? I’ll take a second look at removal of the bottle and the Pump to check for
leaks. I’m beginning to realize why they have a Lumps section. Its very crowded
in there and if you try and fit anything else in there you’d pop the hood.

Thanks!

Grasshopper

Tom Golodik wrote:> S.B.G. wrote:

Did you say that the LH. wheel has to be removed in order to get to the
pump? Okay I’ll get to it (had to read the post again) thanks!

The windshield washer fluid reservoir is a plastic container located in the
engine bay on your '87, not in the wheelwell. It is located just aft of the
radiator cross member and is on the left hand side near the air pump.
Removal of the wheel is not necessary to pull the windshield washer tank. I
believe it is the radiator overflow tank that is located in the wheelwell.

Regards,
Tom Golodik

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Okay? I’ll take a second look at removal of the bottle and the
Pump to check for
leaks. I’m beginning to realize why they have a Lumps section.
Its very crowded
in there and if you try and fit anything else in there you’d pop the hood.

Sorry for the misleading info here - I have an XJ12, and the washer bottle
is in the wheelarch (there just isn’t room for it in the engine
compartment!).

Craig===================================================
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No problem, all replies are welcome along with the difference in models and experience.
It can all get so confusing, but your effort in trying to help others is commendable.

Grasshopper

Craig Sawyers wrote:> > Okay? I’ll take a second look at removal of the bottle and the

Pump to check for
leaks. I’m beginning to realize why they have a Lumps section.
Its very crowded
in there and if you try and fit anything else in there you’d pop the hood.

Sorry for the misleading info here - I have an XJ12, and the washer bottle
is in the wheelarch (there just isn’t room for it in the engine
compartment!).

Craig

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