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When I used my rear washer I noticed that it shot out 2 powerful streams. I was surprised because I was expecting a spray similar to the front washers.

Is this normal, or do I have defective nozzles? The streams do not cover the window like a spray would.
 

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walletclan said:
Did not find this issue through a search...

When I used my rear washer I noticed that it shot out 2 powerful streams. I was surprised because I was expecting a spray similar to the front washers.

Is this normal, or do I have defective nozzles? The streams do not cover the window like a spray would.


Most Honda nozzles just kinda dribble out the back.

Concidering the pump for the rear washer is at the front of the vehicle i wouldnt expect a spray like the front nozzles have.
 

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That's how mine works too. I had just assumed that it was designed that way because it is on the rear of the vehicle, so that it could also be used while driving down the interstate at 70 mph.
 

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Mine just 'dribbles' (not really an accurate word) down from the top of the window. It's a fairly big stream that just kind of runs down the window, until the wiper smears it back and forth.
 

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Yup. That's normal. It just drools.
My Passat wagon does not do this. It sprays just like the front windshield washer and the trip to the back of the Passat is probably longer than the E.
I think it is just lazy design on Honda's part.
 

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Yup. That's normal. It just drools.
My Passat wagon does not do this. It sprays just like the front windshield washer and the trip to the back of the Passat is probably longer than the E.
I think it is just lazy design on Honda's part.
I'm not sure about the "lazy design" comment. In carpet cleaning equipment (extractors aka steam cleaners) there has been two basic ways of designing the jets: 1) Spray close to the carpet with multiple jets in a fan spray or 2) set a single jet further from the carpet. The single jet (assuming mechanical action with a brush) has a major advantage....less clogging of the jets.

The "dribble" at first made me wonder. The few times I've used it, it works.:-|
 

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It took me TWO YEARS to use up one gallon of washer fluid! I used the rear washer today on accident (just wanted to wipe the fog off the rear, but turned the knob the wrong way- I hadnt had my coffee yet :rolleyes:) and was pissed because that dribble of fluid was going to dribble on my nice clean E-rear :rolleyes:
 

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My back washer fluid used to spray on the window via the two nozzles, now it just squirts it out :-o and I have redish-purple gooy drops all over my clean gray bumper. :sad: I use the bug and grim cleaning wiper solution, hench the weird color. :x

Maybe its a government consiracy to fill the pockets of the window washer compies with more earnings. They drill the "jets" out while we sleep!
:lol:

Sorry about that. I caught an old X-files last night on TV and it gets the mind all warped. :rolleyes:
 

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Hm. This is a new one. My back sprays out quite good, actually. This is one thing I haven't had an issue with yet. *shrugs* :)
 

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Ok. I think we have beaten this subject to death.

To answer the original question
Is my rear windshield washer working as it should? Yes, the rear windshield washer "jet" drools rather than sprays. That is normal.

Next question
Is it effective at cleaning the window? Yes

Sheesh!

Can I keep my membership to the Element Owner's Cult ... I mean... Club?
:)
 

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Rear washer

I think all the elements are this way. someone else here mentioned this way the h2o hits the rear glass when traveling at 70mph. Spray, rather than streams at the back of the car would be blown away from the back of the car.:roll:
 

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Rear Washer Fluid Nozzle Problem?

Shortly after purchasing our E last winter, I was scraping ice off the rear window & accidently knocked off the sprayer nozzle for the washer fluid. We had the nozzle replaced but no 'juice' would come out. After a couple of tries at fixing the problem (Honda. not me), we were told the rear pump wasn't working and it was replaced. Lots of liquid coming out now - two torrents of fluid cascading vertically down the window. When we first got the vehicle, I could have sworn that the rear washer fluid sprayed out in a wider pattern (like the front window fluid). Was I imagining things? :|
 

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Shortly after purchasing our E last winter, I was scraping ice off the rear window & accidently knocked off the sprayer nozzle for the washer fluid. We had the nozzle replaced but no 'juice' would come out. After a couple of tries at fixing the problem (Honda. not me), we were told the rear pump wasn't working and it was replaced. Lots of liquid coming out now - two torrents of fluid cascading vertically down the window. When we first got the vehicle, I could have sworn that the rear washer fluid sprayed out in a wider pattern (like the front window fluid). Was I imagining things? :|


Mine does the same thing....two streams on fluid running down the glass...not in a spray pattern like the fronts have. All my Honda's that have had a rear washer performed the same way.
 

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Yup, got the streams here too.

Not my favorite spray pattern.

Rear window nozzle mod coming soon?:D
 

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Nope - two streams is the way it's designed. If it was a spray, at driving speeds it would aerosol in the turbulence and you'd get little or nothing on the window. Some manufacturers solve this problem by putting the spray nozzles on the wiper arm and spray about an inch away - which doesn't cover the window, either.

I agree that the streams are annoying when you're parked, but it's the way it is for a reason.
 

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Thanks, everybody for the responses - must have either been my imagination (rear spray) or previous owner having a modified or defective unit. If it was just me I wouldn't give it a second thought, but my wife thinks she remembers it spraying too. :rolleyes: Oh well, as you say, would work better now anyway.
Thanks again. :)
 
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