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Old 01-11-2011, 03:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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windshield squirters

Just wondering if anyone knows if or has done a windshield squirter swap from another vehicle. I'm planning on taking a trip to pick a part this week and might try to grab a pair from an explorer or something.

I'm not digging the stock squirt pattern anymore...i want more of a fan pattern instead of the fluid spraying almost over my cab.
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I was thinking the other day how it's frustrating that the squirters are way too powerful and direct on my truck....if you use them when you are sitting, the fluid runs down long after the wind shield wipers have swiped a few times.
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Mine don't even work at all...
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Mine bearly make it onto the window.

Try using a pin to clean out the little holes in the nozzle
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so you guys just deal with the buggers.

i think i'm just going to head to the yard and see what i can find and let you guys know how it works out. lol
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i just picked up a universal set from checkers/orileys auto parts...ill get a pic up tomorrow but it was like 20 bucks i think. it doesnt snap in like the stock ones do, they are a screw down type with a little gasket thingy for the hood. they squirt friggen awesome hahaha...its more of a mist like the newer cars, ill try n get a vid also for you guys
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Let us know what you find at the junk yard!
I too was irritated with them recently when my windshield was frozen and i was trying to look though a 2 inch wide melted spot because thats the only spot mine washers hit!
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i just picked up a universal set from checkers/orileys auto parts...ill get a pic up tomorrow but it was like 20 bucks i think. it doesnt snap in like the stock ones do, they are a screw down type with a little gasket thingy for the hood. they squirt friggen awesome hahaha...its more of a mist like the newer cars, ill try n get a vid also for you guys
That's awesome! sounds like you have what I'm looking for!



I'm heading to the yard tomorrow morning so I'll keep you guys updated on what I find
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$20 seems a bit steep?

I put new sprayers on my Volvo 240 for $4 each

http://www.ipdusa.com/version.asp?st...=463&V_ID=6810


P.S. - Someone could make a killing if they have a site as well designed and accessible as IPD (out of Portland, OR) for Toyota trucks!
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wow...$4 that's cheap. how do you like them?

i browsed ipd for a few minutes and man, i wish there was something like that for us yota owners...that'd be amazing
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the water pics are kinda junk doesnt show how it really is...had to kinda squirt a lot on top the windows to show you how the spray is. its more of a mist rather than a jet shot
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wow...$4 that's cheap. how do you like them?

i browsed ipd for a few minutes and man, i wish there was something like that for us yota owners...that'd be amazing

They work pretty well, they would actually work better on the Toyota if they fit. On my 240 the sprayer location is a tad too far away from the wind shield and they spray wider than I'd like. But they are better than clogged ones!

Volvo owners are pretty lucky for parts websties. There is also www.fcpgroton.com on the east coast. Not as well designed as IPD, but they break down everything that fits exactly to your year model.
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I just now used a really small pointed diamond dremel tool and shoved it in each of the holes on the stock ones, and it actually kind of helped. It made the stream of water sloppy so it splatters over a bigger area.
Im going to take them off tomorrow and soak them in something to free up the adjusters so i can aim them better.
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so today i went to pick a part and just went wild on collecting squirters. i ending up using a pair from a volvo.

they don't fit perfectly but i use some black silicon and a plastic washer to make them fit for now. the weather here is a tad too cold to do any type of bondo/glass work so i'm not going to make any extra holes. for now though, they're working perfectly and i have a great fan pattern that covers my entire windshield.
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