Windshield Washer Fluid Also Sprays Moonroof and Rear Window

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by crockett, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. crockett

    crockett Guest

    My 2007 Accord sprays the winshield washer fluid on the windshield,
    but also the moonroof and rear window WHEN PARKED!
    I asked the dealer to check this and they said it is normal.
    This is the first car that I have owned that had this problem.
    It is very annoying, as it leaves spots all over the top of the
    car,moonroof and rear of car.

    Has anyone else experienced this problem?
     
    crockett, Feb 19, 2007
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  2. crockett

    Brian Smith Guest

    Have you considered aiming the washer nozzles?
    In other vehicles. It only takes a couple of minutes to aim the washer
    nozzles.
     
    Brian Smith, Feb 19, 2007
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  3. The washer nozzles are aimed by sticking a sharp wire (sewing needles or
    safety pins work well) in the squirter holes and rotating the nozzle. It is
    actually a ball in a socket. When you are done, you can aim the nozzles on
    the cars of the people who told it was normal so theirs will be normal, too
    ;-)

    Mike
     
    Michael Pardee, Feb 19, 2007
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  4. crockett

    Grahame Guest

    Sorry Mike but late model Honda's do not use the old rotating nozzles
    These have a fixed spray pattern that cannot be adjusted

    Grahame
     
    Grahame, Feb 20, 2007
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  5. crockett

    Tegger Guest



    I've been behind plenty of cars that did this.

    In some cases, the overspray was bad enough that my windshield became
    spotted from the car ahead while sitting at a light.

    Grahame is right, new Hondas have a non-adjustable Windex-nozzle type
    arrangement, not the spherical inserts they used to have.

    Your problem may have more to do with the pressure of the spray rather than
    aim (bouncing off glass onto roof). Watch from outside the car while a
    helper works the sprayer.
     
    Tegger, Feb 20, 2007
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  6. crockett

    Andrew Guest

    Can you define "new Hondas" with a date?

    a
     
    Andrew, Feb 20, 2007
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  7. crockett

    Tegger Guest



    No, sorry. I don't know exactly when Honda went to the Windex-style
    nozzles. I'd *guess* no earlier than five years ago, and maybe later than
    that.
     
    Tegger, Feb 20, 2007
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  8. crockett

    Carboranadum Guest

    Mine does that too (2004 Accord EX-6). I really don't mind it, as it
    seems to really coat the window with fluid well when at highway speed.
    I've had far too many cars where the nozzles were aimed properly when
    at rest, but didn't coat the window well when at speed. I'll take
    well coated at speed over a wet trunk and rear window when moving
    slowly. I don't understand why Honda can't figure out how to do
    both...

    I also did not know that the nozzles were not adjustable, but I just
    checked and they're not. I don't know why Honda did that either...

    Carboranadum
     
    Carboranadum, Feb 25, 2007
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    burbankfrank Guest

    I just got my 2007 Accord today. I don’t want to try the windshield
    washer fluid spray yet, my glass is still virgin clean and it’s too
    soon for water spots. ;-)

    In all the other cars I’ve had, whenever the squirt pressure was too
    high and re-aiming the nozzles didn’t fix the problem--I would simply
    use the squirt in pulses. By simply squirting in short bursts, the
    pressure would never get high enough to shoot over the car.

    The washer fluid seems to last longer using this method.

    - Frank
     
    burbankfrank, Mar 19, 2007
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