[A4] Frozen washer jets

Jonathan jhhummel at bigpond.com
Thu Dec 25 14:22:24 PST 2008

Hi James,

Although I've never seen it on my car, my brother in-law, who is a mechanic of 
some sort, commented once that many European cars such as Audi's have a 
heating element in the windscreen washer jets - apparently to clear the frost 
on the wind screen. Given they went to the effort of designing that it, 
surely the unit could take a bit of cold weather itself. Have you tried 
defrosting it yet? perhaps park it in a warm garage overnight or take to it 
with a hair dryer.

There is no debris or anything in the system? as that can also cause problems.

OR, you could just move to a warmer climate, say Australia?!



> Message: 1
> Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2008 12:20:30 -0800
> From: "James Hanson" <james0hanson at gmail.com>
> Subject: [A4] Frozen washer jets
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> All,
> We've had some cold weather lately in Seattle, and I suspect that my washer
> jets may be suffering from it.
> The washer system is non-functional, and one of the washer jets is stuck
> about 1/2" up.  I suspect that the system may have been filled with summer
> fluid the last time I had it in the shop.
> Is it likely that there has been some damage, or should I expect the system
> to go back to normal once everything thaws?
> Thanks,
> James

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