[A4] Frozen washer jets
indischrot at gmail.com
Thu Dec 25 15:02:35 PST 2008
The headlight washer jets are, I believe, propelled upwards by water
(washer fluid) pressure.
Be sure that the washer fluid is still fluid (and not solid), also
verify that the jet assemblies have not caught themselves on the bumper.
>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?!
>>Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2008 12:20:30 -0800
>>From: "James Hanson" <james0hanson at gmail.com>
>>Subject: [A4] Frozen washer jets
>>To: a4 at audifans.com
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>>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?
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