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Old July 31st, 2014, 08:25 AM
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Back door window sprayer worth fixing?

My truck has the in door soft bladder door washer. I don't think the pump works, and am wondering if I should bother repairing it. I suppose my question is if the back window sprayer even provides a benefit, or if they leak or have any other issues. I'm coming from a series which never had sprayers and I didn't miss them...
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Old July 31st, 2014, 12:31 PM
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Funny, went through the same quandary w/ my 90 w/ the same bladder setup. Mine was inop and the nozzle (early style) was broken. Turned out the plug was disconnected. I fixed that, cleaned and lubed the wiper gearbox, replaced the nozzle and blade and it works great. No leaks. That said, I may have used it once in a year...

I'd fix it, also gives a reason to get into the door, touch up any corrosion, cracks from the spare, etc. Good rainy afternoon job.

BTW George/RDS has the early nozzles if you need one...kind of hard to come by in the States.
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Old July 31st, 2014, 01:01 PM
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Yeah I suppose I'll see if I can get it running. I have the door card out and it looks all present, once I get the harness reconnected I'll see if I can figure out why it isn't pumping. I just was curious if these things have a reputation. Thanks
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Old July 31st, 2014, 02:46 PM
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Found out my problem late one night while driving and wondered why my leg was getting so wet. I'd accidentally turned on the squirter, and the one way valve (in the head liner above the drivers seat) had failed not allowing the washer fluid to go to the rear window, but did allow it to pour out a weep hole into the interior cab. Why the valve wasn't located under the bonnet has got me fooled. The valve is located there now though !
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Old July 31st, 2014, 03:37 PM
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A good example of British Engineering if there ever was one. Thankfully thats not the system in my truck, which is all contained in the rear door, reservoir and all.
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