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what type of washer fluid spray pattern do you have?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by keakar, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. Dec 5, 2014 at 10:10 AM
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    keakar

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    over in the first gen forum http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-tacomas/354345-windshield-fluid-sprayer-nozzels.html

    lots of us want to get rid of those two streams of water that you can never get good coverage with and switch over to a fan type spray pattern nozzle and I saw someone mention second gens have these, only you guys can answer this so is this true?

    can anyone advise where to find a fan pattern windshield washer fluid spray nozzle that fits our trucks?
     
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    I would assume any auto parts store has them. The OEM toyota ones are probably way overpriced.
     
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    Mine is the equivalent of pissing into a 75mph head wind.
     
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    well the two "jet" streams (I use that term loosely) we get, just hit the windshield about 3" from the bottom so its hard to do anything but wet the wiper arms and hope something splashes up higher as it passes by.

    thanks, at least that's one definite year model Tacoma I can check.

    I hope the socket cutouts fit the same so it can snap right in.

    im not thinking of buying new Toyota parts but maybe a salvage yard deal thing, I don't want to spend $40 on these but the junk yard or someone selling parts might only want $10
     
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    My '06 definitely has the fan type you're talking about. Works great.
     
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    My 11 also has the fan type.
     
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    Mine has the fan type.. and I found them useless. Like your experience with the 2 jet streams, mine just seems to hit a few inches off the bottom and get nothing else. I actually bought some from a Rav4 that has 3 jets and they work great!
     
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    Do your sprayers not have the adjustable nozzles? Have you tried putting a pin in the hole and re-aiming the spray? All the Toyotas with stream nozzles I've had were adjustable.
     
  11. Dec 8, 2014 at 10:52 AM
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    yes, but its a 99 so I don't know if they are adjustable even (I don't think they are) but I did what I could and they are already adjusted up fully or they don't move but still just spray straight line almost, it literally needs to hit the wipers to get the bottom half of windshield wet and the wiper must push the water up top with the blade to clean the window so I need to "flood" it to wash the window so its almost a wasted effort.


    let me be more clear, they look like are smooth with white button inserts pressed in with a hole in it but they don't seam to have the little adjustable nozzle tips that stick out like you see on the newer ones.

    maybe I just need the newer version ones you can adjust so I guess i'll try the 3 stream ones since they have the top one with more of an angle and I know they will adjust.
     
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