How to Replace Your Vehicle's Washer Hose
Wiping your windshield all the time can be too much of a hassle especially when you're enjoying your ride. So there is the washer hose to help you. Together with the washer pump, it sends out fluid that allows the impurities in the windshield area to be washed away. However, the washer hose can fail and get damaged over time. Once this happens, the fluid may not flow through it properly. So you need to replace the washer hose immediately. Fear not because you can actually do the process by yourself! You can follow these tools and procedures:
Difficulty level: Moderate
Things you will need:
Pair of scissors or knife
New washer hose
Step 1: Before you start with the replacement process, you must wear a pair of safety gloves as a safety measure upon gaining access to the hood compartment.
Step 2: Open the hood of your vehicle, and find the location of the washer hose. This can be found by tracing the path of the washer fluid reservoir up to the spray nozzles within the hood compartment.
Step 3: Once you have found the location, grasp the part of the old washer hose that is near the spray nozzle with a bit of pressure. To help in removing the old washer hose, pull it away from the opening of the spray nozzle.
Step 4: Remove the old washer hose completely by tracing its path all the way back to the washer line afterwards. If there are clamps that are fastened to it, take these away as well with the help of a screwdriver or wrench. Once the old washer hose is already loosened up, pull it away at once.
Step 5: You may now get ready to install your new washer hose. But before installing it into place, it is recommended to lay it beside the old washer hose. This will help you to determine the appropriate length of the new washer hose before mounting it. A grease pencil or marker can also help in drawing the marks where you need to cut your new washer hose.
Step 6: You may use a pair of scissors or a knife to cut the excess pieces off your new washer hose. Be extra cautious while doing this to avoid damaging the new hose. But if it is already made to be directly fit on your vehicle, then any modification is not necessary.
Step 7: This time, you can mount your new washer hose above the washer line. Then tracing it again all the way to the opening of the washer nozzle, connect its other end. Do not forget to reattach its clamps that you have unfastened earlier.
Step 8: The replacement process is now complete! The only thing left to do is to test your new washer hose. If there is water flowing or coming out of it, then your new washer hose is proven efficient. Close the hood of your vehicle afterwards.