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The driver's side windshield washer nozzle on my EX is leaking. It looks like it shoots out when I go around a hard right turn but not otherwise. Perhaps its just a bad nozzle, but do these things have back check valves? Any similar experiences?
 

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Mine's working - I know because I still am hitting it about every third time I go to put the car in drive (can you say "slow learner"?) :eek:.

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The driver's side windshield washer nozzle on my EX is leaking. It looks like it shoots out when I go around a hard right turn but not otherwise. Perhaps its just a bad nozzle, but do these things have back check valves? Any similar experiences?
 

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Gearshift and wipers

Yes. I read about mixing the gearshift and the wipers and the first time I switched from reverse to drive I did it. It still happens from time to time.

Kind of embarrassing when you are showing off your new Pilot to friends and it seems like you don't know what you are doing.

Evergreen
 

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yes, I've seen traces of the fluid beaded up on the hood. Not sure yet if it is a nozzle leak, or accidental spray... that gear shift movement is rather awkward.
 

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Me too

The driver side washer on my EX-L is also leaking. When my car was delivered, I watched them pop out the washer to remove some protective hood plastic. This is done from the inside, with the hood up. Looks simple enough - I'll take it apart tonight and see what's up.
 

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leak

Yup. Mine leaks too on right-hand turns.

The MDX had it's "weeping mirrors" and I guess the Pilot has it's "weeping washer valve".

I would love a fix for this (have not been to the dealer yet) since it stains a clean hood!
 

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No leak here. I've been trying all sorts of sharp right turns and can't get it to leak. That shoud rule out a design defect -- at least if your VIN is after 1548...

Maybe someone filled it too full?:)

I did use mine the first day (and sometimes by mistake) so it wasn't full to the brim very long.

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2003 Pilot EX-L, Starlight Silver Metallic #1548 (rear spashguards, cargo tray, wheel locks, Nissan Quest cargo net)
 

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re: windshield washer leak

No leak here, either.
 

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Leak

Not sure if this matters but mine has not leaked in two days. I'm guessing that it only leaks within a few hours after actually using the washer fluid. Somehow it sits in the hose right by the nozzle and flies out when you turn.

If you don't use the fluid for a few days, there is nothing to leak out. Sound logical?

I'm no expert, but maybe the hose can be "moved" to not let residual fluid sit in the hose...???

Any thoughts?
 

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Picked up my Evergreen EX-L tonight. Very nice inside and out. However immediately opon leaving the dealer lot, I turned right and saw washer fluid "dripping" out of the drivers side nozzle and onto the hood. Mind you, I never mistakenly grabbed the lever nor spritzed the windshield at this point

So I experimented by spritzing my windshield. I found an empty parking lot , spirtzed, wiped windows finished. All done, right?. Nope: I then turned right and fluid literally "streamed" from the nozzle, all over the hood.

This is rather annoying, bad for the paint/wax and just shouldn't happen. I'm taking the vehicle in in 2 days for running boards and will bring it up with service. I'll mention similar problems others have had, via this internet forum.
 

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Both Nozzles Leak

Over the last week I've noticed that both of my nozzles leak a few drops after driving about 20 miles to work.

Going to the dealer in the morning. I'll report back if they found/fixed the problem.
 

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Problem Solved

Service rep wrote up washer reservoir was overfilled. Problem solved.

Issue: Should have be caught during vehicle prep.
 

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Re: Re: Windshield washer leak

pjl56 said:
Mine's working - I know because I still am hitting it about every third time I go to put the car in drive (can you say "slow learner"?) :eek:.

I have to meditate for a good ten minutes before I drive the car just so I remember the gear selector lever is not the windshield wiper lever ...

PrG

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Still Leaking

I have used my windshield washer fluid more than enough times to have emptied the reservoir if it were too full. Still getting leaks. Mentioned to service advisor when having day/night mirror installed. They looked at it and said it was performing like others and that maybe I just didn't notice it before because my other vehicles weren't white. I'm sorry, but I can't say that I wouldn't have ever seen fluid flowing all over the hood of my other vehicles, even if they weren't white. Another problem that they can't seem to fix at this time.
 

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too full?

I agree. I find it very difficult (after looking at the hoses under the hood) to believe that the tank is too full.

I think it's just a poor design of the hose running across the top of the hood.
 

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there's no way that its caused by being overfilled. My reservoir is about 1/4 full right now, and driver side nozzle is like a water bubbler when taking hard right turns. My theory is that after spraying windshield, the (longer) hose running to driver side remains full of fluid until is all drains out (via the nozzle, onto the hood).
Once the hose is drained, problem is solved... until you spray windshield again. :eek:
Would seem as though a redesign of the nozzle arrangement (so that some sort of vacuum lock is formed) is in order.
 

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We have no leaks fro the front washers but had some dribbles out of the rear washer. Go figure.

The only reason we noticed this is that we were going down the road while riding on the back bumper to check the aerodynamics of the rear spoiler. :19: ;)

But seriously, it dripped and dried about 6 inches worth of washer fluid. If that the worst things that ever happens to it I'll be happy. :D

You may want to check your fluid level in the washer reservoir. Ours in about 6 inches from the rim (delivered like this) and we haven't had any leaks from the front. As far as the rear leak goes you r guess is as good as mine.
 

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:confused: OK, I'm perplexed by this. Why is this annoying runoff occuring on only some Pilots. I checked under the hood, and note a significant amount of "slack" in the longer hose running to the drivers side nozzle. I'm thinking this must be where fluid is accumulating, and later flowing out the nozzle. This is not a high tech system... just a small pump that projects the fluid up thru the lines. Rather than wait for Honda to solve problem, I'm contemplating cutting an inch or so off the longer line to allow gravity to produce a smoother "backflow" to the reservoir.
Prior to doing so, could someone(s) who is NOT having this problem check to see if their hose if taught, or if there is excess slack?
 

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Not having problems.....

For those that are not having problems, have you used your washer yet?

I don't have the problem as long as I don't use the washer. If I use the washer I'm guaranteed to have a leak out the left side the next time I make a right-hand turn.

For those that are not having problems: Use your washer, wait a few minutes (or even a few hours) and then take a right turn. If it does not leak, I would like to see what your hoses look like under your hood.

I'm also considering changing the "configuration" of the hose leading to the left nozzle. However, I'm going to the hardware store first to get some extra hose to play with.
 
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