: Windshield Washer Jets



_ike_
03-30-11, 08:41 PM
Do you guys know if these are adjustable?

My passenger side wiper coats that side of the windshield evenly. The drivers sprays into the arm and just scatters the water around, not much gets on the glass.

I put a new wiper arm on since it includes the jets, this one does the same thing as the old one.

tedcmiller
03-31-11, 12:13 AM
As far as I know, they are not adjustable. My wife's 2008 DTS works fine.

TulsaVic
03-31-11, 01:28 PM
I would doubt that they're adjustable, since they're virtually right up against the windshield. If the spray pattern seems strange, is it on the weak side? Maybe you have a blockage upstream of the nozzle that's affecting the spray pattern. I just (yesterday) had one of the nozzles replaced on the drivers side due to blockage.

Cadillac Cust Svc
03-31-11, 03:13 PM
_ike_, I looked through the owners manual for your vehicle and did not find any information on adjusting the spray of the wiper fluid jets. If this continues I would suggest speaking with a dealership about this issue. I hope that helps you.

Jeff Morris, Cadillac Customer Service

_ike_
03-31-11, 06:24 PM
Thanks.

I'll check the tubing of the drivers side. If I can not find a solution I may have the dealer check it when I am there but their service department is pretty awful so I would rather figure it out myself.

_ike_
03-31-11, 11:28 PM
They are adjustable. Each jet is on a ball that can swivel. I'm playing with the old one right now. It was pointed to where the fluid was being caught by the wiper arm. I will adjust the one on the car tomorrow.

Superjim
04-01-11, 12:50 AM
They are adjustable. Each jet is on a ball that can swivel. I'm playing with the old one right now. It was pointed to where the fluid was being caught by the wiper arm. I will adjust the one on the car tomorrow.

THANK YOU..
That is good information.

Texas Jim

_ike_
04-01-11, 06:30 PM
I've pointed them up down, and sideways. I've even turned the jets perpendicular to the windscreen and it has gotten me no results. I think there is a blockage or something causing a weak flow of water. I will have to get the dealer to look at it. I took a screw out of a panel under the hood to try and see the hose and a washer flew off so I need to go in to order that too.

Superjim
04-01-11, 07:05 PM
I've pointed them up down, and sideways. I've even turned the jets perpendicular to the windscreen and it has gotten me no results. I think there is a blockage or something causing a weak flow of water. I will have to get the dealer to look at it. I took a screw out of a panel under the hood to try and see the hose and a washer flew off so I need to go in to order that too.

If you are still under warranty...there should be no charge.

JIm

_ike_
04-01-11, 08:28 PM
It may be covered, I have CPO warranty. I'm not worried about the cost I'm more worried about what the dealer will break trying to do the job. I am going to bring it to a different dealer than where it was purchased. I have to deal with the one I bought the car at because there are some things that were promised to be fixed, they are trying to get out of some of them. It really is a big mess. I will never buy another car there or use them for any service that isn't something they are liable for.

Superjim
04-01-11, 10:13 PM
Give us the name of the no good dealer, so someone else won't go there.

_ike_
04-05-11, 03:17 PM
I am working with GM and the dealer. Once things are sorted out I will post the name.

Lev Blekher
04-11-11, 02:49 AM
I understand your sorrow as both my parent's VWs were damaged each time something had to be fixed. My Cadillac dealer was great however.

I wasted all my washer fluid trying this out, but my driver's side nozzle seems to be less thorough in coverage than the passenger's side. I noticed this in the past too. However it does not affect the quality of the wash or the visibility in my opinion.

_ike_
04-15-11, 03:44 PM
I finally got them working better. For some reason I was adjusting them the opposite way they needed to go. They both give good coverage now that I got the water to hit the windshield and not bounce off of other parts of the wiper.

HartfordGuy
04-19-11, 12:22 PM
Thanks for the tips. The drivers side washer doesn't spread the fluid around as well as the passenger side on my 07 DTS either.