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Last week I ran out of washer fluid on my 06' G6, so I obviously went and refilled it. The first time I tried cleaning my windshield since refilling the washer fluid, it only sprayed out on the passengers side and not the drivers side. Also, the spray on the passengers side is only spraying at about half of the power it usually is. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-01-2016, 06:36 AM
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I'd say check to see if the line/nozzle is clogged first. You can remove the liner underneath the hood, there are just a few clips and screws, it's easy to get off and put back on. Disconnect the hose and see check the nozzle, you can get a new pair from ebay or somewhere fairly cheap.
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Last week I ran out of washer fluid on my 06' G6, so I obviously went and refilled it. The first time I tried cleaning my windshield since refilling the washer fluid, it only sprayed out on the passengers side and not the drivers side. Also, the spray on the passengers side is only spraying at about half of the power it usually is. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
I'm thinking you have a broken hose on the driver's side. That would explain both issues. I haven't had to deal with this on my G6, but on one of my w-bodies, I had to remove the cowl to gain access to the broken line. And removing the cowl requires pulling at least one of the wiper arms, which can be a PITA. Having a removal tool is a big help, but I couldn't find one at a parts store, so I finally bought one on-line. It makes getting the wiper arm off a breeze.

But inspect it first. You may not even need to remove the wiper arm to repair the hose.

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I'm not sure if I'm on the same page, but in order to remove the nozzle and the line that goes it you don't need to mess with the wipers at all. The nozzle are on the hood itself and they look like the picture below. The hose goes from underneath the hood. You can see the hose going to the nozzle if you look at the far right side of your car, bottom-right corner of your hood if you have it popped open and are looking at it from underneath.

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In my experience, it sounds like the nozzle might be clogged or bad. They can go after awhile or if theyíre hit with a lot of pressure, like if youíre scrapping snow off the car during winter or take a power washer to clean the car, so thatís a possibility. They're really just cheap plastic and easily damaged, unfortunately. When I first bought my G6 years ago, I got eight free oil changes from the dealership. When I brought it in during the winter, a dealership mechanic wiped snow off with his hand and took the nozzles right with it. If you need to replace them, the dealership charges a fortune (of course) and I donít think parts stores are allowed to sell them. You can find them easily at wreckers or online and you can get the part number from the dealership to get the right ones.

If I were you, Iíd start with what Maty suggested and see if something's wrong with the nozzle. If itís a clog, you might be able to shoot compressed air through the nozzle with an air compressor or even a computer keyboard spray to clean it. After that, Iíd check to see if you have problems with any loose connections or if the line is leaking. Chances are, and fingers crossed, the nozzleís either clogged or a connectionís been slightly dislodged. If it doesnít work after either of those, your best bet is to get a new pair. If you go through the dealership, it can be $30 per nozzle, but I've seen some online for $3 for two.

Hereís a link with an idea of shooting compressed air to clean it out a bit.

Pontiac G6: Ive got a 2006 Pontiac G6 and my Windshield Washer

Hereís a link for a video on cleaning out the nozzle. The carís different than a G6, but itís the same principle.

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