"JACK" wrote: Re: 1997 Taurus Windshield washer sprayer on hood.
Mother has a 1997 ford taurus and her mechanic told her she needs new
ones the local dealer will not order them. They told her to go to a junk
yard. I called several yards and was told that was not a part they would
send a worker out to remove from a car any suggestions?
That seems weird that the dealer refuses to order them. I would try a
different dealer or ask to speak to the parts manager. If that doesn't work,
try writing to Ford. You can also do a search on google to see if someone
Other things you can do:
Bent spray tube: Bend it back to the desired direction.
Clogged spray tube: Stick a needle in the nozzle to clear it.
Badly clogged tube: Remove and soak it in calcium/lime/rust cleaner.
Cracked plastic feed line: Replace with new tubing from auto parts store.
Everything is broken: Get the parts yourself at a pick-and-pull junkyard.
If nothing fixes the problem: Post an inquiry again, describing the
actual symptoms. The problem may be somewhere else; washer
pump, washer supply line, washer liquid, wiper electrical control,
a fuse, ??? Readers on alt.autos.ford often point out previously
unconsidered problem areas and solutions if symptoms are described.
==== Wendy & John.