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#1 (permalink) Old 08-20-2011, 11:53 PM
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I notice with my rear window washer (yes, I actually use it) that it doesn't really spray fluid on my back window. It just trickles in a stream right down the middle of the window. Yes, its functional as it is, but I just bought something brand new and I expect everything to work perfectly.

Do all of the rear washers perform how I described? I would expect it to spray in a fan pattern similar to the front.

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Never tryed mine. I'll let you know how it does.
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I notice with my rear window washer (yes, I actually use it) that it doesn't really spray fluid on my back window. It just trickles in a stream right down the middle of the window. Yes, its functional as it is, but I just bought something brand new and I expect everything to work perfectly.

Do all of the rear washers perform how I described? I would expect it to spray in a fan pattern similar to the front.

Thanks for your help!
same here.
don't worry it's working perfectly
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On my previous cars the rear windows washer never sprayed like how the front washers spray, they just sent a stream of fluid down the middle of the glass.

It's normal.
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Mine too, just flows down the middle of the window.
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Thanks all! Saved me a trip to the dealer.

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Same here on my Sportage ... also works the same way on my Toyota Matrix. Probably because of the unpredictable airflow at the rear of the car - a spray may or may not reliably get on the glass depending on how fast you were going.

As was said earlier... functional
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How to Replace Rear Window?

Replacing rear windows is not much different than replacing front ones. It also might not happen as often since most damage often occurs to the front windows. More than anything, make sure that any replacement window glass is not just for your make and model vehicle but also designed for the rear door and not the front. The two major causes for window replacement lie in the glass itself and the regulator holding it within the door.

1. Access the Window.
2.Replace the Window.

You have to be careful of them .
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same on my 2012 sx. was the same on a 2009 honda fit sport, and the same on a 2001 hyundai elantra gt (fastback)

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Actually it is not possible to have a spray on the back window. at regular driving speeds, there forms a kind of suction effect on the back window due to the aerodynamics of cars/ hatchbacks mainly. you need a powerful jet to overcome the force otherwise if there was a spray you would just get the window washing liquid in thin air, while driving. then it wouldnt be working perfectly since you would have to nearly stop the car to wash the rear window.
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