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Old 3rd August 2008
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My '99 Saab 9-3 Convertible is having issues with the windshield washer sprayers. The headlight sprayers are working but the windshield sprayers are not working. I have topped off the fluid.
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Post 3, thanks to Munki.
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i have the same car and the past week i had the same issue... the headlight washers were working, but not the windshield... it turns out that the check valve of the driver side headlight sprayer and the driver side windshield washer check valve were broken-- i just ordered new check valves yesterday off eeuroparts and they weren't too expensive.

Circled in red are the top two valves directing the fluid to the windshield washer jets... make sure the driver side one is not clogged by disconnecting the tubes and making sure everything is clear.


To find the next check valves, which seemed to be working for me, take off the grille. The one on the driver's side of my car was leaking, so we ordered the new parts.


check out the different valves and disconnect some tubes to see if anything is clogged- to see how far the fluid is getting, disconnect the tubes closest to the pump and use the wiper fluid to see if a stream comes out.. do this up until you encounter the problem.
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Thanks, I have fixed the problem. The pictures helped me.
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Hi --

My apologies for hijacking a thread , but I don't have a snapshot of my problem, and the picture above is an exact shot of the problem area I'm having with my 1997 900 SE Turbo.

The red valve that is circled in the picture above -- on my car that valve is leaking wiper fluid. How hard is that to replace? And what is the specific name of that valve (for ordering purposes)? Also, the fluid pressure seems very low when it sprays out -- my assumption is that problem is related to the leak. Would you agree?

Thanks!
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Its child's play to change the washer control valves.
I'd just use a razor blade and cut, 1/2" will be lost, no sweat, there is a little extra length.
The hard part is finding them
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Thanks! I found one on ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=250737919941

So I just snip the lines, and re-attach?
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Thanks for your help! I found one on ebay. I hope re-attaching it is as easy as you've described .
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