Trying to Remove Washer Jets

Mitsubishi Delica L400 production commenced in 1994 -- After much anticipation, the L400 arrived on Canadian Soil in 2009!
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Trying to Remove Washer Jets

Postby pj_jazzy_janz » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:14 am

Went poking around in there the other day (trying to angle the driver side a bit higher), but can't seem to get at the underside of the jets. Does anyone know the trick?

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Postby Ralph in Winnipeg » Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:32 am

I'm pretty sure that you can angle the jets without removing them. I usually use a push pin (like on a bulletin board) and stick it it the nozzle to move it around. Ralph in Winnipeg.

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Postby pj_jazzy_janz » Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:50 am

I'd heard that. I tried to jiggle some kind of pin in there, but it clearly lacked the required fortitude and broke off in the nozzle. :shock: Much cursing ensued. Now I need to get it out. I just can't figure out how to get at the underside of the jet.

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Postby patriceboivin » Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:27 am

Probably won't work, but how about using a magnet to tease it back out?

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Postby izack98 » Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:00 pm

I had to remove my jets today to clean them. Here are some pics and a tutorial for you pj_jazzy_janz

First open the hood and remove all the bolts holding the cabin fresh air intake to the underside of the hood (I believe there were 16 screws/bolts altogether - not all are indicated in this pic).
Also remove the 3 grommets holding the rubber boot for the turbo fresh air inlet (one is circled in yellow).
There is also a row of bolts on the underside (area is indicated by the arrows)
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Heres what the 10mm bolts look like. There are also 6 phillips screws.
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Once you get the fresh air intake off you will see the hoses and nozzle locations. You may be able to work from here. I disconnected the hoses and blew compressed air back from the nozzles. Then blew out the lines. That cleared them out.
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Last time I fixed them I had to remove the cowling (for lack of a better description). from the top side of the hood. Be careful as there are two snap in connectors on each side underneath. They are pretty brittle. I broke the first one as I didn't know they were there, then tried very carefully to remove the second one. It broke too. Arrows show the approximate location of these snap in connectors. Be patient. Both mine are broken but the cowling still stays on as there are several other push in connectors (different type) as well. So if/when you break those 2 outside ones there are others that will do the job.
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This is how and where they push in to the hole in the hood (or used to).
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Once you get the cowling off you will see the underside of the nozzles. Remove the hose and use needle nose pliers to gently squeeze together the retaining clips. The nozzle comes out easily.
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I blew everything out with compressed air. Put it all back together and adjusted the nozzles.

I used a very tiny drill bit (used for cleaning carburetor jets etc) to play with the adjustment to get it just right. You have to be careful doing this or you will enlarge the sprayer hole and then it just dumps fluid at lower pressure at the bottom of the windshield.
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Hope this helps.

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Postby izack98 » Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:34 pm

Oh yah, I should add.
If you just want to remove the nozzles you don't have to remove the fresh air ducting under the hood. It just makes it easier as it covers all the hoses and connectors to the nozzles.
It removes quite easily once all the screws are out.

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Postby thelazygreenfox » Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:37 pm

Good write up IZ. Gotta love pictures.
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Postby Growlerbearnz » Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:19 pm

Great work! This one's definitely going in the Technical Reference Library.
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Postby pj_jazzy_janz » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:19 am

Oh MAN!!! I've been away from the forum for a while and totally missed this little nugget! I had gotten as far as the cowling, but was bested by my fear of breaking some unseen something-or-other (now I know it's two clips!) that was surely lurking underneath. Thanks for the info, and the pics, and the knowledge that I can take it off and will be able to put it back on. The layer of bugs on the windshield is starting to pile up... :roll:


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