03 Neptune AWD
Injen CAI, Hotchkis springs, custom magnaflow exhaust w/4" tip, tint, window deflectors, stubby antenna, 3pc Mr. Grille, foglight conversion mod, Grafxwerks front & steering wheels overlays, Injen oil cap, strut tower brace, P225/45R17 Michelin Pilot Sport A/S, 17" ADR Sokudos
|Quote, originally posted by Tonyk27 Â»|
|I've bin having the same problem and I use the blue -40 stuff year round too?|
I have not had a problem yet so far and you are no more north than me in Michigan... Are you allowing your car to warm up for 10-15 minutes before driving to allow the heat from the engine radiate and warm up the lines? Properly clearing the snow from the front of the washer jet nozzles?
If you go not let the vehicle warm up properly and take up right way, if it is cold out and the wind blowing against the front will freeze any fluids faster than it sitting still; has to do with the wind chill factor.
Click and Clack told her to garage it and use wiper concentrate at 3/4 to half the ratio of water to concentrate.
|Quote, originally posted by sushas Â»|
|Just came back from my 2nd trip to quebec in the winter with my 03 Vibe and for the second time the windshield wiper fluid stopped dispensing when the temperature got around 10 degrees F. I had to resort to pulling over and splash the windshield - was quite dangerous. After garaging everything worked fine for about 10min in the cold, then the same problem started. As soon as we were back further south, and temps were back to around 15 degrees, it started working again. I used -40 degree fluid and made sure it was filled up. Has anyone had this problem? And what can I do?|
Am afraid to take the Vibe on another ski trip!
Ive never had that happen to my vibe or any car. Either the nozzles were frozen over, wrong fluid OR the motor/pump is having some problems when it gets cold.
|Quote, originally posted by northvibe »|
|ABS is really for lazy americans|
I ended up just running the washers for a bit every few minutes until it was all gone. Filled it up with some good winter fluid and topped it back off with the rest of the windshield washer anti-freeze stuff. No problems since. And I'll make sure the reservior is overflowing the next time it goes in so they won't be filling it up.
I've used that Rain-X fluid the others have posted about - tis pretty good stuff.
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