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Mildew wiper fluid

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by 05newb, Apr 26, 2018.

  1. Apr 26, 2018 at 4:26 PM
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    05newb

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    For some reason every time I use my wiper fluid, my truck cab gets filled with this horrid stench of mildew. Somehow the water has gotten nasty in my reservoir. I drained it all out and re-filled with clean water but it still does it. What are some ideas on how to clean this out?
     
  2. Apr 26, 2018 at 4:42 PM
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    NewImprovedRon

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    I have read that some people use a weak blend of (10%) bleach and water and run it through the washer/lines. I wouldn't do that though as I would be concerned about the effect on rubber and paint that it contacts. Some folks recommend using hot (not boiling) water in the reservoir and pumping it through the lines to the nozzles. After it is cleaned out, make sure you use a washer fluid instead of plain water.
     
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  3. Apr 26, 2018 at 5:12 PM
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    Buy a couple bottles isopropyl alcohol, run the sprayer to get it in the lines, let it sit for a couple minutes, repeat a couple times and fill it with washer fluid. The remaining alcohol won't hurt anything and will mix with the fluid.
     
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  4. May 3, 2018 at 8:23 AM
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    I ran a half bottle of alcohol through the lines and it worked. No more stank in the water. Then had to buy a $3.69 bottle of Prestone washer fluid but it doesn’t have any smell
     
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  5. May 3, 2018 at 12:42 PM
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    Glad you got it back in shape!
     

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