- Reply to Topic
Thread: Washer fluid change Reply to Thread

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.

Email Address:


  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
11-04-2019 10:17 AM
dln1962 Plenty of good suggestions about how to solve the problem but I'll just add that I used to use the RainX stuff and quit because it seemed to attract crud to the windshield. When it hasn't rained and the vehicle hasn't been washed for awhile, it seemed to make the wipers streak and smear really badly when Mr. Rain did come along. Went back to the old blue stuff and the effect went away. YMMV, as always.
10-20-2019 08:13 AM
Originally Posted by Ingebelle View Post
I wish to use RainFX fluid for the washer fluid. How do I get the old fluid out the simplest way?
Go to your local parts store and buy a generic 12v fluid pump. It shouldn't be more than $75. Then go to lowes or home Depot and buy a length of 1/4" tubing, $4. Then to your local electronics store and get some wire and large alligator clips, about $10. You'll be all In for less than $100 after tax.

Go home and put everything together, snake the tube to the bottom of the reservoir, attach the gator clips to your battery and let it pump all the liquid out.

As a pro tip, if you attach another length of tubing to the output of the pump you can probably redirect it onto your windshield and wash your windows at the same time. It will be more effective if you also run your windshield wipers.

For about $5 you can get some rope to tie to the wider blades. Cut the rope in half and attach 1 piece to either blade. You'll need 2 friends for this part. Take the output hose from the fluid pump and aim it at different parts of the windshield while your 2 friends use the ropes to pull the wiper blades back and forth.

Now doing this while youre on the freeway gets a little tricky. you'll need a fourth friend to drive and a few rolls of duct tape...
10-18-2019 11:58 AM
Kruzin Turkey baster.
10-18-2019 11:33 AM
222Doc could use suck pump, siphon tube.
10-18-2019 11:23 AM
Kruzin Press the washer button in your vehicle and hold it till the reservoir is empty.
Or just do what jtec said, there's no harm in mixing washer fluids.
10-18-2019 10:00 AM
jtec add the rainX to current fluid, my experience it does not work as expected till the second bottle of rainx so don't expect instant results. but well worth the extra price.
10-18-2019 09:19 AM
Washer fluid change

I wish to use RainFX fluid for the washer fluid. How do I get the old fluid out the simplest way?

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome