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I have a 2014 Edge. The temperture dropped and the sprayer will not spray. Anyone else have this issue? Any solutions?

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As you stated this only happens when the weather is cold, you probably have plain water in your washer reservoir. Get the car warmed up and run the washer tank dry. Then fill with washer fluid that's certified to -10° to -20°. 

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Does it have to be dried out? Can't he just add washer/anti freeze concentrate to mix-up with what is already in the tank? I know what water left in the hoses won't mix, but the rest would, right? I have no experience with snow related issues though, just wondering.

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Don't get much snow in Qatar? 😊

 

OP, you should run washer fluid all year because it contains detergents which help removing bugs and debris in the summer and an alcohol as antifreeze in winter.

 

You can prevent freezing in your current plain water by adding some rubbing alcohol.  Wait for a mild day where the hoses between the reservoir and nozzles will have thawed then spray the washers enough times to ensure the alcohol mixture has replaced the plain water in the hoses.

 

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Typical blue stuff froze up on us in our 2010 last year.  First car I've ever owned where that happened.  Had to wait for warmer weather before it started working again.

 

Been running the purple stuff this winter, it's good to -20 I believe.

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Sorry, did not realize that you are in a warm climate. Its -4°C here tonight and water was a logical choice.

 

If your windshield sprayer is failing while the temperature is above freezing, theres's a couple of items that should be checked. 

 

The spray nozles are plastic and have a sharp 90° bend where the sprayer hose connects. This is the point where they break. When the hose breaks off, the pump continues to pump fluid, but never gets pumped through the nozzle. You can pull off the underhood cover and check the hose connections.

 

The other thing i would  consider is the nozzle has becomed blocked due to dirt in the washer system. New nozzles are easy to install. (I wrote a detailed post here in the forum as to how to go about doing this).

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