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Wiper hose parts....what the???

Discussion in 'Exterior' started by Mr T, Feb 19, 2020.

  1. Mr T

    Mr T Full Access Member

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    Driver side wiper hose, of my 2008 Denali XL, snapped right at the connection that goes down into the cowling. So you see hose come from the plastic part on the car but the little nub at the cowling is broken. Called local GMC dealer to find out if there is a replacement part that snaps into the cowling and then into the existing hose. He said, looking at the diagram, you have to buy a $30 hose assembly that runs from the wiper to the pump. What the? So that snap part isn't replaceable? Only the entire hose assembly? Sounds like a lot more work than is necessary.

    Anyone had this small part break and found a reasonable fix? I'm not as worried about the the $30 as I am the labor to pull the hose from the windshield wiper pump all the way to both wipers. Doesn't sound like fun. While not an all-day job, probably means removing batter, battery cage, wiper fluid tank and a bunch of clips.

    Am I wrong?

    TKH
     
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    I'm not sure exactly what part you're talking about, but is it something you could get for a few bucks from a salvage yard? I don't know for sure, but it's probably the same on the trucks as well as the SUVs.
     
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    usually people just slip a rubber vacuum line over the cracked or broken section that fits snug or use a clamp, it's not like it holds some high pressure fluids, it's just washer fluid
     
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    Even if you bought the $30 kit why would you have to run all that new hose? Just unplug the old hose at the cowl fitting and plug it in to the new fitting. Is it a hard plastic line that is part of the fitting at the cowl?
     
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    Here is the picture of what is actually broken IMG_2386.jpg

    My guess is local auto parts stores sell wiper hose "T" connectors and hose. I could just "T" below this broken part and rune a line through that hole in the cowling right up the wiper arm as the one seen.
     
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    I just ordered some of those tubes, looks like a variety pack for $3.27 those will come in handy some day, been a few times I have had to fix stupid little things like the above
     
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    lol, I have a couple packages coming from china, I'm going to have wear some rubber gloves and fumigate them before I even touch em
     
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    Bath in Corona beer and you will be fine.
     

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