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Tubing to windshield washer (rear)

I have to replace the tubing for the rear window washer on my 03 Ody. I had a nick in the tubing a few inches from the reservoir. Unfortunately I can't reconnect the old tubing to the reservoir, so I have to "replumb". I can follow the existing tubing back behind the front right wheel to a point where the tubing slips through a wall and disappears. I had hoped that I would find a nipple there, and I would just have to replace the section from the nipple to the reservoir, but no luck.

Am I now faced with the prospect of replumbing all the way back to the rear window, or is there a shorter and simpler route?

Thanks in advance!
 

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I would think you should be able to buy some type of connection splices so that you can just cut out the bad section and splice in a new part. I'd check with your local auto parts stores.
 

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psu ody fan makes a good point - there is no need to "re-plumb" from front to rear. Just do a splice.

Get a short piece of appropriate tubing and splice it into the line using a connector. Or maybe you can do that splice with the old piece of tubing depending upon the condition/damage of the original line.

A good candidate for a connector will be a straight, barbed vacuum hose connector.

Here is one result of a 'random google search' that has pictures of such connectors:

http://www.imperialinc.com/grp327.shtml

Here is another:

http://www.gates.com/europe/brochure.cfm?brochure=2490&location_id=5167

Chances are very good you can find a size that will work at your local autoparts store (as psu ody fan indicated). They might very well have one specifically listed for windshield washer tubing, but if not look at the vaccum hose connectors.

Best of luck.

Edit: Maybe it would be worthwhile to take in that bit of tubing you cut off so that you can verify on the spot that you are getting an appropriate size of tubing and connector.
 

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If its just a nick, get a connector from the local auto parts store and put that right where the nick is.

Sounds like a 10 minute job.
 
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