They are a great tool for a variety of things. $2.98 for a set of four at harbor freight on sale.Haven't had to adjust them yet on the SF but on other cars, always had great success using a dentist "pick" tool kit. Up here in Canada, Princess auto sells a few kits for less than $10 and contains 3 to 7 picks (depending in the kit) with different bends on the pick end. Sturdy enough that it will not bend (like a needle would) when you apply pressure and long handle for easy control (again better than a needle). I would imagine Harbor Freight would sell a similar kit.
Here's the kit I have:
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6 pc Dental Pick Set | Princess Auto
Never knew dentist tools could be this useful around the garage!
I almost bought something similar but I found the points were getting larger too quickly. Meaning that they would not go into the nozzle hole deep enough and would end up "stretching" the opening when adjusting and affecting the spray stream. I found the dentist picks better for that particular job as they are long and narrow and fit tightly in the whole without play. But that's my experience.I was thinking a hook whenever I pry the small o-ring of the engine oil filter.
I'll choose one of these with the comfortable grip in Canada stores.
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Did you do this fairly early on in the life of the vehicle? I tried the old needle trick a few years after the fact (probably 3 years) and just bent the needle. The balls were too tight to move with one.I just used a needle to adjust them. I was a long process to get them right.
Is it possible to adjust the nozzle to raise the point where the jet hits the windshield? I did a search and a few things came up but no definitive yes or no.
I used a straight scribe. Worked like a champ !I only did it last summer when I inherited the vehicle from my wife. I asked how long the washers have been mis-aimed and she said they were always like that! After 3 years they were tight to move but they moved. Once they were freed they were easy to move around.
I used a pretty shout needle