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Re: Defrosting frozen windshield fluid

MDBONES I will try to locate the purple power -- I have something similar I already purchased (it was tinted purple also) purported to work -35 - the whole design thing comes because the reservoir is so low to the ground (it look it apart) - the piping also runs low to the ground --

Istowell -- I think I will try the isopropyl alcohol cant make it any worse im not expecting much below zero here in Cleveland - the standard solutions shouldn't freeze somethings not right down there

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MDBONES I will try to locate the purple power -- I have something similar I already purchased (it was tinted purple also) purported to work -35 - the whole design thing comes because the reservoir is so low to the ground (it look it apart) - the piping also runs low to the ground --
My washer reservoir is in the same location as yours. I've never had that problem.
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Re: Defrosting frozen windshield fluid

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Pour in a little isopropyl alcohol it will thaw ...then run it empty and fill it with winter de-icing washer fluid.

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Your local auto store will have winter concentrate, as other poster mentioned, add, run drive and refill with winter fluid..
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Re: Defrosting frozen windshield fluid

Try the WURTH winter formula. Powerful stuff. A tad expensive but truly the BEST! You can order online.


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Re: Defrosting frozen windshield fluid

Also can use einszett 949515 Anti-Frost Winter Windshield Washer Fluid Concentrate
Both WURTH and EINSZETT are available on Amazon.
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Re: Defrosting frozen windshield fluid

Don't have that problem with mine and its been into the single digits most of the week. I use the Prestone De-Icer washer fluid since having a problem with the rear washer fluid line freezing up in our Ford Escape. Also keep a spray bottle of it to use as deicer. They also marklet a de-icer booster which is basically just different alcohols.
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Re: Defrosting frozen windshield fluid

HI!
I am a new member with many years in the auto, truck and bus industry.
How come the same fluid in my 2001 grand cherokee doesn't freeze but it does in my 2011? Its not the fluid, it's a bad design in the 2011! What can I do?
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Re: Defrosting frozen windshield fluid

Thanks for the info., but why no trouble with my 2001 and the 2011 froozen, Same fluid!
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Re: Defrosting frozen windshield fluid

I've lived in Wisconsin or Minnesota most of my life and I've always used the cheapest 'winter' blend 'blue' washer fluid I could buy.

I've never had a problem with my washer fluid freezing (only once when I had 'summer' blend in my Audi).

My Jeep sits outside in sub-zero temps every winter and I've never had problems.

But then again, I usually never try to wash my windshield until the engine is heated up and I've got warm air blowing on the windshield.

Any attempt to clean my windshield before there is warm air blowing on it from inside usually results in an iced over windshield that is impossible to see through. Learned that my first year of winter driving in Central Wisconsin.
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Re: Defrosting frozen windshield fluid

I find the limiting factor for driving my Jeep in the snow is the wipers and windshield freezing up here in Maryland. Yes I have the defrost on HI heat mid fan. I haven't had the washer fluid freeze, even with the single digits this week. Any suggestions from you UP NOTH boys would be greatly appreciated. MB has windshield heat (wires) heated wipers and fluid. As usual we have to wait for the technology to trickle down. Sure wish Jeep was still owned by them at least for that reason alone.
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Re: Defrosting frozen windshield fluid

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MB has windshield heat (wires) heated wipers and fluid. As usual we have to wait for the technology to trickle down. Sure wish Jeep was still owned by them at least for that reason alone.
I miss my whole windshield grid on my old '06 LR3. Even though I'm in PA, it melted the entire windshield in a few minutes. There is a MOPAR heated fluid kit, but have not checked into it myself. Not sure why heated blades are not more readily available on vehicles these days.
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Re: Defrosting frozen windshield fluid

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I find the limiting factor for driving my Jeep in the snow is the wipers and windshield freezing up here in Maryland. Yes I have the defrost on HI heat mid fan. I haven't had the washer fluid freeze, even with the single digits this week. Any suggestions from you UP NOTH boys would be greatly appreciated. MB has windshield heat (wires) heated wipers and fluid. As usual we have to wait for the technology to trickle down. Sure wish Jeep was still owned by them at least for that reason alone.
My $30k 2012 WRX had a heating element in the windshield to defrost/thaw the wipers, so it's not a high-end car thing. No idea why Jeep wouldn't put that kind of thing in an all-weather/all-terrain type vehicle.


It's a terrible design having the wipers below the spot where the defroster would at least hit them. So instead you get a ton of ice packing up below the wipers. This is already the quietest interior of any car I've owned, but now Jeep focused on acoustic glass so the inside of the car is quieter instead of giving us practical features...
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