For lack of a better term, I'm calling the exterior projection of the windshield washer, to which attaches the flexible tubing that goes to the windshield wiper, a "nipple." This piece/projection starts at the base of the wiper mount about 1/4" outside diameter, and narrows to a 1/8" hard plastic tube to which the flexible tubing from the wiper slides onto. The entire assembly is one piece, and the rocker arm is the centermost portion of this assembly. Do I have you completely confused yet?
I broke the passenger side "nipple" when I banged it while cleaning the windshield with a squeegie.
Recently I had to have my windshield replaced. Apparently when they lowered the old windshield out, the other nipple was broken on the driver side wiper base assembly.
Using superglue, I reattached the passenger side, but like most plastics, you cannot successfully glue these parts back together. I maintained the hole through which the washer fluid is pushed by using a finishing nail which fit quite nicely. Superglue will glue this piece to fingers quite successfully, tho.
Does anyone know a replacement part? I'm pretty sure this is a commonly broken part, in that it is plastic, exposed, and relatively fragile.
I thought about placing 1/4" clear PVC tubing over the larger base part and fitting/gluing the flexible tubing inside the 1/4" tubing, but the base of the "Nipple" is just a shade smaller than 1/4" ID tubing and 1/8" is too small to fit over this base.
Has anyone had to deal with this problem? What did you do?