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Windshield washer reservoir has a leak. How can I remove it ?

I want to try to patch or replace. It looks like it could be very difficult.

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I'm guessing you may have figured this out by now but I had to do it recently.

First drain the fluid from the reservoir. Then remove the car battery. Then the battery tray. I believe it was held on with about 4-5 bolts...one of which threads into a retainer clip on the reservoir itself. Now you have cleared the way to remove the reservoir. It is held in by a few bolts that are accessible from the top side and bottom both. You will have to get on your back and get to those with a ratchet. It will be obvious where these are upon inspection. And finally there is a plastic retainer that goes through the plastic inner fender into a retaining hole in the reservoir. Firmly but carefully separate it from this plastic retainer...you'll probably have to reuse it. After you do that the reservoir is free to move. Unhook the wire harnesses to the fluid pumps. Unhook the lines to the to pumps. Now just pull the reservoir out through the bottom of the car.

Done.

Posted on Sep 22, 2009

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SOURCE: Replace 2001 silverado 1500 4x4 windshield washer fluid reservoir

the only solution acording to the manual is to replace the reservoir... not much to say about that, u do have the option to patch it...be careful with the product u use to glue that patch.
take care

Posted on Aug 21, 2009

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SOURCE: windshield washer reservoir tank is leaking how do I replace?

You must remove from it's mount and empty out any fluids that is in tank.fill the tank with water and locate where the leak is coming from. wash tank a few times and the let dry upside down. Get some sand paper (80  grit course) and sand area where leak is, clean area with a vacume or clean rag.you can buy a 2 stage epoxy that comes in an injection form and squeeze it out on a pc of paper and then get a q-tip and mix the 2 components together, fill the crack or hole generously with the q-tip, if you have to,let dry for 24 hours and mix more and put more on. let dry another 24 hours, replace tank back in it's place and you've solved your leak. (epoxy does wonders if its used properly.
Frankthetank

Posted on Nov 23, 2008

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SOURCE: remove windshield washer reservoir

Take off the wheel well shroud. Firdt remove the front right wheel, it will be easier. Then remove the two screws holding in the tank. Remove the two electrical connectons and small rubber hose. Next (or first) grab the filler tube and twist while pulling it from the tank as it is held in by a rubber gromet. Then pull the tank forward and let it drop down. Nothing else is holding it in except the two screws. Removing the filler tube is a must!

Posted on Apr 21, 2009

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SOURCE: windshield washer fluid reservoir - MB ML 350

right where the lines connect to reservoir, has little black seals that leak. I recommend removing reservoir, empty it out, then use RTV silicone and place it between seals and reservoir. Let it dry for FULL day. than reinstall.

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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How do you replace the windshield washer pump on 2008 ford focus, wipers work but no spray comes out


The hose could be clogged ! Do you know where you add the washer fluid ? Somewhere on the bottom of that plastic bottle is the washer pump .
Removal and Installation
> WARNING: Windshield washer solution contains methanol, which is poisonous. Observe all cautions and warnings indicated on label of washer solution container. Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury.
> CAUTION: When replacing the windshield washer pump be careful not to damage the rubber grommet.
> CAUTION: Do not operate the windshield washer pump before filling the reservoir. Failure to do so could result in premature pump failure.
  1. NOTE: When installing the reservoir, the filler neck must be lubricated using a water-based lubricant.
    Remove the bolt and the windshield washer reservoir filler neck.
  1. Remove the RH fender splash shield. For additional information, refer to Section 501-02 .
  1. Remove the foam filler and remove the retainer.
  1. Remove the 2 screws and the accessory drive splash shield.
    • To install, tighten to 5 Nm (44 lb-in).
  1. Remove the nut, 2 bolts and position the A/C accumulator aside.
    • To install, tighten to 9 Nm (80 lb-in).
  1. Unclip the A/C lines from the inner fender well.
  1. Drill out the rivet and remove the bracket.
  1. Remove the 2 bolts, slide the windshield washer reservoir assembly forward to release it, and position the washer reservoir aside.
    • Install the upper bolt followed by the lower bolt, and tighten to 5 Nm (44 lb-in).
  1. Disconnect the windshield washer tube assembly from the pump and release the windshield washer tube assembly from the washer reservoir.
  1. Disconnect the electrical connector from the windshield washer pump.
  1. Release the wiring harness from the reservoir, and remove the washer reservoir.
  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

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Windshield washer fluid quit working on my 2011 Freightliner Cascadia


There's a few things you might want to check. First, check to make sure the washer fluid reservoir is completely (assuming you hadn't already done that). After you are certain the reservoir is full, look for any possible leaks...either the reservoir or the hoses going from the tank to the windshield. If the tank and hoses are intact, turn on your windshield wipers...then try running the pump. If no washer fluid comes out, and for this you might need another person to assist you, try running the pump again...listening to make sure the pump is in fact running. If the pump does run but still no fluid comes out, inspect all of the hoses as well as all of the outlets where the fluid sprays the windshield...it is possible that the outlets may be plugged. Some common reasons for the outlets to be plugged...debris, dirt/mud, and/or wax (has anyone recently waxed your Freightliner?). Just to be sure, using a small needle or even a wire, ensure each outlet is cleared and not obstructed with anything. After that, try running the pump again. If no luck, try removing the hoses going from the tank to the windshield. Once removed, using something like a wire coat hanger, clear each hose for any possible obstruction. Reattach hoses and try running pump again. If still no luck, I would guess the problem might be located with the washer pump itself. Before opting to replace the pump, if you believe that is the problem and the pump just doesn't operate, check all fuses and inspect any/all wiring connections.

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Jason

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2004 suburban windshield washer fluid tank leaks. how to replace reservoir?


I don't have the complete answer right now. I just had this problem about 7 months ago. I will try to get you the answer right away, my memory is terrible. Anyway it was not the tank leaking, I came across the right person who knew what it was and saved me the hassle of replacing the tank. If I would have replaced the tank the problem would have continued. I'll try to get answer ASAP. Let me say once more, the resevoir tank was not the problem although several people thought it was.

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windshield washer reservoir has a crack in it or look for leaking washer reservoir hose leaking fluid.

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Windshield washer hose is leaking under the fender. Do I have to romove the fender to replace the hose?


Hi,
Don't spend your time removing something that is not relevant to the problem.
The hose can be pulled easily from underneath of that washer reservoir.
First thing is to find out why the washer fluid leaks, look for the cause of the leak.
If the leak is in the reservoir, just remove the reservoir and check it.
If the problem is in the hose line, remove the hose from the "Y" connection between the two washer nozzle and pull the hose from the main outlet of the tank washer.

Hope that clears up everything!
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Mercury villager 1994 washer pump not working


the pump motor likely is bad. get a used washer fluid reservoir at a pick n pull yourself or at car-part.com. page with * is lowest cost.

Pump and Reservoir, Windshield Washer Removal
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable (14301).
  2. Raise and support the vehicle.
  3. Remove the RH wheel (1007).
  4. Remove the RH front fender splash shield (16103). Refer to Section 01-02 for the removal procedure.
  5. Remove the windshield washer reservoir top bolt.

  6. Disconnect the windshield washer reservoir fluid level sensor electrical connector.
  7. Disconnect the rear window washer pump electrical connector from the rear window washer pump.
  8. Disconnect the windshield washer pump electrical connector from the windshield washer pump (17664).
  9. Place a suitable drain pan under the windshield washer reservoir (17618) and drain the washer fluid.
  10. NOTE: The rear window washer hose end is color-coded, matching the connector on the rear window washer pump. Match the colors to ensure proper installation.

    Disconnect the washer hoses from the windshield washer pump and the rear window washer pump on the windshield washer reservoir.

  11. Loosen the two windshield washer reservoir side bolts.
  12. Remove the windshield washer reservoir by sliding it out of the side slots.
  13. Remove the windshield washer pump.

    Installation
To install, reverse the removal procedure. Tighten the lug nuts (1012) to 98-118 Nm (72-87 lb-ft).

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Replace 2001 silverado 1500 4x4 windshield washer fluid reservoir


the only solution acording to the manual is to replace the reservoir... not much to say about that, u do have the option to patch it...be careful with the product u use to glue that patch.
take care

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noI you have to remove the front grill to get to the washer reservoir Nissans are a pain for the location of their washer fluid positions. you have to remove the blinker lights and remove the grill by turning the sloted plastic counter clockwise 1/4 of a turn then pull the grill away from the plastic piece once all 5 have been twisted and are not holding the grill you can lft the grill out and get to the bottle, if you can see the leakand can patch it with 5 minute epoxy withour removing it that would work too.

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Windshield washer fluid reservoir - MB ML 350


right where the lines connect to reservoir, has little black seals that leak. I recommend removing reservoir, empty it out, then use RTV silicone and place it between seals and reservoir. Let it dry for FULL day. than reinstall.

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Reservoir —Windshield Wiper

Removal
  1. Remove the RH wheel; refer to Section 204-04 .
  1. Position RH splash shield aside.
    1. Remove six screws.
    1. Remove three pin-type retainers.
    1. Position RH splash shield aside.
  1. NOTE: Windshield washer fluid should be collected in a container after the windshield washer hoses are disconnected.
    Disconnect the electrical connector and washer hoses.
  1. Remove the upper reservoir bolt.
  1. Remove the windshield washer reservoir.
    • Loosen the two lower reservoir bolts.
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