Question about 2001 Chevrolet Malibu
I want to try to patch or replace. It looks like it could be very difficult.
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.
Posted on Sep 22, 2009
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.
Posted on Aug 21, 2009
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.
Posted on Nov 23, 2008
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
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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