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How do you drain/flush the windshield washer fluid tank?

Need to remove bad fluid that causes windshield clouding/streaking

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The best and easyest way is to take it out and wash it out with vinagar and hot water. There should only be three bolts holding it in so it is very easy to remove.

Posted on Dec 10, 2012

  • Reb Ratcliff Dec 10, 2012

    Unfortunately, having trouble with access to the tank . . . Could be emptied & flushed without removing it?

  • Glenn O'Donal Dec 10, 2012

    Yes it can be if you can get to the pump on the bottom of your tank. Or you could just take off the line that feeds the windshield washer under ya hood and run ya washe untill it is empty. Use a gallon jug to let the fluid go in and then add about half gallon of vinager and water and do the same thing with it.. Just dont run the pump alot with nothing in it because you can burn it up. Hope this helps.


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SOURCE: 1998 Grand Prix GTP windshield washer (full) not pumping fluid

Yes it's easy to do, remove tank pull pump off of tank, and replace pump, Napa has this pump # 6651533 it runs between $14.00 and $20.00 .

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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 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.

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the windshield washer pump might be bad. It should be located somewhere on the reservoir

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maybe its the fuse thats lodged inside the pump

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SOURCE: Leaking windshield washer fluid resivour

I had a similar problem. My first thought was that the reservoir was leaking but there were no holes in it. Then I noticed that the fluid hose had come off the hose junction fitting (above the passenger side fender -- hard to reach without taking off the panels) and fluid was siphoning out. Later on the hose came off again, and so when I had it in the shop for some other maintenance I asked the guys to look at it. They told me there was a pressure problem with the reservoir pump which was causing the hose to disconnect. They changed out the pump and it's been working fine now.

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