Question about 2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

1 Answer

Washer fluid leak

Washer fluid is leaking when the car is just sitting, i dont beleive it is the pump or a crack in the reservoir. Any other solutions?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 840 Answers

The lines could be dry rotting or just a pin hole can do it but it does sound like somethings loose on the reservoir

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

My wpers work but fluid wont come out can u help me please

Check the fuse. Make sure the hoses are attached to the reservoir and the nozzle where the fluid shoots out. If these are good, then more than likely you have let the reservoir run too low and now the pump is broken. These plastic reservoirs sometimes crack and could leak dry without you knowing it. You should never activate the pump without fluid in it. Most washer fluid pumps are attached or built into the fluid reservoir. You may have to replace both. If you are handy, and the reservoir is easy to access, you can probably change it out yourself. If larger vehicle parts are in the way, you may want to let a mechanic handle it.

Nov 22, 2014 | 2006 Jeep Liberty

1 Answer

My windshield washer fluid leaks only when driving

Look for evidence of fluid residue to identify the source of leakage.

Jan 09, 2014 | 2005 Honda CR-V

1 Answer

Washer fluid system keeps on loosing water

Sounds like you have a crack in the fluid reservoir or a crack in the line from the bottom. Fill the reservoir and get under the car, and follow the water trail to the source of the leak.

Nov 26, 2012 | 2005 BMW 1 Series

1 Answer


open your hood and get close to your washer fluid reservoir and make someone pull washer switch for you if you dont hear any reaction from you fluid pump locates around reservoir means you need to replace that little pump if you hear pump is working but dont spray check clugged spray nozzles or leak some where between reservoir to nozzles inspect lines and check washer system fuse!

Feb 10, 2012 | BMW Cars & Trucks

1 Answer


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

Dec 06, 2011 | 2002 Audi A6

2 Answers

The washer fluid is leaking out on my 2000 - BMW 328i

Hi Friend: Check your Window Washer Canister 1st.If its Not Leaking You'll Need to Check ALL your Hoses From The Washer Canister to the 2 Spray Nozzles . And also to Your Washere Pump.Or its Posible your Washer Pump its Self has Developed a Leak.More Than likely its a Hose thats Old and Cracked, Just Follow ALL Hoses from The Washer with your Hand and Eyes.Have Someone Get into the Vehicle After You Fill your Washer Resevoir and Have the Turn your Washer On To See if It Reveals your Leak,Hope this Helps You, Please Let Me Know.If its your Canister or Hoses there Not Expensive To Replace. From =d_hubbs

Jun 08, 2010 | 2000 BMW 3 Series

1 Answer


There a small diameter hoses that run the the nozzles for the front and rear windshield. More than likely, one is loose or cracked and is leaking. Do you have good spray on the windshield as you operate it? Is one weaker than the other? - If so, you definitely have a leak in a hose or nozzle. Another common leak area is around the reservoir edge or near the pump. The pump commonly resides at the bottom of the reservoir.
Hope this helps!
Rate this solution!

Jan 05, 2010 | 2005 Chrysler Town & Country

1 Answer

Washer fluid indicator is on tried to put in more fluid leaked every where. How do you fix this problem?

washer fluid reservoir is attached to inner fender/bracket by screws.remove screws,hoses,and electrical connectors to inspect reservoir for cracks or faulty seal at washer pump connection;level sending unit.

Oct 16, 2009 | 1999 Audi A8

1 Answer

1999 Caravan washer fluid reservoir looks like fluid leaks from under the reservoir what might it be and how do you fix it?

sounds like a cracked reservoir, you can replace the unit or find the leak and repair it with some plistic weld.

Sep 18, 2009 | 1999 Dodge Caravan

1 Answer

My window washer fluid leaks totally out when

Generally.....3 things happen.
The washer fluid plastic bottle may be cracked....not likely.
The pump (and or gasket at the pump) may be leaking ......30%.
The rubber hose pushed onto the pump to direct the washer fluid up to the window may have popped off........70% ......most likely.

Aug 13, 2009 | 1997 Dodge Caravan

Not finding what you are looking for?
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Logo

Related Topics:

392 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Volkswagen Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers


Level 3 Expert

61168 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6812 Answers

Are you a Volkswagen Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides