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Windshield washer reservoir is leaking. Could it be the reservoir or just the tubing? How can I check?

I have already replaced the pump..Thought that was only problem . But still will not hold washer solution.

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Put food color red in it find red leak will not hurt it at all

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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.
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Posted on Nov 23, 2008

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SOURCE: Windshield washer fluid will not pump

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

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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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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.
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SOURCE: 1998 ford expedition front windshield washer

fuse for washer pump, can you here the pump, if not then power to pump isn't present. Check the fuse for it.

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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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My 2005 Avensis sedan front windscreen washer does not work - wipers do still opperate. Where is the fuse for this located and what else could cause this problem?


PROBABLE CAUSE Impact to the front bumper pushes the bumper back far enough to break the washer pump hose fitting. CORRECTIVE ACTION Replace the windshield washer reservoir and washer motor with updated parts. REPAIR PROCEDURE 1. Turn the ignition switch to ACC (I) to unlock the steering column. 2. Raise the vehicle on a lift. 3. Remove the right front inner fender. Unhook and pull back the bumper for better access. CLIPS (6 places.) SCREWS (6 places.) RIGHT FRONT INNER FENDER 4. Release the hooks on the upper right side of the front bumper. 5. Remove the clip from the filler neck, then remove the filler neck. FILLER NECK CLIP WINDSHIELD WASHER RESERVOIR CLIP WASHER MOTOR CONNECTOR BOLT BOLTS WASHER TUBES 6. Remove the right front fender trim, and disconnect the washer hose from the 90-degree fitting. CLIP FRONT FENDER TRIM FRONT HOSE 7. Disconnect the 2P connector and the two washer tubes from the washer motor. 8. Remove the washer reservoir clip and the three bolts, then pull out the reservoir. 9. Assemble the new reservoir components, but do not install the filler neck. 10. Trim 85 mm off the end of the 1,260 mm washer tube only. 11. Route the washer tubes on the reservoir. NOTE: The black fitting is for the front windshield nozzles, and the white fitting is for the rear nozzle. 85 mm 12. Install the reservoir. 13. Connect the rear tube to the straight fitting in the wheelwell. 14. Connect the 2P connector to the washer motor. NEW RESERVOIR Connect the rear washer tube. CLIP BOLT 9.8 N•m (7.2 lb•ft) 15. Install the filler neck with the original clip. Connect the front washer tube to the 90-degree fitting. Then reinstall the front fender trim. WASHER FLUID DIPSTICK 2P CONNECTOR FRONT FENDER TRIM FILLER NECK CLIP

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The windshield washer for both the front and back doesn't dispense fluid. The pump motor seems to be working. I tried tracing the line to see if it had become disconnected, but i couldn't follow it all the...


try and fill up the washer bottle with water for test and use it. if you hear the pump work keep using it till you see where fluid is leaking out. my guess is a hose is broken and all the fluid is leaking out

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Replace windshield reservoir


Windshield Washer Motor REMOVAL & INSTALLATION 1987-95 Vehicles
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Drain or siphon the washer solvent from the reservoir.
  3. For 1987-91 vehicles, remove the brace.
  4. Unfasten the reservoir screws.
  5. Detach the electrical connectors and washer hose.
  6. If necessary, remove the reservoir from the vehicle.
  7. Remove the washer pump motor from the reservoir. Fig. 1: Location of the windshield washer fluid reservoir and pump - 1987-91 vehicles 89636g50.gif
    To install:
  8. Install the washer pump motor on the reservoir. Make sure the pump is fully seated in the reservoir gasket.
  9. Position the reservoir in the vehicle.
  10. Attach the electrical connectors and washer hose.
  11. Install the reservoir retaining screws.
  12. Install the brace.
  13. Fill the reservoir with washer solvent.
  14. Connect the negative battery cable, then check for proper washer pump operation.
1996-99 Vehicles
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Drain or siphon the washer solvent from the reservoir.
  3. Detach the electrical connectors from the washer.
  4. Disconnect the hose from the washer pump.
  5. Loosen the nut at the bottom of the washer reservoir.
  6. Unfasten the 2 nuts, then remove the washer solvent reservoir.
  7. Remove the washer pump from the container.
  8. If necessary, remove the solvent lever sensor switch from the washer solvent container. Fig. 2: Exploded view of the washer fluid reservoir, pump and level sensor 89636g51.gif
    To install:
  9. Install the solvent level sensor switch in the washer solvent container. The tab on the solvent level sender switch must be lined up with the slot in the hole.
  10. Install the washer pump into the reservoir, making sure the pump is pushed all the way into the container seal.
  11. Install the washer solvent reservoir and secure with the 3 nuts. Tighten the nuts to 44 inch lbs. (5 Nm).
  12. Attach the electrical connectors to the solvent level sensor and washer pump.
  13. Connect the hose to the washer pump.
  14. Fill the reservoir with washer solvent.
  15. Connect the negative battery cable, then check for proper washer pump operation.
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WINDSHIELD RESERVOIR RAPIDLY EMPTIES WHEN WASHER FLUID IS ENGAGED. THE RESERVOIR RETAINS FLUID WHEN THE PUMP IS NOT ENGAGED.


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.
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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.

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  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.

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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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