Windshield washer fluid hose is leaking behind front right wheel
My winshield washer resevoir is leaking water thru a hose that seems to go to the rear window it leaks behind the passenger side wheel.....the hose from the resevoir to the firewall is not leaking ....its behind the wheel well cover is there access from the glove box or from inside I noticed there is a black rubber hose by the fuel reset button that is on the sidewall below the glovebox any help would be appreciated.......Thanks
Re: windshield washer fluid hose is leaking behind front...
I had the same problem. Reservoir would drain for no reason and I later found that the water was soaking the passenger side carpet and filling the wire channel under the doors. Tracked the problem to a barbed fitting behind the passenger side kick panel, just below the dash. The fitting connects the tubing coming through the firewall from the reservoir to the rear wiper/washer. The hose had come loose from the fitting (possibly due to freezing). I re-installed the tubing onto the the fitting and it has been fine ever since.
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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
Sometimes due to deposite of sediments in the hose or the joint of hose and reservoir the fluid stops flowing. Find out which is the washer reservoir, (there is one for the radiator with green liquid, and one for the washer with clear liquid) and the hose that leads to the windshield. Clean the whole hose of any blockages. Also check and clean the jet at the end of the hose. take a paper pin and clean the jet with it. And make sure that the hose is attached to the reservoir. Ask someone to run the washer and see where all these items lie.
May be the resevoir bottle may have something stuck in it, you are right, you may have a clogged line. Also check the routing of the hoses to the squirt that they are not pinched or kinked. Any washer fuild leaking anywhere?
The washer pump is located in the right front fender, mounted infront of the wheel. Remove the front portion of the wheel well splash cover to gain excess. This pump does the work for the front and rear washers. Verify that the pump is working and then check for a pinched hose.
However, if you hear the pump working,as you say, open the hood and take the hoses off the squirter nozzles to see if there is good flow of fluid. If there is, then your nozzles are plugged. You may be able to clean them out with some air pressure. Careful working with the nozzles, as they are plastic and break easy.
Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
Remove the engine fresh air housing inside the engine compartment.
Disconnect the washer hose at the in-line connector forward of
the cowl grille so that the in-line connector remains with the washer
hose from the fresh air plenum.
Disconnect the washer hose from the hose clip located on the front fender side shield.
Remove the filler tube screw.
Hoist and support vehicle on hoist or jack stands.
Remove the right front wheel and tire assembly.
Disconnect the left right front wheelhouse splash shield and move aside.
Drain washer fluid from the reservoir and into a suitable clean container. This can be done by disconnecting the windshield washer hose
from the front (outboard) washer pump and allowing the washer fluid to
drain into a container through a temporary jumper hose connected to the
front washer pump.
Disconnect the electrical body harness connectors to the
washer pump motors and the fluid level sensor. Slide the red lock on
the connector to the release position, then, depress the black tab and
pull the connector off the pump or sensor.
Remove the two reservoir mounting screws.
Disconnect the reservoir from the body mount by raising the
reservoir upward slightly and then down so that the reservoir filler
neck and front washer hose pull through the opening in the front fender
Push filler neck and front washer hose through the opening in the
front fender side shield. Connect the reservoir to the body mount by
lowering the reservoir down.
Install the two reservoir mounting screws. Torque screws to 8.5 - 11.3 Nm (75 - 100 in. lbs.) .
Connect the electrical body harness connectors to the washer
pump motors and the fluid level sensor. Slide the red lock on the
connector to the closed or locked position.
Assure that washer is properly routed to prevent pinching and possible inoperative washers.
Connect the left right front wheelhouse splash shield and move aside.
Install the right front wheel and tire assembly.
lower vehicle from hoist or jack stands.
Install the filler tube screw. Torque screw to 8.5 - 11.3 Nm (75 - 100 in. lbs.) .
Connect the washer hose to the hose clip located on the front fender side shield.
Connect the washer hose at the in-line connector forward of the cowl grille.
Install the engine fresh air housing inside the engine compartment.
Mine had this problem it was the motor on the fluid tank front driver right behind the bumper too the headlight out and there it was had to syphon all the fluid out its a 2 way motor so your front might work but the back wont
These days, most windshield washer pumps are mounted to the bottom of the washer fluid reservoir. Where’s that, you ask? Well, you know that spout you pour the fluid into—the one that disappears into nowhere? Well, the reservoir is actually located inside the front fender between the bumper and the front wheel.
To replace the pump, you will have to jack up the vehicle, remove the front wheel and then remove the inner fender liner.