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Old 12-12-2011, 09:29 PM
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Default windshield wiper fluid reservoir leaking

Noticed a fast drip after filling & it leaks down somewhere towards below the filler neck.

What's the most common leak location? From underneath, it feels to be at or above a horizontal seam in the tank.

How do you drop the fluid tank? I can see one bolt from underneath at the front. Looks like you need to yank out the filler neck too; some sort of a snap-fit ?
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The filler neck has a seal that can leak. Also, the tank can leak from a crack.
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It drops out from the bottom. If you look underneath the car you will see the bolts.
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Old 12-13-2011, 07:38 PM
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Best bet is to take the tank out and inspect it. If you're pretty sure it isn't a hose at the bottom then it's likely you'll need a new tank.

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the reservoir is located on the front passenger side of the car near the front bumper. its underneath

you can easily located it from the filler neck, its held underneath by 3 bolts.

you have to unplug the connectors from the windshield washer motor and fluid level indicator from the top...the unplug the main hose that comes from the ww motor..

from underneath its pretty forward remove the 3 bolts theres one in front, one on the side near the engine and one in the back near the wheel well...there is a gasket between the container and the cars metal frame remove it to use it again...installation is reverse on removal

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There is not a hose at the bottom, it's sucked out through the top/motor.
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Thanks, next reasonably warm day I'll give it a try. It sure looks like the mouth of the filler tube won't fit thru the hole -- after I get the hoses out of the way will it pass thru, or do I have to separate the upper filler tube from the lower half? And if so, how do I re-seal it when I put it back together?

What sort of glue works on this plastic, if I have to patch it?
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Old 12-15-2011, 01:14 AM
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Hardware store or auto parts store. They should have a couple choices. If it works on a plastic radiator it should work on the tank too.

Sorry about the hose on the bottom, didn't look at my own diagram.
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Really? The tank looks like polyethylene. A radiator would be a different plastic, wouldn't it?
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:58 AM
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IMO, I would not try to patch it. If it split on it's own, it's just going to split again somewhere else. Just get a new jug from somewhere.
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This is what one of the packages has for application:

"Everything needed to repair cracks and holes in tanks and housing. Gas or diesel fuel tanks, oil pans, transmission housing, radiators, reservoirs, portable tanks. No need to drain tank."

You are right, it does not specifically say washer fluid reservoirs on this one product.

I was just trying to give you an idea of what to look for and where it would be available. You would need to go and read the package as I don't mind trying to help but I'm not going shopping for you.

If you're worried about the chemistry then go with a new reservoir like Rspi recommended and you will not have any problems.
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