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Old 08-07-2007, 05:12 PM   #1
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Windshield Wiper fluid reservoir cracked.

Ok I bought my Focus used as a former rental car, I had minor problems that are already fixed; but one im having difficulty comprehending is the fact that my Wiper Fluid Reservoir is cracked.

That means I have to take the wheel well off to replace the whole thing.
But consider this:
1) It doesn't rain or snow where im at.
2) I wash the car weekly

Im able to still get fluid out the sprayers, thats no problem; but if I put fluid in the neck part and assuming its in the reservoir, everytime I drive the car the fluid ends up missing.

What's ur opinion? Is it really worth the bother to replace that tank when I don't hardly use it?


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Old 08-07-2007, 05:18 PM   #2
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the resivoir is actually 2 pieces, the neck snaps onto the tank itself. might be that the two just separated.
not hard to do even if you have to replace it. jack up, remove wheel, then remove the liner (only a couple screws, the rest are all just plastic pop in rivets)
now the tank is right there and easily removed. might also just be a cut in the hose for it.
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Well actually, I tested it after I put fluid in it. I took a long rubber tube, stuck it in there and blew; Then I saw fluid leaking from the wheel well in 3-4 different places. I'll try to make a video to understand what I mean, be back in a flash.
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Old 08-07-2007, 06:40 PM   #4
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHdaSd6kVE8

Ok at least I tried to make it decent enough.
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I like the video idea to explain the problem. More people should try it. I dont think its really worth it considering your in the desert. Eventually I would get around to it, idk I'm just a lazy person.
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Old 08-07-2007, 06:53 PM   #6
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I like the video idea to explain the problem. More people should try it. I dont think its really worth it considering your in the desert. Eventually I would get around to it, idk I'm just a lazy person.
That figures. Whoever buy this after me is there problem now, Nice going Nintendoskater. Also I use to be a nintendo fan as well.

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That figures. Whoever buy this after me is there problem now, Nice going Nintendoskater. Also I use to be a nintendo fan as well.

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I had the same thing happen. I bought the car last week and added an entire gallon of washer fluid. The next day the fluid was gone. I still have some in the system, as it will spray out. However, the reservoir is empty. There are no leaks I can see under the car. Where did the fluid go?
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I have a ZTW and my son hit the wheel well and all the WW fluid leaked out. When I removed the plastic WW cover I could see that the hose nipple on the bottom of the unit was cracked. The unit is 2 pieces, a bottle and a funnel on the top end as is easily removed. I put some resin glue on the nipple and now it doesn't leak.
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