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  1. #1
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    Default Washer fluid reservoir replace

    My reservoir is leaking like a sieve. It seems to have cracked and broken. I tried patching it and the plastic just doesnít take well to any adhesives.

    How big a PITA is it to replace? It is winter and cold out so not looking forward to the job. It looks like the fog light might need to come out but any pointers on what needs to be cleared out of the way or on the process would be welcome and appreciated.

    Thanks.
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    Ok.my leak fix had worked. It was the headlight washer pump! Totally rusted out and blew out the housing so it was leaking right through the motor. I removed to pump, cut off the nipple and fillet it with epoxy. I put a long screw in one end so I had something to grab onto and am going to slide to back in so it acts as a plug and I can refill the reservoir and hopefully the windshield washer system will work. If not a new pump from IPD for $36.

    UPDATE:

    Whole reservoir is shot. When the pump rusted and expanded out it cracked the whole tank. It looks like you have to take the bumper off to get the reservoir out. That wasnít happening. I cut out a section of the bumper on the underside to get it out. You canít see it unless you climb under. Car has 215k miles so if it gets a bit trashed thatís the way it goes. I basically use it as an around town commuter and pick up truck substitute now.

    Buying a new reservoir and headlight pump.
    Last edited by 8pack; 11-26-2021 at 03:30 PM.
    2020 Subaru Outback XT - Pearl White Loaded-huge improvement over 2013!
    1955 Ford F-250 - 223 IL6, 4 Speed with Granny Gear, 109 HP, 4.88 Rear
    2017 Maserati Ghibli - Blu Emozione - GONE!
    2013 2013 Subaru Outback - charcoal Grey, Eyesight Collision Avoidance 110k miles
    2007 2007 XC70, Barents Blue, Charcoal Leather 215k miles
    1978 Bitchin' Chevrolet Z28 Camaro - Fuel Injected 383ci SB Dyno'd at 452HP 462FT/LBs Torque
    My build thread: http://www.nastyz28.com/forum/showthread.php?t=276139

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