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Old 12-23-2012, 03:19 PM
Karl-E53 Karl-E53 is offline
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Windshield washer fluid tank leak

Hi,

I'm new to this forum and have searched the site for advice on how to repair a windshield washer fluid leak that seems to be originating in between a hose and a small black plastic valve connected to the washer fluid tank of my 2002 X5. I have not been able to find any DIY instructions and was wondering if someone might be able to help. Thanks in advance!
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:34 AM
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Hi,

I'm new to this forum and have searched the site for advice on how to repair a windshield washer fluid leak that seems to be originating in between a hose and a small black plastic valve connected to the washer fluid tank of my 2002 X5. I have not been able to find any DIY instructions and was wondering if someone might be able to help. Thanks in advance!
Black plastic valve? Are you sure it's not the washer pump? There are two of them for the windshield and another for the headlight washers (if so equipped). I ended up replacing all three and that took care of the leak.
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:36 AM
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Thanks. It was the pump. I appreciate the help!
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:13 PM
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id love to see a DIY -- my washer fluid has been low longer than Obama has been in office .
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:26 PM
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id love to see a DIY -- my washer fluid has been low longer than Obama has been in office .
There's really not much to it. Drain the reservoir, disconnect the hose, wiring, and pull the old pump out. Put the new one in and reattach the wiring and hose.
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:26 PM
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Follow up on this problem. Just resolved the multiple leaks on my X5 4.8is washer fluid container. Both window pumps (front and rear) leaking at vent hole in pump body and the seals (filters) were also leaking after replacing the pumps. So new best practice is replace pumps and seals each time. Not worth the multiple attempts as they are cheap. Part #3, pumps are #4.
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