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Old 07-01-2014, 06:55 PM
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Replacing wiper fluid filler neck

Any tips for doing this job? I'm going to tackle it this weekend. The old part is brittle and perished.
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Old 07-15-2014, 07:40 AM
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The front bumper will need to be removed. The reservoir is on the drivers side and will be a breeze to remove and replace.


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Old 07-16-2014, 08:46 AM
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The front bumper will need to be removed. The reservoir is on the drivers side and will be a breeze to remove and replace.


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I don't know that the nose would be removed. Can't you access it from the driver's side wheel arch? That seems a lot easier than taking the bumper assembly off.


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Old 10-21-2014, 07:43 PM
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Did you replace it? You can get to it without removing the bumper !

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Old 10-21-2014, 08:39 PM
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Did you replace it? You can get to it without removing the bumper !

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I haven't replaced it yet. What's your technique?
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Old 10-24-2014, 09:48 PM
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I unscrewed the neck of the tube at the top then disconnected the bottom from under the car with the undercover removed. Then just pulled the old one up. It was very brittle! Then fed the new tube down from the top. This took the most time but went down pretty easily with a little effort. You can also losen the bottom and outer screws on the driver side wheel well cover to gain additional access between the wheel well cover and the bumper. It took me about 45 minutes or so, if memory serves me correctly. Fyi, when I finally got it done it worked for a week or so then the washer pump went out. I think the old sediment from the tank clogged it up due to lack of usage. I bought a new pump on Amazon for less than $20 installed in 20 minutes now it all working good as new.

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Old 10-26-2014, 08:48 PM
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So I took another look at it today and remembered I removed the air intake filter box to access the bottom end of the tube. Take the filter out unscrew a few bolts lift the bottom out of the way and you'll have access. Sorry I missed this detail. Hope this helps.

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Old 12-15-2014, 09:57 AM
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Just remembered that I never wrote a reply indicating that the job was finished.

Managed to complete the whole thing without having to remove the nose cone or air box. Simply peal back driver side wheel well splash guard to reveal washer reservoir. The tricky part was getting the filler neck to snake down from engine bay.

So I used some strapping ribbon from a recent shipment and fished it down the old neck. Removed the old while leaving the strapping. Then fed the new hose down the strapping ribbon. A little finagling managed to get in place. Helps if you have a helper to spot the filler neck and it meets the reservoir.

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