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Old 07-19-2014, 06:21 PM
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ID:	452777started randomly leaking water today under the passengers side of the car? Anyone experienced this before? The only thing I remember using today was the water from the windshield whipers today..? Hopefully it's that....?


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Old 07-19-2014, 06:28 PM
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Just drove it around used the whiper fluid to clean the windows again while driving. Parked the car and now both sides are leaking. So I think it's the whiper fluid ?


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Old 07-19-2014, 07:34 PM
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Just drove it around used the whiper fluid to clean the windows again while driving. Parked the car and now both sides are leaking. So I think it's the whiper fluid ?


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Try Googling that - lots o'info around about leaks in tank area.
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Old 07-19-2014, 07:37 PM
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Lift the hood and have someone operate the wiper fluid and see if you can see it squirting anywhere in there.
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Old 07-20-2014, 12:45 AM
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Lift the hood and have someone operate the wiper fluid and see if you can see it squirting anywhere in there.

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Old 07-21-2014, 06:13 AM
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Water leak..

I just replaced my wiper fluid pump last weekend. If it is any help for you, with me the pump would only leak after I had used it and pressurized the lines. Swapped out the pump and now everything is okay.

You can order off brand pumps for far less than the OEM one on Pelican Parts.

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Old 07-21-2014, 07:12 AM
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Does the liquid leaking smell like alcohol/nail polish remover?

If it does, it'a pretty good indication that it's washer fluid.

Might be a disconnected/damaged line or a washer jet that is clogged or jambed.
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Does the liquid leaking smell like alcohol/nail polish remover?

If it does, it'a pretty good indication that it's washer fluid.

Might be a disconnected/damaged line or a washer jet that is clogged or jambed.


This was my guess too. N4S
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Old 07-21-2014, 09:57 AM
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It was the pump on my wife's X3 - since sold. Bought replacements from Amazon. A $50 fix. Pull the tank, replace the pump - and you are done.
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Old 07-28-2014, 02:27 AM
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Does the liquid leaking smell like alcohol/nail polish remover?

If it does, it'a pretty good indication that it's washer fluid.

Might be a disconnected/damaged line or a washer jet that is clogged or jambed.

It just smells like water?


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Old 07-28-2014, 02:28 AM
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I just replaced my wiper fluid pump last weekend. If it is any help for you, with me the pump would only leak after I had used it and pressurized the lines. Swapped out the pump and now everything is okay.

You can order off brand pumps for far less than the OEM one on Pelican Parts.

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Old 07-28-2014, 05:07 AM
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Had the exact same thing 2 mos. ago. Called dealer (100 miles away) was advised if no warning lights, just keep eye on washer fluid level. Two days later and more water leaking, (double to triple yours) drove to dealer. They checked everything couldn't find any malfunction. They took me to the car which was on a lift and showed me the plastic protective covering which runs under the engine area and explained that although it does serve to protect somewhat, it also tends to hold water at times (after washing etc,) build up and will leak out. He then pulled the edge of the plastic down a little and sure enough water began to drip out. It made sense at the time, but on the drive home couldn't understand why I never noticed it before if that's what it was. In the end, it dripped a little for a couple days and for the last 2 months, nothing except normal air conditioning dripping. On a side note, right before I finally took it to the dealer I parked on a lot which was down slanted towards the pass. door, and upon returning, the most water to date was noticed behind the tire. Although this seems to confirm the dealers point of view, I still wonder why I never noticed it before.
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Old 09-25-2014, 04:47 PM
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Any part number or link to that pump. I believe mine is doing this exact issue. Only when pressurized. Pours all out. SMH
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