Leaking washer fluid tank

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Franz Bestuchev, Oct 28, 2004.

  1. The Haynes manual says that I should fill the washer fluid tank up to
    about one inch below the top. I did this today and was surprised to see
    washer fluid running out from under the car.

    Initially I figured it was due to sloppy pouring, but the leak continued
    slowly.

    Looking under the car I can see the bottom of the tank and all the hoses
    in the area look connected. I couldn't see it, but it felt like the leak
    was coming from a crack on the back of the tank. I *could* get my hand
    up there.

    I also noticed that the tank seems to have a black plastic filler neck
    and a white tank. Is this white tank have two parts that are molded
    together and have cracked or is it likely at the junction between black
    and white plastic? Should I replace or remove and try to patch it up
    with something?

    Thanks
     
    Franz Bestuchev, Oct 28, 2004
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  2. Franz Bestuchev

    Bob Noble Guest

    Leakage at the point where the filler tube enters the tank proper is
    common, Franz. A 98 V70XC that lives in our garage has done this as
    long as I can remember. The fix is to fill until the sound first takes
    on a higher note, stop and just let the "excess" drip out. A few fills
    and the amount lost is such that you lose very little and make
    essentially no mess. One of Uncle Bob's pragmatic fixes.

    bob noble
    Reno, NV, USA
     
    Bob Noble, Oct 28, 2004
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  3. Any idea how hard it is to pull this assembly out? There's gotta be a way to
    apply adhesives/sealants to remedy this!
     
    Franz Bestuchev, Oct 29, 2004
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  4. the over flow tube rots needs cutting off where it connects and place new
    tube in
    easy job
     
    John Robertson, Nov 25, 2004
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  5. Franz Bestuchev

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    I have a 2005 volvo s40 2.4i but there are black hose that connect to the windshield reservoir tank which is loose I want to connect is back but not sure were to replace hose
     
    shayraven, Sep 13, 2018
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