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Windshield wiper fluid reservoir leaking???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by especk, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. Nov 4, 2011 at 7:28 PM
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    I noticed fluid leaking from my truck after I parked it for a few hours (pics attached). Before that, I tried to use my wiper-fluid to clean my windshield this morning but no fluid came out - it was either empty or the line was blocked. I had my oil changed at jiffy-lube first thing this morning and told them no fluid came out - they mentioned nothing about it after that. I'm assuming they topped off the wiper fluid.

    Has anyone had their windshield wiper fluid reservoir leak from the bottom? It may be a crack or it may have just rubbed through. I haven't taken it out to get a better look to see exactly what happened - I will do that tomorrow. My reservoir was about half-full 6 hours after I left jiffy-lube.

    The fluid was coming out from underneath the wheel well from a hole near that orange part in the picture. I know the crappy cell phone pics suck.

    Any ideas?

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  2. Nov 4, 2011 at 7:35 PM
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    major drip
     
  3. Nov 4, 2011 at 11:56 PM
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    any help? has this happened to anyone else?

    obviously i'll find the answer when i remove it tomorrow and take a look but i am more curious if anyone has had the same problem. only 35,000 miles on the truck.
     
  4. Nov 5, 2011 at 4:18 AM
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    Sometimes the hose will pop off
    Sometimes a crack in the tank
    sometimes the seal around the pump leaks by
    sometimes the pump itself leaks.
    I've seen it all.
     
  5. Nov 5, 2011 at 1:15 PM
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    the hose was cracked near where the tank attaches on.

    pretty easy fix. just take out the two bolts, unplug the wire harness, cut off the 1/2 inch of damaged hose, and then put everything back.

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