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Old February 8th, 2007, 10:08   #1
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Top Up windshield washer fluid light came on yesterday........
I filled it . This AM the warning light came on again......
I topped it when I got to work and ended up with a big puddle on the ground. I don't know if the tank split or a hose froze and broke.....
I was using -20 WW Fluid....
It has been in the teens here for several days
Looking at the Bentley the front Bumper cover has to come off to replace.
Car is under warranty although I hate having to take it in.......
Anyone else have this problem??
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Old February 8th, 2007, 10:10   #2
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I have the same issue on my car....
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Old February 8th, 2007, 10:33   #3
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Eric, I remember yours from when we installed your Skid Plate......Was that a bad Tank??
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Old February 8th, 2007, 13:04   #4
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tomo- i have the same problem here today too.
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Old February 8th, 2007, 13:38   #5
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Had the same problem on wife's Passat. it was a small plastic connector holding the tube to the tank. From what I recall it was a quick $15 dealer fix.

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Old February 8th, 2007, 18:44   #6
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My problem was the crap plastic hose where it bends near the passenger side front hood hinge. The hings had partially sheered the plastic tube and the wires going to the heaters on the Window Washer nozzles was severed. - Advise dealer to fix at next service. Replace plastic hose with rubber fuel filter line sold by the foot at the dealership. Also armour the piece near the hinge with split plastic conduit protector and zip tie together.
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Old February 8th, 2007, 20:10   #7
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I too had a problem with the hose breaking at the hood hinge...But

that is not your problem... Look for a rubber? plug in the resevoir

side that has come loose or broken. This might be where the headlight

washer outlet goes... or not. Sorry I don't have a better answer!!

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Old February 9th, 2007, 08:17   #8
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Tomo, I'll be at Johns Tomorrow.. just an FYI
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Old February 9th, 2007, 08:28   #9
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I hope I can come, need to get it on the lift......
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Old February 9th, 2007, 19:00   #10
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My problem was the crap plastic hose where it bends near the passenger side front hood hinge. The hings had partially sheered the plastic tube and the wires going to the heaters on the Window Washer nozzles was severed. - Advise dealer to fix at next service. Replace plastic hose with rubber fuel filter line sold by the foot at the dealership. Also armour the piece near the hinge with split plastic conduit protector and zip tie together.
As Greg pointed out to me, my assembly is cracked, and on its way to self destruction.
Hopefully I can make it to late April before I have to perform surgery on the beast.

Thanks Guido!
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Old February 10th, 2007, 13:06   #11
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I had a similar problem. Last weekend, on my way back from Hinkley I cleared my windows and the light came on. I got home and it took a gallon to fill. The light went out, but since than, I haven't had enough flow to clear the windshield.

My car is going back in next week for a new heater fan and gear shift knob. Maybe I will have them take a look at this also.

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Old February 13th, 2007, 10:23   #12
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anyone else??
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Old February 13th, 2007, 10:27   #13
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Oh yeah the '65 'cuda has the same problem. I sure hope the stealer will help me!
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Old February 13th, 2007, 18:29   #14
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This happened to me today as well! We have been experiencing cold temps here in Michigan over the last few weeks. Today we were supposed to get hammered by a snowstorm so I picked up two bottles of blue. When I left work I topped off the tank and started on my way. I noticed that when I was using the washers there was only a low pressure stream coming out of the pissers. At first I thought the pump had lost it's prime so I just kept them on for a few bursts. Then the low fluid light pops on! I pulled over and popped the hood and sure enough the line had snapped at the passenger side hood hinge. Why did they made this piece out of hard plastic?! My guess is that the line has some play to allow the hood to open and close, as when I pulled on the broken line to get some slack it came out quite a bit. It appears that it was frozen somewhere on the hood side, and I opened my hood it snapped that piece right in half. Right now I made a quickie repair using a small piece of vacuum line and a couple of zip ties. That really gets my goat. Hopefully this gets remedied with an upgraded design. Any idea on how long it takes the dealer to replace this part?
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Old February 13th, 2007, 19:27   #15
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This happened to me today as well! We have been experiencing cold temps here in Michigan over the last few weeks. Today we were supposed to get hammered by a snowstorm so I picked up two bottles of blue. When I left work I topped off the tank and started on my way. I noticed that when I was using the washers there was only a low pressure stream coming out of the pissers. At first I thought the pump had lost it's prime so I just kept them on for a few bursts. Then the low fluid light pops on! I pulled over and popped the hood and sure enough the line had snapped at the passenger side hood hinge. Why did they made this piece out of hard plastic?! My guess is that the line has some play to allow the hood to open and close, as when I pulled on the broken line to get some slack it came out quite a bit. It appears that it was frozen somewhere on the hood side, and I opened my hood it snapped that piece right in half. Right now I made a quickie repair using a small piece of vacuum line and a couple of zip ties. That really gets my goat. Hopefully this gets remedied with an upgraded design. Any idea on how long it takes the dealer to replace this part?
You just made the only upgrade that part will ever see. When it gets warmer, go back under the hood and make it pretty.
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