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Old 04-19-2019, 04:02 AM   #1
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Headlight washer leaking

Hi I've been battling with this for some time and can't figure it out, My left headlight washer is leaking washer fluid, The jet nozzle is new, but it leaks from the pipe that it connects into, If I fill my bottle full and pull the washer nozzle out all washer fluid just pours out. Is there maybe some check valve that is missing? because if I remove the right side nozzle nothing comes out. I've managed to reduce the leak by using silicone, but it still leaks slowly through the jet itself.

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Old 04-19-2019, 03:26 PM   #2
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I have never had much luck fixing those. I just disconnect 'em and use a reservoir from a car that doesn't have them.
They are a pain to work on, and have been fragile on our cars.

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Old 04-19-2019, 04:18 PM   #3
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Headlight washer leaks are a PITA. I obtained a replacement coupler and filled the end with silicon sealer and allowed it to cure, then plugged it in and unplugged the electrical connector on the pump.

Someone else here removed the pump and use an Orange Wire Nut upside down to put into the grommet and plug the hole where the pump used to mount.

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Old 04-20-2019, 06:38 AM   #4
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It can leak from the pump itself. Mine did that. Replacement is easy.
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I am 100% sure its not the pump, as I can see it draining from the nozzle itself
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I believe there is a valve the rear of the telescopic washer arm that pops out, the nozzle does not cut the flow off.
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Old 04-20-2019, 12:02 PM   #7
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I disabled the darn thing by disconnecting at the pump .The front pump.And took out the fuse for the headlight washer.Just got tired fixing these darn little plastic things

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And the telescopic arm where the new jets push into can crack hence the leak.....one thing to check

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Old 04-20-2019, 12:07 PM   #9
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Are you sure the nozzle is connected properly? You should get out the connecting pipe And hold it with something and than push the jet nozzle firmly into the pipe. And than just let it go back see if it does the same thing.
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