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Old 08-22-2009, 09:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Windshield washer fluid leaking

I changed the pump for headlight cleaning system for my 323i 2000 a few days back and the leak from passenger side had stopped. Today it started leaking from directly under the headlights, both driver and passenger side. Does anyone have any idea what might be wrong this time?

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leaks are easy! follow the fluid lines!
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Old 08-27-2009, 11:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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happened to my '97 328i. Apparently, those lines will expand and separate and eventually leak when operating the sprayers. remove the insulation from under the hood and follow the lines. A couple of zip ties or tape should do the trick. Hope you find the problem!
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happened to my '97 328i. Apparently, those lines will expand and separate and eventually leak when operating the sprayers. remove the insulation from under the hood and follow the lines. A couple of zip ties or tape should do the trick. Hope you find the problem!
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did you reuse the metal clips that were holding the lines to the pump?

zip ties didn't work for my pump, i had to use a hose clamp...like this

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No, they were disconnected where the squirters connect to the line leading to the pump. There weren't any of those metal clips in that area.
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oh snap, my bad.

i thought you meant the line straight out of the pump.
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