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#1 (permalink) Old 04-21-2012, 11:28 AM
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Loosing windsheild washer fluid from tank

I have had my 2001 330i for 2 weeks and have not used the washer spray as the pump needs replaced. I have lost about half the fluid in the tank. What are the most likely things to check? I see the sensor near the bottom. Are there any other penetrations or more likely a hose? TIA
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Have you identified where the fluid is leaking from? Usually the hose is the common leak point.


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If its leaking out it should be leaving some sort of tell tale damp spot or trail.


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Could, take some water, put a neon yellow highlighter in it and let it soak. Make sure the water is good and yellow, put the water in the tank. Go to a novelty store and get a black light, go lights out in your garage and trace the drips.

Easier and cheaper than getting a garage to look at it and it's still just water so it won't mess up your system.

Worst that can happen is you have to wash the car.


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similar problem.

I had the same issue on my 2005. It turned out to be the rubber seal between the tank and the inlet to the pump. Took the tank out & separated the pump from the tank, smoothed the edges, applied just a hint of silicone and put it all back. So far, so good.
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I'm not sure if your car has headlight washers, but, that's what it ended up being on my 2006 325xi. It would leak quite a bit while it sat idle in my garage and was impossible to find the leak location by sight.
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All is well. Replace the pump an strainer an

everything is working well. Not sure why it appears to be fixe unless it has something to o with the way the pump was seate in the strainer? At this point I am not caring to much.
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