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1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Question: Washer Fluid Leak

 

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Itry, Bedford, MA, May 02, 2009, 09:19
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My window washer fluid leaks out all over my garage floor. This is the second time it's happened in the 10 years I've owned the car. It comes out by the left-front headlight, and the reservoir is on the right side under the hood. The engine compartment is so packed, I can't see where the hose is to follow it. The spray for the left headlight is hidden behind a door that only opens when you push the button on the console. Any suggestions on how I can get the door to stay open, or locate the hose in that area from either under the hood or under the car?

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    May 02, 2009, 23:08
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    Sorry, but on most MB vehicles the headlight washer hoses run across the vehicle at the front bumper. You may have to have the bumper cover removed inspect it. Many times the headlight washer nozzle breaks or becomes disconnected from the hose and the siphoning affect drains the washer system. To see if the sprayer is working or disconnected, you should turn the ignition on and have somebody actuate the headlight washer as you stand in front of the vehicle, if the left headlight sprayer comes forward and sprays, you should compare the spray pattern against that of the right side. If the left side does not spray, but there is a large leak behind the left headlight, then you probably have a hose disconnected. You may have to have the vehicle raised on a hoist to see the source of your problem. Good luck.

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    Visitor, September 06, 2010, 12:43

    What did you do? about it?

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