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Rear washer fluid leak?

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Old 01-29-2011, 02:41 PM
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Rear washer fluid leak?

I have a 2009 fit. If I haven't used the rear washer fluid recently (an hour) then there will be a 2-3 second delay the next time I use it. The fluid in the hose is either leaking back into the tank or there is a leak somewhere else, possibly damaging who-knows-what.

Are there check valves in the pump that can be easily replaced? Or is there a common place to look for a leak in the hose? The fluid is NOT coming out onto the window.

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Old 01-29-2011, 04:51 PM
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The rear washer hose goes back through the passenger door sills. There's a few connectors involved, but most are not in an easily accessable location nor where they would be disturbed. I would first check the connection just under the inside top of the hatch. You'll see it when the hatch is open. That area can get battered by winter ice.
 
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Old 01-29-2011, 07:03 PM
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Thanks for the tip...that piece looks OK. I'll be taking it to the dealer on Monday (still in warranty) but I have a feeling I already know their answer. If I knew it was just draining back into the reservoir I wouldn't worry so much.
 
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Old 01-30-2011, 05:51 AM
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So a 2 - 3 second delay? What is the problem? That is the way it works. Live with it or trade it. Geez
 
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