HOW TO FIX A FRONT WASHER TANK THAT LEAKS?

  • Tiny
  • dstehle
  • 2003 Mini Cooper
  • 60,000 miles

My 2003 Mini Cooper's washer fluid tank won't hold water. I'm told its a washer pump seal ring (PN 11121485838). Is this hard to replace? How can I get panel off the car?

Monday, November 7th, 2011 AT 9:42 PM

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  • rivermikerat
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The washer fluid bottle is secured to the inner fender panel with one or two bolts. Disconnect the wiring and fluid lines to the container, remove the bolts, and remove the container. The pump assembly should either snap out or unscrew, allowing you to replace the O-ring.

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Monday, November 7th, 2011 AT 10:53 PM
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  • dstehle
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How does the panel come off?

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Monday, November 7th, 2011 AT 11:34 PM
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  • rivermikerat
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The fender panel doesn't come off. Or, shouldn't need to.

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Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 AT 12:53 AM
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Its the O-ring, I'm told. Is this available "ala carte" or does one need to purchase the pump assembly.

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Friday, November 11th, 2011 AT 5:51 PM
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You can usually buy that from a decent auto parts store. Bring it with you and have them let you look their O-ring bin/box/container.

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Saturday, November 12th, 2011 AT 3:22 AM

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