2000 Expedition Windshield Washer Fluid Leak

Tiny
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2000 Ford Expedition. Mileage: 97000 miles. V8. There is a leak in the windshield washer fluid system. The fluid leaks to the rear of the front passanger wheel well. I lost a full washer tank full of fluid when I found the leak. A mechanic friend told me the leak is probably inside the area below the wipers. He siad something like the sun must have gotten to some plastic piece. I haven't had a chance to look. What piece is he talking about? Is it easy to change? Is it cheap? Thanks.

P.S. If the tank had a leak the fluid would have leaked in front of the front wheel well, right? The fluid ran down the back of the front wheel well so this means that it has to be something else besides the tank, right?
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Friday, September 21st, 2007 AT 9:40 AM

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Tiny
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Remove the washer bottle from the vehicle and check for cracks or damage. If none are found, with the washer pump intact, plug off the pump, fill the bottle with water and look for any leaks. Replace if necessary.
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Friday, September 21st, 2007 AT 11:07 AM
Tiny
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Okay so I filled it up with new windshield washer fluid squirted the front then ( which it came out) then the back and nothing came out then it was empty. Will taking out the reservoir and checking it explain why it did this? I m hoping it s not the pump that went out bc I thought originally that the lines had froze since it got down to four degrees out. Thanks
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Monday, December 18th, 2017 AT 4:08 PM
Tiny
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It s a 2000 Eddie Bauer Expedition tritan v8( which aren t they all Tritan v8 s?)
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Monday, December 18th, 2017 AT 4:09 PM
Tiny
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Hello,

It sounds like you don't have the motor plugged in all the way or something got clogged in the line.

Here is a guide that will help you see what's going on

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-a-windshield-washer-pump

Here is how it is on your car (below)

Please let us know what happens.

Cheers, Ken
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Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 AT 2:42 PM

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