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Volvo- washer fluid tube fix


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So it's common for the windshield washer fluid fill tube to leak/fail....according the dealer. Bad design. And they are spendy. $300 if you can find one.

The guy at the parts desk looked around, lowered his voice..."I'd go to Lowes or something and get a piece of flexible tubing and fix it that way". Hmmm. I had not idea what I would be looking for to fix this but what the heck.

I pulled the side panel off the battery side. Yup, big crack in the tubing flex section. Have no clue how that could break. It's plenty beefy. So I cut it out and headed to Lowes.

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Searched and searched the plumbing isles and found nothing until... a bin where the gas lines were... a 12" flexible line that fit over the smooth part of the washer tubing perfectly. And it was a score... marked down from $3.98 to .98 cents.

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Smeared some e6000 craft glue (also known as ShoeGoo and Plumbers Goo) on the ends of the truck side tubing. Slipped it on and wa-la. Fixed. The flex is stainless.

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Hope this hack is helpful.

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So I had summer windshield washer fluid in the tank windshield washer tank on mine.... and we went from a mild 70* fall to freezing to snow and ice in a 36hour period.  Needless to say the tank froze and cracked.... and here's the redneckery part.... that flexseal tape your see on TV.... it is currently 2 years old and is still holding..... To change the tank is to remove the batteries, battery box, and the outside skirt.... on a 23 year old truck that this area has never been dissembled.  The tape will stay for awhile longer.

 

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On 6/10/2021 at 8:08 PM, Alie&Jim's Carrilite said:

So I had summer windshield washer fluid in the tank windshield washer tank on mine.... and we went from a mild 70* fall to freezing to snow and ice in a 36hour period.  Needless to say the tank froze and cracked.... and here's the redneckery part.... that flexseal tape your see on TV.... it is currently 2 years old and is still holding..... To change the tank is to remove the batteries, battery box, and the outside skirt.... on a 23 year old truck that this area has never been dissembled.  The tape will stay for awhile longer.

 

I have some of the flexseal tape stuff kicking around. Didn't even think about that solution.

Next time.

Thanks

 

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1 hour ago, trimster said:

I have some of the flexseal tape stuff kicking around. Didn't even think about that solution.

Next time.

Thanks

 

Roof repair tape does a pretty good job , too . 

I have even fixed a radiator leak with it and a bit of added pressure . 

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