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Question Puddle Under 2014 CLS550!!

I noticed this morning that I have a large puddle of blue fluid (windshield washer?) under the front driver side of my vehicle this morning. The leak appears to be directly below the washer fluid tank, but due to all of the fender and front bumper lining, I cannot see exactly where it is coming from. I opened the washer fluid tank cover and can see fluid deep down in the tank and it was accompanied by a very foul / pungent odor.

Any ideas as to what would cause the leak and the horrible odor?

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What did the fluid "feel like"? Put it between your thumb and forefinger, moving it around. Does it feel oily? Does it smell sweet? It could be antifreeze (Mercedes Benz Engine Coolant Blue BQ 1 03 0004). Don't assume it's just washer fluid. Marv
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What did the fluid "feel like"? Put it between your thumb and forefinger, moving it around. Does it feel oily? Does it smell sweet? It could be antifreeze (Mercedes Benz Engine Coolant Blue BQ 1 03 0004). Don't assume it's just washer fluid. Marv
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Agree, remove panels to see where leak originates. If it is washer fluid I attached instructions to replace reservoir if need be (current part # 2048690300) and list of associated part #s for MY14.
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So what was the outcome? We'd like to know! Marv
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