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1998 Audi A8, 1990 JDM 300TE 4matic, 1989 VW Cabrio, 1991 500SL
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Good morning,
I changed the windshield washer fluid pump last week. Filled up with fluid, and found poddle of washer fluid on garage floor overnight. Tightened the pump, refill fluid again. To my horror three days later, as I clean the windshield, it was antifreeze that came out from the nozzles. I check the washer bottle under hood, and it was antifreeze in it. What happened? Can someone help please.
 

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1992 300ce, 3.0, 207,00 mi.
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If you have a heated washer fluid resevior (coolant passes thru coil in reservior), coil is leaking. Bypass the coil.
 

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'87 300TD/'90 300D/'94 Quattro/'89 Vanagon TDI/'01 EV Weekender VR6
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If you have a heated washer fluid resevior (coolant passes thru coil in reservior), coil is leaking. Bypass the coil.
Yeah, you'll want to get on that asap, so you can avoid draining your cooling system. The coils go bad and rupture, causing coolant to escape the system into your washer reservoir.
 

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Thank you Gentlemen, may I ask how to bypass the coil to the reservoir ? many thanks
Finton
 

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On my car, I simply disconnected both rubber lines from the coil and connected them directly two each other. I also removed the coil from the reservoir, but that's not mandatory in the short term.
 

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