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Re: washer reservoir dilemma

In a message dated 96-05-09 12:19:50 EDT, Joseph Huang <jhuang@pica.army.mil>

>The w/s washer reservoir on this 1991 Audi 90 Quattro is situated in an 
>awkward position.  It is below the radiator coolant overflow reservoir 
>against the driver's side above the left wheel and strut assembly.  The only

>part of the reservoir that is accessible is the opening in order to refill 
>it.  I do not wish to remove the radiator coolant reservoir and various
>parts (it's quite a tangle) in order to access the washer reservoir.  It 
>LOOKS like I can remove the left wheel and the guard in the wheel well in 
>order to get to the washer reservoir in order to plug the leak or remove and

>replace it.  However, I do not want to go to all this trouble if there are 
>other problems such as having to remove the strut as well.  
>Does anyone know a better or the proper procedures to get to the washer 
>reservoir without having to remove the wheel and well guard?  Will I have
>problem of having to remove the suspension and/or strut in order to remove 
>the well guard?
>Any advice and information will be greatly appreciated.
>Note:  I was informed that the removable and accessibility of the washer 
>reservoir was not  included in the bentley manual for this model.

I have a crack in my headlight washer reservoir, which causes the thing to
leak when you fill it up, and therefore, I don't get any washer fluid out to
the headlights.

My dealer told me that the only way to get to it is to remove the fender on
my Coupe....your idea of removing the wheel might work! Let me know if you're

Good luck,

Dorab (nivi@aol.com)
1993 S4
1990 CoupeQ
1986 Chevy Caprice