[A4] '98 A4 Washer Reservoir Leak

Stephen Kormilo stephen@kormilo.ca
Sat, 26 Jan 2002 11:13:31 -0600

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At 08:30 AM 26/01/02 -0500, Christopher Gharibo wrote:

>Noticed a leak while I am refilling the reservoir on my '98.5 A4. Where's the
>common failure here, a reservoir crack or a pump failure?

Reservoir breakage appears fairly common.  OTOH the headlight washer hose
on my car 'popped' off somehow.  This resulted in complete washer fluid loss.

>What's the easiest way to get to the pump or take out the reservoir?

No BTDT in terms of pump or  reservoir removal, but you can easily see and
access the bottom of the reservoir, where the pumps are located, by
removing the cover under the engine.  This is fairly easy to do and should
allow you to determine what the problem is.  HTH.


Stephen Kormilo                            Silver '98.5 Audi A4 2.8QM
Instructor, Electronics Technology
Red River College
Winnipeg, MB

email: skormilo@rrc.mb.ca