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Old 11-30-2013, 11:40 PM   #1
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Washer Fluid Leak?

Does anybody else have this issue? I have a 2013 JKU sport and have noticed it leaking. I believe it's washer fluid. I took it to the dealer and they did not find anything wrong, however I'm still noticing the problem. I've attached the blue fluid pictures, which show it has frozen.



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Old 12-01-2013, 12:45 AM   #2
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You didn't sneeze on your engine did you?

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Old 12-01-2013, 02:06 AM   #3
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Engine snot, serious issue. You need special organic oil sold at whole foods. Vitamin C also works on the fuel. Valero gas stations usually carry 5% vitaminol along with ethanol that kills bacteria in the fuel. More ethanol = less chance of the engine getting sick.

Just kidding, have you troubleshooted the tubes right after they leave the reservoir? Kind of like under the PCM. Windshield fluid lines usually do not run around that location. It looks like a poked reservoir or loose lines coming out of the pump.
Have you tried having someone push the fluid and you watching right at where the pump is? you can use a paper towel to see if its dripping and detect.
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With pictures like that. I would head back to the dealer and ask them to explain where it is coming from if they think nothing is wrong.
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With pictures like that. I would head back to the dealer and ask them to explain where it is coming from if they think nothing is wrong.
This, I'd go to the dealer and slap someone. Obviously there is a problem, and Im not going to lie, a fairly simply one to find. The washer fluid system isn't exactly complicated. There is obviously a little hole in the bottle or a hose.
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Old 12-01-2013, 11:17 AM   #6
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This, I'd go to the dealer and slap someone. Obviously there is a problem, and Im not going to lie, a fairly simply one to find. The washer fluid system isn't exactly complicated. There is obviously a little hole in the bottle or a hose.
Exactly, take it back with the pictures and let them sort it out.
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Doing it first thing tomorrow. What a pain not having my Jeep for the day and having to drop it off.


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Doing it first thing tomorrow. What a pain not having my Jeep for the day and having to drop it off.


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Old 12-02-2013, 08:06 PM   #9
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Dropped it off and they ordered me a new washer fluid pump. Hopefully that does it.
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I checked today in the driveway and have "blue ice" under my 2013 JKU. Guess one more thing they will fix on this thing. Been in 3 times under warranty. Always something that didn't leave me stranded, so I guess it's fine. Wish they had decent coffee at the dealer.
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Old 12-08-2013, 12:16 PM   #11
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You know if you guys switched to winter washer fluid before it got cold, you wouldn't be having these problems.
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You know if you guys switched to winter washer fluid before it got cold, you wouldn't be having these problems.
How would winter fluid help the leak?
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How would winter fluid help the leak?
It wouldn't freeze and expand as it forms into ice.
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It wouldn't freeze and expand as it forms into ice.
Well, unless your washer fluid reservoir is full to the brim, you would still have room for the ice to expand. He's actually lucky he had this fluid in there...non freezing fluid would have just leaked out and he wouldn't have had proof that it all leaked out. The fluid icicle gave him some evidence. If regular fluid caused leaks, manufacturers would be replacing washer fluids every year for people.
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Well, unless your washer fluid reservoir is full to the brim, you would still have room for the ice to expand. He's actually lucky he had this fluid in there...non freezing fluid would have just leaked out and he wouldn't have had proof that it all leaked out. The fluid icicle gave him some evidence. If regular fluid caused leaks, manufacturers would be replacing washer fluids every year for people.
He said the pump was where the leak was. There is very little room inside a pump for anything to expand, and when it does, it cracks.
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He said the pump was where the leak was. There is very little room inside a pump for anything to expand, and when it does, it cracks.
I do get your point, and frankly, its valid, I just think this would be a rampant problem if cold weather/regular washer fluid was responsible for this. I'd imagine 90% of the forum thats under freezing temps right now would be cracking their bottles.
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Well,, we have 3 Jeeps and all 3 have done the same thing since new. 2007, 2008 and 2009. Only happens when it's cold and even the -45F fluid seems to freeze. Doesn't leak at all in warm weather. Evidently -45 fluid is not good to -45F Lol.
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Hmmm, then I stand corrected. Doesn't get nearly that cold around my area, so I guess things are different when you are living at the north pole.
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Yea weird. Im in The hudson valley of NY and it does get pretty cold around here and ive never heard of windshield washer fluid freezing. Must be even colder up there! Lol
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Its cold but not -45. -20 and the -45 fluid is freezing not in the jug but only underneath where the bottle expands and leaks..
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Read this thread last night and I was thinking how happy I was that I put in good winter fluid. I went outside to go to work this morning and had blue frozen globs all around my shock tower frame and control arms. Looks like the cold got another victim. Probably hit 0* is all. Looks like this happens often.
Also my resivoir wasn't frozen.
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You know if you guys switched to winter washer fluid before it got cold, you wouldn't be having these problems.
You don't know what you're talking about. I bought my Jeep in July and it was leaking by mid September. Temperatures were still in the mid 50s. Clearly this came defective from the dealer and crappy Chrysler product. I should not have had this problem w a Jeep I bought just a few months prior to the issue.
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You don't know what you're talking about. I bought my Jeep in July and it was leaking by mid September. Temperatures were still in the mid 50s. Clearly this came defective from the dealer and crappy Chrysler product. I should not have had this problem w a Jeep I bought just a few months prior to the issue.
You are right, I did not know that. But then again, you did not state that in your original post.
All you did was to say you had noticed a washer fluid leak and post pictures of frozen fluid.
How could I possibly have known this started happening in September??
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Well I appreciate the input of everyone who posted. I guess I'll know for next time to be more specific.

Now to solve a rattle sound coming from the center. If it's not one thing it's another. I can honestly say I can't recommend this vehicle to anyone who needs a family daily driver as I'm using it for.

This Jeep is kinda driving me crazy. Not to mention that I like it so much that I'm keeping it, due to being able to remove the top and doors, and fun off road capabilities which I'll admit are mostly on snowy roads or the beach at the OBX.

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