Learn how to gain access to your washer reservoir when repairing your windshield washing system from a car repair expert in this free car maintenance video.
Hi, my name is Nathan McCullough on behalf of Expert Village. In these clips we're going to talk about some of the possible problems with your windshield washer system and some hints and tips to get better performance out of it. In this clip we're going to talk about the service procedure for removing your inner fender well, that's this plastic component here that you can see, in order to gain access to your windshield washer pump and reservoir. I'm going to guess it's approximately 75% of vehicles have the reservoir and pump located in this location, it would either be on the passenger side or the driver side. I have my quarter inch drive ratchet and an 8mm socket. I'm going to take it and you can see the bolt right there, that's going to have to come out. Most of the time you won't have to remove the entire inner fender well. You just have to take enough bolts loose in order to gain access to your solvent reservoir. You're going to want to use finesse on these bolts, they're not a hard and still and just due to their location, right next to the wheel they will get water and if you live in the rust belt, it will get also road salt and grime snow of that nature on them. So you don't want to break them off. As you can see there the bolt is kind of corroded. You fold this out of the way. As you can see you don't have to remove the whole inner fender well. The large piece of plastic right here is our washer solvent reservoir. You can see the pumping motor is located down here on this side of it and this is our delivery hose. If you have a failure on this part of the system, you will have to pull like I said some of this out in order just to gain access and do your diagnostic procedure from there. And that's the proper way and some of the tips and steps in removing your inner fender well and locating your washer solvent reservoir.