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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
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Old Sun, May-13-2007, 02:11:02 AM   #11
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Hey guys..

i was going to put some washer fluid in the windshield fluid tank, and i noticed it started dripping to the ground, even tho the reservoir was not full...

i removed the fog light to see the tank better, but i could not see where the leak was coming from..

What is the best way to access this reservoir without removing the bumper?

Also, any idea how much this piece will cost to replace?

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Sorry to bring this thread back from the dead, but I filled up with washer fluid for the first time today and had this same problem -- reservoir got most of the way full and then it just started leaking to the ground. Is this common? It doesn't seem like too much of a problem, just a minor annoyance really. Just curious if it happens to other people...
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if you have head light washers.. then you have 2 pumps in your reservoir. one is for the headlight washer and the other is for the windshiled washer. both of those pumps have a rubber washer holding them in. occasionally the pumps lift up from the reservoir .. thus causing a leak. sometimes its as easy as pushing the pumps back into the rubber washers.
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Old Sun, May-13-2007, 02:21:51 AM   #13
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This has happened to me. I just assumed there is an overflow and when I reached a certain level it would start to come out the overflow.
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This has happened to me. I just assumed there is an overflow and when I reached a certain level it would start to come out the overflow.
also.. there is a pressure hose attached to the top of reservoir. if that hose comes loose, it will also drain out of there.
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Old Wed, Dec-19-2007, 02:00:45 PM   #16
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crap this is happening to me. I wish it wasnt so cold out. I would of look into it this weekend
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This has happened to me. I just assumed there is an overflow and when I reached a certain level it would start to come out the overflow.
The same thing happened to me too. I thought that maybe my car was in an accident that was not reported to carfax. I don't even remember if my washer sprayer even work. Since I live in AZ, I don't get to use it very often.
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just had to replace my windshield washer pump this weekend due to a leak. Just took off the front right wheel and front fender liner which gave direct access to the pump. the pump and rubber washer cost me $50 at the BMW dealership.
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back from the dead....This is happening to me as well. I am just too damn lazy to remove all that crap and figure it out..lol

Im somewhat happier that i'm not the only one with this issue.
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It happened to me. I took off the fender liner to find the leak. It turned out to be from the rubber hose coming out near the top of the reservoir. You can see the hose from topside. It looked to me that this is a top off outlet.
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