RE: '97 Windshield Washer

From: Brian Sessons (
Date: Wed Apr 23 1997 - 13:41:36 EDT

I have a 97 CC 4x4 Sport Dakota with a V8,AT, and 3.55 gears which I purchased
in February, and I have also had a wiper fluid loss. I have used the wiper
squirts only once and the resevoir is already down to about 3/4 full. There is
a trail of dried up fluid which appears to have leaked from the cap. On a
footnote, I took my truck on about a 600 mile trip and and averaged 19.2 MPG!

From: Robert P. Agnew
Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 1997 5:27 PM
Subject: Re: '97 Windshield Washer

At 08:01 AM 4/23/97 -0400, you wrote:
>I noticed the other day that my washer fluid tank level was dropping (I had
>yet to use the washer system). Did not think much about it, then yesterday
>I was on a job, and a contractor wanted to see the engine compartment.
>When I opened the hood I just happened to look at the washer reservoir and
>it was almost empty and their was dried blue washer fluid all throughout
>the cowl an down the back, inside corners of the fenders. At first I
>thought maybe the tank was cracked, but with further thought I think low
>pressure is sucking the fluid out of the nozzles while I am driving.
>Anyone else have this occur with their '97.
>BTW, I have a CC hood cover with the two air deflector hold downs, could
>this be causing the low air pressure at the base of the windshield?
>(ATTN: Sean) Where did you pick-up your MSD and what all did you for or
>with it?
>L. John Morris<>
>!!!!! ... your local *HEMI* owner ...!!!!!
>'97 SLT+ CC/ 4x4/5.2L/5spd/3.92SG/FIPK clone


I don't have that problem with my 97. Do the washers work normally?
Perhaps the hose is off(cracked and the fluid is leaking that way, then
getting blown around by the fan at startup. Is there a pool under your
vehicle? Does the fluid level go down when it's sitting? Is fluid comming
out of the nozzles while driving?

If your theory is correct, why is the fluid in the engine compartment?

Just some thoughts.

Rob Agnew

Victoria, British Columbia


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