Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: How to get to the windshield washer reservoir.

asked by on

I don't know how to get to the windshield washer reservoir in the pathfinder. I want to replace it because it leaks. I'm not sure where it is.

My car has 125000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Your washer fluid reservoir is located in t...

Your washer fluid reservoir is located in the right (passenger) side of the vehicle. To access the tank for removal/replacement, you must remove the right fender liner which is the black plastic that surrounds the interior of the wheel well. There may be several screws holding it in place. Once removed, the washer fluid reservoir should be visible.

Remove the front and rear washer hoses and drain any washer fluid remaining in the tank. Also remove the pump/motor and fluid level sensor connectors. The filler neck and tank are two separate pieces. Remove the clip that holds them together and the screws holding the tank in place. Now the tank section can be removed.

Install the new tank section and be sure to secure all the components you loosened/removed, As a precaution, fill the new reservoir to check for leaks and turn the key on to operate the windshield washer before reinstalling the fender liner.

If you need help with this, consider YourMechanic, as a certified technician can help you with the replacement of your windshield washer reservoir.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Vibration in the front while driving upwards of 35 mph - 2000 Nissan Pathfinder

Hi there. The vibrating issue at lower speed indicates that something is either loose, not properly aligned, or that a different front end component like ball joints or shock mounts is damaged as well. The best thing to do is...

Q: My belt and pulley fell off. What would cause this? Also, there is Green fluid leaking from front driver side.

The idler pulley or tensioner pulley may have seized up causing the pulley and belt to come off the engine. When these parts come off with the engine running, depending on how fast the engine was running (how high the...

Q: I replaced the tailight assembly but the the brake light still won't turn on.

You will need to do some further testing to figure out where the issue is. This is going to require you trace the power supply from the brake pedal to the bulb. All of the following can be the cause...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.