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#1 football_coach

 
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Posted 25 November 2016 - 11:30 PM

My son-in-law ran over a raccoon while driving my daughter's '05 BMW 645 ci. All indications point to a cracked windshield washer fluid container. Should this car go in to the BMW shop? Or, can a reputable self-employed mechanic do this? My daughter lives 12 hours away from me near Madison, WI.

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Posted 25 November 2016 - 11:32 PM

Uh-oh. I just noticed nobody has posted on this thread since 09/13.

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 02:15 PM

I would say to call around to the reputable auto body shops in your area, and ask them.

Then you could get a better idea of what it would take to do the job.

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#4 Mike N

 
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Posted 26 November 2016 - 09:36 PM

Remove the driver's side front tire and inner fender liner to access the washer tank. There's two pumps in the tank, one for the windshield and the other for the headlights. Both are common to leak, so even if you see an obvious crack in the tank itself you may consider replacing both pumps while you're in there.


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Posted 17 December 2016 - 04:42 PM

Thanks, Mike.
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Posted 31 December 2016 - 03:48 PM

Replaced the windshield washer pump. Problem solved.
Thanks, again.
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Posted 01 January 2017 - 07:14 PM

Excellent. Glad to help out.


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