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Unread 05-19-2012, 06:12 PM   #1
Hmullin
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Repair washer reservoir

My reservoir is leaking ('03 renegade) and it looks impossible to access. Any ideas how to reache the thing?

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Unread 05-19-2012, 07:54 PM   #2
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You can access the reservoir by removing the right side mud guard and side fender. I was installing a snorkel the other day and could see the reservoir and all the connectors ('05 KJ)
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Unread 05-20-2012, 12:39 AM   #3
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There is a good chance you may have bumped the pump motor or pipes.
If you are lucky something is disloged and not broken.
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Unread 05-20-2012, 01:04 AM   #4
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Also, since it's not a pressure vessel, it can be easily repaired. If it's cracked, just get the crack realigned (if it's displaced, you may have to push it out from the inside with a stick...) then either smear epoxy or polyester resin (Bondo gel, fibreglas filler resin) over it.

If it's bad, get a fibreglas kit and cut a patch to fill it in, and resin inside/outside.

Sorry I can't give you advice on how to remove the tank - but I don't know the KJ, and don't like how things get hidden on new cars anyhow.

For the lines on the bottom of the tank, I find it helpful to secure them using zip-ties, pulled nice and tight. You have to cut them off, but if you're going to cut them off, the hose probably wants replacing anyhow.

(Finding a screw hose clamp that small probably isn't very easy...)
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Unread 05-20-2012, 10:28 PM   #5
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Thanks guys.

Guess I sort of guessed that: "removing the right side mud guard and side fender". However, my real question is how to remove the mud guard? Looks like there are black button type joiners. I don't see any way to remove these (look like they are push in type) without breaking them. Also, does the fender need to be removed too? Looks like a bear too - there are some stud looking bolts on the outside but no screw fittings - inside looks impossible.
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Unread 05-21-2012, 04:23 AM   #6
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Thanks guys.

Guess I sort of guessed that: "removing the right side mud guard and side fender". However, my real question is how to remove the mud guard? Looks like there are black button type joiners. I don't see any way to remove these (look like they are push in type) without breaking them. Also, does the fender need to be removed too? Looks like a bear too - there are some stud looking bolts on the outside but no screw fittings - inside looks impossible.
I installed a snorkel so I had to remove the fender and mug guard. There are 3 different types of connectors that need to be removed. The simple "push in pull out" ones that are on the mud guard, then there are those that require you to pull out the middle bit then pull out the fasteners. Then the rivets, these I just cut out because they are rivets! I have a set of jeep rivets that I replaced.

Refer to the service manual for help. Good luck.
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Unread 05-21-2012, 07:40 AM   #7
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I was able to get to the washer pump on my 2002 CRD from inside the front-right wheel well....you simply move a section of the rubber away.
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