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post #1 of 12 Old 07-07-2016, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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Need a new location for windshield washer reservoir

I have an 03 Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0 4x4 with a 3" lift and while in Moab tore the old windshield washer fluid reservoir out along with the pump and wiring. So I recently took my Jeep in for a safety inspection and they wouldn't pass it because it was missing and it has to be working. I have no idea what else can be used in place of the OME as I can't really run anything in that same position as it will tear that one out also. Anyone have any ideas how I can install a new system in my jeep in a different location. Not a lot of extra space under the hood of vehicles anymore. Any help appreciated.

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post #2 of 12 Old 07-07-2016, 08:44 PM
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I have an 03 Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0 4x4 with a 3" lift and while in Moab tore the old windshield washer fluid reservoir out along with the pump and wiring. So I recently took my Jeep in for a safety inspection and they wouldn't pass it because it was missing and it has to be working. I have no idea what else can be used in place of the OME as I can't really run anything in that same position as it will tear that one out also. Anyone have any ideas how I can install a new system in my jeep in a different location. Not a lot of extra space under the hood of vehicles anymore. Any help appreciated.

I've seen a ton of write ups done about this, if you had done a quick search before hand you would've been solid. I have went ahead and just quickly compiled a handful of them.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/r...oir-wj-462227/

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/w...21/index2.html

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/r...ior-wj-319077/

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f310/...ution-1389208/

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^ Yup.

ZJ washer bottle is the way to go.

It's even easier on the newer WJ's, as I believe in '01 or '02 was when the charcoal canister and some other emissions equipment was moved back behind the driver side rear wheel. The space that freed up under the hood gives you a nice almost factory looking install.

Us older WJ guys don't have it quite that easy

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It is what Jeeples has *PARTIALLY* stated.
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^ Yup.

ZJ washer bottle is the way to go.

It's even easier on the newer WJ's, as I believe in '01 or '02 was when the charcoal canister and some other emissions equipment was moved back behind the driver side rear wheel. The space that freed up under the hood gives you a nice almost factory looking install.

Us older WJ guys don't have it quite that easy


Thanks everyone. I just need to try and find a ZJ bottle and the pumps. We destroyed our entire system on our Moab trip. I was also considering maybe just buying a universal fit washer bottle but not sure how it would integrate into the WJ wiring. Haven't been able to find a ZJ setup so universal fit might have to work. Our local junk salvage yards don't have one and I couldn't find one with the pumps on eBay so not sure where to look. The universal fit ones that come with a single pump are like $30. Anyone know if these could work? I don't need anything fancy. Link to universal fit.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ACI-windshie...dXRECl&vxp=mtr


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Need a new location for windshield washer reservoir

I'm pretty sure that with a single motor tank you gonna have to eliminate the rear window washer. Otherwise you will have to use a T connector to hook up the front and the rear hoses together. And in that case you'll have windshield washer fluid come out of rear window every time you use the front washer.
I'd say keep searching the junkyards or eBay for a ZJ bottle.
I did mine last week and it was very easy. Just have to make sure that ZJ bottle has the pump connectors on it because they are different than WJ's. You'll have to splice the WJ harness and if you still have the old WJ bottle just swap the float over the the new bottle. This way you want have to splice the harness.
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Any chance you can show me how you did your wiring. I have no idea which ones go where. Here is a photo of my wires on the left that went to the old bottle and the bottom of the pumps that they are supposes to connect to. Not sure how to do this since the wiring is not there anymore... There at 4 wires coming from the same place. The pumps were broke off from bottle and the wiring just hanging when he brought the jeep back to me after 4x4ing and told me he tore everything apart so I have no idea which wires go to what. I'd assume you only need 2 of the 4. I don't need all this to be fancy I just need it to pass safety inspection. I bought my bottle from a salvage yard and they said there was no wiring hooked to the pumps when they pulled it out of the ZJ....



Also not sure what you meant when you said to take the float out of the old WJ bottle. I don't see anything inside it. What am I missing?
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After doing a little more research it appear that 2 of the wires go to the pumps then the other 2 go to some sensors. I don't have any of those so how do I go about wiring these? I'm stuck at this point...
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To go any further you gonna need the plugs for the ZJ bottle.
Unfortunately I didn't take any pictures for the wiring but all I did was cut those black and white plugs and spliced the wires together temporarily then pulled the wiper arm until water came out of the front and the back nozzles. I did have to swap the wires and the water hoses once to get the right nozzle to squirt water.
You only need three of those plugs. Two goes to motors, one for the level sensor and the other one is for your fog light.
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^ Yup. ZJ washer bottle is the way to go. It's even easier on the newer WJ's, as I believe in '01 or '02 was when the charcoal canister and some other emissions equipment was moved back behind the driver side rear wheel. The space that freed up under the hood gives you a nice almost factory looking install. Us older WJ guys don't have it quite that easy
Is there any good way of relocating the charcoal canister in the early models or deleting it all together?

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Is there any good way of relocating the charcoal canister in the early models or deleting it all together?


I think it's in moonyJohn build thread that he has the ZJ bottle installed on the passenger side. And it's totally doable. All you have to do is add a few feet of wire to each plug from the harness to make it long enough to reach to the passenger side.
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Well I figured it out. Went back to the salvage yard and they ended up finding me some wires for the ZJ reservoir. It's all done and installed. I ended up having to move that vacuum thing up by the firewall and just zip tying it to a wire loom up there. Also just zip tyed the ZJ reservoir into place. It's not going anywhere with the hood closed. Thanks everyone for your help.


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Well I figured it out. Went back to the salvage yard and they ended up finding me some wires for the ZJ reservoir. It's all done and installed. I ended up having to move that vacuum thing up by the firewall and just zip tying it to a wire loom up there. Also just zip tyed the ZJ reservoir into place. It's not going anywhere with the hood closed. Thanks everyone for your help.

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