Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2003 05:27:25 GMT
From: "Hatchback" <>
Subject: Re: Need Advice with washer fluid tank 1992 9000

Negative, I bought the old gal right off the showroom floor and she has never been out of my sight since 92. "Jack F" <jacknopsamlid.invalid> wrote in message news:AAabb.124$ > Has someone other than you ever replaced the washer pump? Could it have > happened then? > > "Hatchback" <> wrote in message > news:4D3bb.74166$ > > Noticed a pool of water under my car and discovered it was my washer > fluid. > > At first I suspected the anti-siphon valve but after installing a new one, > > the fluid kept leaking. I was able to disconnect the tank on top, (bolts > and > > harness) and then after a little swearing, I was was able to "find" and > > remove the 2 nuts on those two 4 inch standoff s attached to the tank. It > > sure pays to have small hands. Once I got the tank loose I could see the > > source of the trouble. One of those standoffs was damaged where it mates > to > > the tank. It was obviously done at the factory because I bought this car > new > > and I certainly didnt do it. Who ever broke it, smeared the bracket and > tank > > with sme kind of putty "goop' and it has since separated from the plastic > > and metal. It cant be fixed in the car because it would be too difficult > to > > clean all the corrosion in such a tight space. If I can get it down, I can > > clean it properly and I think silicone might do the trick. The question is > > how to get these stupid things out after the bolts are removed. Jammed out > > against the fender, I am still about an inch short of space to clear those > > standoffs. Am I going to have to remove the front valence and maybe pull > > out on my fender???? > > God Bless Saab Engineering"!! > > > > > >

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