Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2007 13:13:13 +0100
From: "Charles C." <>
Subject: Re: SAAB 9000 new owner was Re: Have Saab reintroduced hatchback yet?

Anne Jackson wrote: > The message from th <> contains these words: > >>> The little light was on, indicating that I needed to fill the washer >>> reservoir...I did, and the street had a fair bit of water coursing >>> down it in short time... if that's all that's wrong, I can live with >>> it. How easy is it to fit a new windscreen washer bottle? >>> >> It is probably not the bottle, just a small T-valve, sitting slightly >> below the bottle, that leaks. The valve is a 1 or 2 pound part and >> fairly easy to change. These valves are the same as those sitting just >> below the hood and keep the washer fluid from floating back to the >> bottle. They tend to survive a few years before it is time for a change. > > From the flow rate, I think it was slightly more serious than a valve > leaking. The water came out rather more quickly than it went in...but > then, it didn't come out as we were filling the container...I'll have > to investigate this further. Thanks for the suggestion, anyhow! > The bad news. It is an MOT failure ... you need to have fluid to wash the windscreen. If the bottle is cracked :-( finding a replacement. If it drips as soon as you fill up, it is the bottle or a pump has come off the bottle. The T connectors are after the little pumps and they should not leak until the pump operates. The worse news... - you really need a friendly mechanic - is getting to the bottle. The inner wing has to be removed ... nothing difficult but time consuming :-) (I had the T connectors leak, I had a pipe come off the pump so I had been there at least twice). Charles -- Please remove _removeme_ to reply.

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