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Old 05-18-2009, 06:06 PM
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Leaking washer fluid - diagnosed

Okay a few months ago, we would hear a gurgling liquid noise from the X3. We couldn't figure it out. Fast foward -the low washer fluid light came on. Filled it up and 4 hours later on the hightway the light came back on- it was empty. WTF?
At home, I refilled it. It didn't go out for like a week. There had to be a leak but no liquid on the ground. The leak had to be with IN the car.

Turns out there's a connection on the inside by the center console that fails. Yup, the connection seperates on occasion. The estimated repair time is like 10 HOURS! Yes ten hours. They have to remove the seats, center console, carpets and padding. They got to check the electricals down there and dry out the carpet.

We got ours covered under warranty- whew. Just want to share this if your fluid is mysteriously missing.
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Old 05-26-2009, 08:53 AM
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Some info on it and how to fix it cheaply if warranty has expired ...

http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-foru...sher-tube.html

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Old 05-26-2009, 09:29 AM
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Cheers my man.


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Some info on it and how to fix it cheaply if warranty has expired ...

http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-foru...sher-tube.html

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Old 05-26-2009, 12:02 PM
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Good to know as mine is almost out of warranty
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:06 PM
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Though this isn't the problem you had the X3 is notorious for springing leaks in the washer fluid pumps that are on the washer tank under the hood. My 2006 drained all its fluid and then again after about week once filled. Replaced the pump that was leaking, and to help others that may come across this i created the following tutorial/photo document of the replacement:

BMW X3 Washer Fluid Pump Replacement DIY

You can fix it for about $35 in parts and save a ton of money over what the dealer would charge I'm sure.
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