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I have brake fluid in windshield washer reservoir

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Hi everybody. After getting my clutch and slave cylinder replaced at an independent shop, it appears they inadvertently added brake fluid to my washer reservoir.  Every time I spray the windshield, an oily coating that smells like brake fluid leaves a film. Any idea how this might be cleaned out?  Or does the washer system need replacement now that it has been fouled?

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You could remove the tubing lines that pump to the windshield (behind the left front wheel well housing) and pump them to waste.

I would follow with a detergent (like Dawn) mixture to flush the remaining brake fluid and clean the system. Flush well with clean water and re-connect the lines. Refill with WW fluid.

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Thanks, Loren.  I confirm that your method worked easily and very quickly.  The only difficult was getting the hose off the white T-piece. I used a flat screwdriver to pry it off carefully.  Hopefully no paint or plastics will be damaged!



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