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Re: Washer fluid in coolant resevoir, removal, drain and refill

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Well, add me to the list. Wife's JGC was running low on wiper fluid so I grabbed the remaining quart or so I had on hand and emptied it right into the coolant reservoir. I realized my mistake but also figured that with such a small amount in the overflow tank, it probably wouldn't have been a huge deal except the wiper fluid I used had Rainex added. I don't know what the Rainex would do to the various seals and lines, so I ended up draining the reservoir.

Not sure if the 11's are different but I could not find the third (or final) bolt holding the reservoir in place on our 2012. Got the top two just fine, but there appears to be one more towards the bottom "toe" of the reservoir but there's no way to see it. I used the pump head and tube I have for diff fluid changes to pump out as much as I could of the contaminated fluid.
Its down there you just have to be a contortionist. It was easier putting it back in than it was finding and removing it.
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Re: Washer fluid in coolant resevoir, removal, drain and refill

I almost did the same thing yesterday. Grabbed washer fluid, opened hood, see little picture and yellow washer fluid looking flap on left hand side and then I remembered this thread. I stopped for a second, looked to the drivers side and saw the very similar looking but definitely correct picture of washer fluid and yellow cap....

Almost doah...
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Re: Washer fluid in coolant resevoir, removal, drain and refill

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Well, add me to the list. Wife's JGC was running low on wiper fluid so I grabbed the remaining quart or so I had on hand and emptied it right into the coolant reservoir. I realized my mistake but also figured that with such a small amount in the overflow tank, it probably wouldn't have been a huge deal except the wiper fluid I used had Rainex added. I don't know what the Rainex would do to the various seals and lines, so I ended up draining the reservoir.

Not sure if the 11's are different but I could not find the third (or final) bolt holding the reservoir in place on our 2012. Got the top two just fine, but there appears to be one more towards the bottom "toe" of the reservoir but there's no way to see it. I used the pump head and tube I have for diff fluid changes to pump out as much as I could of the contaminated fluid.
You could just stick a water hose in their and dilute it to all water.

Then pump out 2/3's and top off 1/3 with straight anti freeze.
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Re: Washer fluid in coolant resevoir, removal, drain and refill

I pulled a serious WHOA! myself last week when I went to add washer fluid myself. Luckily, I averted disaster.

I fed it back to Chrysler when they sent the official new owner survey.

The two main things that initially steered me toward disaster was that the coolant tank is now up from and equidistant from center as is the washer tank AND I used the pink/orange RainX AND the Jeep has the Mopar HOAT style pink/orange coolant AND the coolant tank's neck is visible with the pink/orange coolant showing which gave me the visual que since fluid colors match....scary...I like the sharpie idea...they should have used a black cap with white lettering for the coolant tank....
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