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funkatation 04-11-2011 12:23 AM

Windshield washer fluid in radiator!
 
Must have too much on my mind lately, but I made a silly mistake of putting windshield washer fluid in the radiator. It was about 1/5 of a gallon 3 days ago, then about the same today, silly me wondering why the light was still on. I was able to use a turkey baster to get most of today's mistake out, but I'm wondering if I should take it to the dealer to get flushed? What's the estimated cost for something like that?

Man I feel stupid!

mrmotoguzzi00 04-11-2011 02:56 AM

Re: Windshield washer fluid in radiator!
 
i'd have it flushed, call it penance ;) not sure what thats gonna do mixed with the antifreeze...

RageOfFury 04-11-2011 08:26 AM

Re: Windshield washer fluid in radiator!
 
You must get the cooling system flushed. No other choice here

moosehead 04-11-2011 08:40 AM

I'd feel stupid too.

Good news is you'll be fine after a full flush.

Jpjr 04-11-2011 08:52 AM

Re: Windshield washer fluid in radiator!
 
pennance would be flushing it himself. it's a little messy but not difficult and a good way to learn about the vehicle. that said, i understand that realistically not all of us wrench.

funkatation 04-11-2011 09:07 AM

Re: Windshield washer fluid in radiator!
 
In my defense (what little there might be!) both of my previous cars were on the left with a yellow cap. Not sure why Chrysler thought the radiator overflow and windshield washer fluid caps should be yellow. But, I just wasn't paying close enough attention. At the dealer now getting it flushed. $140 later....

Technosavant 04-11-2011 10:24 AM

Re: Windshield washer fluid in radiator!
 
I doubt it will do much harm, but yeah, I'd have it flushed.

I also thought that in my looks under the hood it's a little easy to mistake the coolant overflow and washer fluid caps, but then, always double check.

SvenskaJeepGuy 04-11-2011 12:06 PM

Re: Windshield washer fluid in radiator!
 
flush it yourself, you will feel better about your mistake haha

moosehead 04-11-2011 12:23 PM

Or ask your dealer for a......











Courtesy Flush

blackpepper 04-11-2011 01:58 PM

Re: Windshield washer fluid in radiator!
 
Good job, Darwin.

Redcivic47 04-15-2011 10:06 PM

Re: Windshield washer fluid in radiator!
 
The water and alcohol mixture won't just evaporate off when the engine gets hot?

Rosewood 04-17-2011 08:24 PM

Re: Windshield washer fluid in radiator!
 
once may not be enough, the whole block will need to flushed. may take more than one


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