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This is the first generation of the Ford Escape, a compact crossover SUV. Production started in 2000 for the 2001 model year.

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wind shield Washer Fluid leaking

Problem is coming from the right side wheel well, up in the quarter panel. No hoses are leaking it's up higher


I have tried using the pump once the Splash guard was off and it was coming from up in the quarter panel, not by the hoses that why I wanted to see more of a diagram of how the washer fluid lines go on the right side of the escape.

I need to see a Diagram of whats under the Quarter panel????

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Sounds to me like your windshield washer reservoir is leaking. Of course you do want check on the hoses that connect to it. Bit of a PITA to replace it. Remove the RH front fender splash shield. Disconnect the windshield and rear window washer pump electrical connectors. To prevent spilling windshield washer fluid, drain the windshield washer reservoir before removal. Disconnect the front and rear washer pump hoses. Remove the 2 windshield washer reservoir bolts and the windshield washer reservoir. To install, reverse the removal procedure. Hope this helps, good luck.

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I have a 08 Mariner Hybrid. Had it in for recall stuff, then the washers in the front were not working. Opened the hood and saw the fluid spraying in passenger side just below the hood hinge. the tube in the hood was hanging in space and appeard to have been cut clean.

Washer lines go from the reservoir/pump up in front, just behind the passenger headlamps, in thru the fender, up behind the passenger side, by the hood latch. I had

1. jack up the passenger side

2. remove the front passenger wheel well covers(6 screws, 4 plastic crew/latches),

then the hoses were staring me in the face.

3. I pushed the hose back thru the engine compartment in back,

4. MacGyvered a connection for the tubes, and

5. put it all back together.

Driving is now clean and clear. Autozone has a simple connection kit for about $17. right next door was an Ace hardware, they had some stuff too. Probably could have put some tubing and clmaps as well.

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Scott, where did you have your recall work done?? I just had the same exact thing happen to me. Recall work, then my hose was clean cut, clear as day.....


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My 2008 Mercury Mariner windshield washer hose comes up thru a little hole on the fender panel on the passenger side. I cannot get hold of the broken hose thru the little hole. How can I fix this ?

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