My stupid little brother put gas in the windshield washer reservoir and ran it threw and I just drove the car and realized what had happpend

Asked by Jan 01, 2017 at 05:52 PM about the 2005 Mazda MAZDA3 S Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

How do I fix it?
How much will it cost?
Can I do it my self?

5 Answers

60,665

You could take out the fluid reservoir and dump the fluid out and give it a good rinse. Gasoline in the washer fluid tank is a real fire hazard.

109,545

If it still works then put in some dish soap [Dawn] with water and run it all through the system flushing it out, you may have to do this a couple of times to get all of the gas out, the Dawn will get all of the petroleum based product to release from the plastics and flush it away. now if the pump has already suffered from the gas then your only alternative is to replace the washer unit, the nozzles are made of some substantial stuff so it woukld take the gas quite a while to ruin them. HTH

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60,665

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