Windshield Washer Reservoir Leaks – 2007-2009 Acura RDX

B08-023
August 29, 2009

 

Applies To: 2007–09 RDX – ALL

 

Windshield Washer Reservoir Leaks

(Supersedes 08-023, dated April 29, 2008, to revise the information marked by the black bars)

 

REVISION SUMMARY

  • In Applies To and CORRECTIVE ACTION, all 2009 models were added.
  • Under REPAIR PROCEDURE – 2007 MODELS – ALL, 2008 MODELS, From VIN 5J8TB1…8A000001 thru 5J8TB1…8A016848, step 9 was added.
  • REPAIR PROCEDURE – 2008 MODELS from VIN 5J8TB1…8A016849 thru 5J8TB1…8A099999, 2009 MODELS – ALL was added.
  • Under WARRANTY CLAIM INFORMATION, the second repair procedure information was added.

 

SYMPTOM

Windshield washer fluid leaks out of the reservoir by the right front wheel.

 

PROBABLE CAUSE

The orientation of the washer reservoir filler neck prevents the filler neck grommet from sealing the neck opening in the washer fluid reservoir.

 

CORRECTIVE ACTION

 

PARTS INFORMATION

P/N
Washer Reservoir Filler Neck: 76805-STK-A01
Filler Neck Grommet: 76808-STK-A01

 

 

WARRANTY CLAIM INFORMATION

In warranty: The normal warranty applies.

OP# Description FRT
7421A8 Repair Procedure for all 2007 and some 2008 models 0.3
7420A1 Repair Procedure for some 2008 and all 2009 models 0.1

Failed Part: P/N 76805-STK-A01
Defect Code: 07408
Symptom Code: 03220
Skill Level: Repair Technician

Out of warranty: Any repair performed after warranty expiration may be eligible for goodwill consideration by the District Parts and Service Manager or your Zone Office. You must request consideration, and get a decision, before starting work.

 

REPAIR PROCEDURE – 2007 MODELS – ALL, 2008 MODELS FROM VIN 5J8TB1…8A00001 THRU 5J8TB1…8A16848

  1. Put the vehicle on a lift, and turn the ignition switch to ACC (I) to unlock the steering column.
  2. Gently pull up the passenger’s side front fender trim to release the clips, then remove the trim.

FRONT FENDER TRIM

 

  1. Remove the filler neck clips, then pull up on the filler neck, and rotate it rearward to disengage it from the reservoir.

NOTE: Be careful not to damage the nearby brake lines or the A/C refrigerant lines.

FILLER NECK

 

  1. Rotate the filler neck forward and inward as you pull it out through the body opening.

FILLER NECK

 

  1. Remove the fasteners from the front of the right front inner fender, and pull the inner fender away as needed to access the washer reservoir. If needed, unhook the upper right side of the bumper to improve access.

 

NOTE: You can access the washer reservoir without removing the right front wheel or the entire inner fender.

RIGHT FRONT INNER FENDER

 

  1. Lubricate the grommet with washer fluid, and install it on the new filler neck.
  2. Install the filler neck in the reservoir in the reverse order of removal.

FILLER NECK

 

  1. Check that the grommet is firmly seated in the washer reservoir, then reinstall the filler neck clips.
  2. Loosen the three washer reservoir mounting bolts, then align the bolts, and torque them to 9.8 N·m (7.2 lb-ft) in the order shown.

FILLER NECK

 

  1. Reinstall the bumper (if unhooked), the inner fender, and the front fender trim. Replace any damaged trim clips.

 

REPAIR PROCEDURE – 2008 MODELS FROM VIN 5J8TB1…8A016849 THRU 5J8TB1…8A099999, 2009 MODELS – ALL

  1. Remove the fasteners from the front of the right front inner fender, and pull the inner fender away as needed to access the washer reservoir. If needed, unhook the upper right side of the bumper to improve access.

NOTE: You can access the washer reservoir without removing the right front wheel or the entire inner fender.

RIGHT FRONT INNER FENDER

 

  1. Loosen the three washer reservoir mounting bolts, then align the bolts, and torque them to 9.8 N·m (7.2 lb-ft) in the order shown.

FILLER NECK

 

  1. Reinstall the bumper (if unhooked), the inner fender,and the front fender trim. Replace any damaged trim clips.

 

 

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