How To Replace Windshield-Washer Tubing in a Chrysler Sebring

The Chrysler Sebring is one of the popular mid-size creations of Chrysler. Introduced as a coupe in 1995 and then as a convertible from 1996, it became a replacement for the older LeBaron model. Like other types of vehicles, owning one has its own set of problems that require the owner’s help. Like in instances when no fluid comes from your windshield-wiper yet its container still has sufficient water. In this case, replacing the windshield-washer tubing is easy and can be done without hiring a professional. If you want to know how to do this, these are the things you need to do.

  • Check the visible tubing. Perform an initial checking prior to replacing the tubing. It may only be that there is clog in the visible part of the tube, hindering the water from being sprayed as needed. Just get a piece of needle or pin to poke inside the tube to remove any visible debris. If it still does not work after this, then consider it a clear indication that you have to replace the tubes.
  • Find the tank. The washer reservoir container or tank is found in front of the passenger seat, just opposite the location of the vehicle’s battery, and right in front of the coolant reservoir. There may be other components you need to remove in order to access the washer tubing such as the frontal panel and passenger side tire.
  • Locate the connections. There are two tube connections that can be found in the area where the windshield-washer is. The first connects to the reservoir where water is contained, and the other is connected to the windshield. The connection leading to the reservoir is found under the reservoir itself, so you may be required to go under your vehicle to access it. However, if you removed the tire and front panels, you may not need to go underneath at all.
  • Unhook the windshield tube. Once done, remove the excess water trapped inside the tube. Have the water drain in a container. Dispose of the excess water afterwards. The problem may only be caused by small debris from valves and other vehicular components trapped inside the tube.
  • Clean the reservoir. Unhook the other tube that connects to the reservoir. Like the other tube, drain the excess water. If the reservoir appears to be dirty, clean it with warm water. There are times when doing this can solve the problem.
  • Connect the new tubes. Once you’ve successfully removed the old tubing on both sides, connect and hook the new ones. Start from the water reservoir, going to the windshield.
  • Add water to the reservoir. Fill up the reservoir with water. Afterwards, replace all the other components that you removed in order to get to the windshield-washer tubes. Test if the wipers work well this time.

After turning the wipers on, give it a few minutes to allow water to be pumped from the reservoir to the windshield-washer. If it still doesn’t work well after this time, then you may need to re-check for faulty valves.


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