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Old 04-18-2017, 11:10 AM   #1
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Fairly often I get clear fluid coming onto the windshield from under the hood during hard acceleration. It only happens on the drivers side. I'm going to guess it is washer fluid. I remember researching this and seeing it was a somewhat common issue with these cars? Do any of you experience this? Why does this happen and is there any fix?

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Old 04-18-2017, 12:35 PM   #2
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It's washer fluid, very common in these cars. Not sure if there is a fix as I've never looked into a remedy
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Old 04-18-2017, 12:39 PM   #3
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Yup, Its washer fluid....My fix is don't fill it all the way up.
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Haha same thing has always happened to me ever since I got the car. The windshield washer fluid can't handle the powaaa
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Dido. Just don't fill it all the way.

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I try to avoid ever using my wipers so I keep the fluid at less than half full. Rain-X!
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Old 04-21-2017, 11:33 PM   #7
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Yup common occurence. My car did the same when i filled it up full when i brought the car home after buying. Doesnt do it if you keep it a bit over half full.
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Never noticed this problem. I don't think I've ever added washer fluid to mine and have never used it, lol.
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I don't know about the ws washer fluid being the culprit. Or at least, the only culprit I've owned 5 different C5's in the last 3 years. They've all done it. However, it's consistently been more prevalent on the passenger side. I havealwYs wondered the same thing. Asked several other owners and even a vette "tech", or two. Ne er got a good answer. I knew w it's not residual from a wash or rain. I've had it happen on several occasions on a car that sat in the garage for weeks w/o being washed or rained on. Yet, take it out for a drive....twist her tail...and the windshield gets splattered slightly. Again. Mostly on the passenger side.....consistently.
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You guys must be making a lot more power than me. Mine is topped off, and even has a crack in the lid of the washer fluid tank and still doesn't spray on hard accel.
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Mine does it also, and for sure mine is wwf, I use the orange stuff with rain-x so when this happens it's always orange. Doesn't happen all the time but when I do a max effort holeshot and get good traction then it comes out the squirters on the wiper arms.
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Mine use to do it all the time as well. I don't spray fluid ever, so it either ran out or went to a low enough level where it stopped being a problem. I'm OK with either situation.
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