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How to Replace Washer Bottle 96-99 GMC K1500

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How to Replace Washer Bottle 96-99 GMC K1500

Created on: 2017-05-10

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a broken, damaged, split or leaking windshield washer bottle / reservoir on 96, 97, 98, 99 GMC Sierra K1500

  1. step 1 :Removing the Storage Box
    • Remove the lid from the storage box
    • Pry out the tabs in the box
    • Remove the 13mm nut inside of the wheel well
    • Remove the box
  2. step 2 :Removing the Fluid Reservoir Pump
    • Remove the 10mm bolt at the top of the fluid reservoir
    • Remove the 7mm screw on the fill neck
    • Remove the fill neck
    • Remove the washer fluid reservoir from the vehicle
    • Remove the cover
    • Disconnect the pump
    • Pry the pump and hose out
    • Remove the pump
  3. step 3 :Reinstalling the Fluid Reservoir Pump
    • Reinstall the pump onto the washer line
    • Reinstall the pump and lines into place
    • Connect the electrical connector
    • Reinstall the cover
    • Press the fluid reservoir into place
    • Reinstall the 10mm hold down bolt
    • Reinstall the filler neck
    • Tighten the 7mm screw to the fill neck
  4. step 4 :Reinstalling the Storage Box
    • Reinstall the cargo box
    • Reinstall the 13mm hold down nut
    • Replace the lid on the storage box

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Drain Pan

  • Ratchets & Related

    Ratchet

    Socket Extensions

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    7mm Socket

    10mm Socket

    15mm Socket

    13mm Socket

Installation Video
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In this video, we're going to be working with our 1996 GMC Sierra. We're going to show you how to remove and replace your vehicle's washer fluid reservoir.

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Here are the items you'll need for this repair: 7mm to 15mm socket, ratchet, socket extension, flat blade screwdriver, drain bucket

Open your storage box and remove the lid. There are two tabs located at the front that you'll want to pry out with a flat blade screw driver, lift up. Remove the 13 millimeter nut inside of the wheel with a 13 millimeter socket and ratchet. Remove the 10 millimeter bolt at the top of the washer fluid reservoir with a 10 millimeter socket and ratchet. Remove the 7 millimeter screw on the fill neck. Remove the fill neck from the reservoir. Remove the washer fluid reservoir.

Open your storage box and remove the lid. There are two tabs located at the front that you'll want to pry out with a flat blade screwdriver and lift up. Remove the 13 millimeter nut inside of the wheel well with a 13 millimeter socket and ratchet. Remove the 10 millimeter bolt at the top of the washer fluid reservoir with a 10 millimeter socket and ratchet.

Remove the 7 millimeter screw on the fill neck. Remove the fill neck from the reservoir. Remove the washer fluid reservoir. Make sure you have a drain bucket set up underneath there. You'll need to remove this cover.

The ends, unsnap with some tabs. Remove that. Disconnect the pump and the hose. Remove the pump from the reservoir. Remove the pump.

Here we have our old washer fluid reservoir that we removed from our vehicle, and our new parts from 1AAuto.com. As you can see these parts are exactly the same. We have the same size reservoir, same inlets with new gaskets, same pump location, single bolt mounting. And the bottom, we have the same locating pins. Even comes with a new filler neck, which will just pop right in, just like our old one popped out. Now, it's not uncommon for these to crack or break. So if yours has gone back and is leaking fluid, this new part from 1A Auto is going to go in direct fit, just like your original equipment, and fix you up right.

Reinstall the pump onto the washer line. Reinstall the pump into the washer. Snap the lines into place. Close the electrical connector. And our cover will hook back onto it's tabs.

Reinstall the washer reservoir. Reinstall the 10 millimeter hold down bolt, and tighten it down with a 10 millimeter socket and ratchet. Install the filler neck, as well as the 7 millimeter screw.

Reinstall the cargo box. Reinstall the 13 millimeter hold down nut. Reinstall the lid. Open the cap and refill your washer reservoir to capacity.

Thanks for watching. Visit us at 1AAuto.com for quality auto parts, fast and free shipping, and the best customer service in the industry.

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Drain Pan

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Socket Extensions

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 7mm Socket
  • 10mm Socket
  • 15mm Socket
  • 13mm Socket

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