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How to Replace Windshield Washer Fluid Level Sensor 2006 - 2011 Toyota Camry

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Created on: 2017-10-12

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  1. step 1 :Removing the Front Bumper
    • Place tape along the edge of the bumper to mark its location
    • Remove the 10mm bolts from the splash shield
    • Remove the splash shields
    • Turn the clip in the fender liner on either side
    • Pull back the fender liner
    • Remove the 10mm bolt from the bumper on either side
    • Remove the 10mm bolt from the metal support on top of the bumper
    • Pry up the plastic pin from the headlight with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the Phillips retainer from the bracket
    • Pry up the plastic pin from the headlight with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pull the bumper off of the bracket
  2. step 2 :Removing the Washer Fluid Pump
    • Turn the wheel out
    • Remove the 10mm bolt from the fender liner to gain access
    • Have a drain pan ready
    • Disconnect the sensor from the pump
    • Remove the pump
  3. step 3 :Installing the Washer Fluid Pump
    • Connect the level sensor
    • Press the grommet into the tank
    • Press the pump into the tank
    • Connect the sensor
  4. step 4 :Removing the Washer Level Sensor
    • Disconnect the sensor
    • Pry the level sensor and seal out with a flat blade screwdriver
  5. step 5 :Installing the Washer Level Sensor
    • Press the seal into the bottle
    • Press the sensor into the bottle
    • Connect the sensor wiring harness
    • Connect the splash shield
    • Tighten the 10mm bolt to the splash shield
  6. step 6 :Installing the Front Bumper
    • Hang the bumper on the top brackets
    • Push the bumper into the bracket on both sides
    • Press in the push clips to the headlights
    • Tighten the Phillips retainers to the metal bracket
    • Press in the clips to the bumper
    • Tighten the screw to the bumper behind the fender liner on both sides
    • Replace the splash shield
    • Tighten the 10mm bolts to the splash shield

Tools needed

  • Socket Extensions

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

    Rust Penetrant

    Painter's Tape

    10mm Socket


Hi, I’m Mike from 1A Auto. We’ve been selling auto parts for over 30 years!

I'm going to put some protective tape on the edges of the bumper and the fender, so that while we're handling the bumper, we're going to avoid scratching up the paint. Just repeat this with the other side. To take the front bumper off.

You don't have to have the car in the air, but it does make it easier for us to show you what we're doing. You're going to remove this 10-millimeter bolt here. There was one here, all of them right across the front: one here, here, another one here, and this one over here. I’m just going to use a 10-millimeter socket. They do have a spot in them for a Phillips head screwdriver, but the socket makes it a little bit easier.

To remove these lower splash shields, I'm going to remove the other 10-millimeter bolts. One over here. I'm going to remove these bolts here, so I'm probably going to replace these with after-market ones. They're most likely going to be 10 millimeters, like the other ones, but on this car, they're 1/4". On each side of the bumper, there's a small plastic clip. We use a flat bladed screwdriver to turn it 90 degrees to unlock it.

Then we use a plastic prying tool, like the ones you can get at 1AAuto.com to pry it out. Put that aside so we don't lose it. That's what's holding in the bumper to this fender liner. Once you remove this pin, you got to move up here, and you can pull down the fender liner. There's a hidden fastener up here. It's 10 millimeter. Also has a Phillips head screw head to it, but I'm going to use a 10-millimeter socket because it's easier. Go ahead and remove it. Repeat this for the other side. This bolt might be a little rusty underneath. I'm going to spray some rust penetrant. Take our 10-millimeter socket and remove it.

This is a one single bolt that is holding on this entire middle support that's on the top of the bumper. On both sides of this bumper, there is a screw with a rubber cap around it and a bunch of these push pins. This larger one here attaches to the headlamp assembly. It's actually broken on our vehicle, so it needs to be pushed out so the bumper can come apart. I'm going to leave this one in here because it's already broken. We're going to remove this, and then the other side I will push this pin out.

Using a Phillips head screwdriver. That feels pretty rusty, I'm going to use some rust penetrant in there. See how the top of this bumper's now loose, so it's come off of this middle bracket. It should be pinned into here on the headlight, but this part of the headlight is actually broken off. You need to push this pin out. It's going to be pretty difficult where it's like a flush mounted pin, so I'm going to take a plastic prying tool that you can get from 1AAuto.com. I'm going to push it in here. I'll try to pry up on that. It'll work, it might not work. I might just take a very small flat-headed screwdriver, and go up in here. That actually did the trick. So that will be loosen from the headlight assembly. I need to remove this screw. With all the fastener removed, the bumper should unclip from the body.

You have to give it a bit of a pull to pull off of this bracket. It snaps down to here. It's going to actually sit on top of those metal brackets on the top of the bumper, so that's okay. I'm going to do the same on this side. Just got to put your hands underneath. Get a firm tug. With it loose, you can lift the whole bumper off.

You can try to get to the washer fluid bottle without removing the bumper like we have. You probably want to turn the wheel out. There is a 10mm bolt here holding the fender liner in. You can remove it. This will let you sneak the fender liner back a little more. Actually, fender liners are pretty soft, so we're actually going to fold it up a little bit. You could do that, of course it's going to be attached to the bumper here and attached underneath, so basically you're almost all there to take the bumper off anyways. It's a little tricky to get to.

Here is your washer fluid pump. It's got an electrical connector. Push in the lock to undo it. To drain this, the pump is just sitting in a rubber grommet. Basically, you're just going to work it out of the rubber grommet and have a buck ready, because if your washer fluid tank is not broken and has already leaked out, it's going to be filled with fluid and as soon as you let this go, it's going just come pouring out.

Now with the fluid drained, you can reinstall the pump. It's easier to put this rubber grommet into the tank first. It's got that groove, and it's going to sit right in the edge of the tank like that. You can reinstall the pump. Push it right into place. Connect the electrical connector. Disconnect the level sensor; push in the lock. Use a flat-bladed screwdriver to help pry it out.

Reinstall the level sensor. Make sure it's seated, so it doesn't leak, and then reconnect the electrical connector. Put the splash shield back down. This splash shield was held up here, through here. I'm just going to tuck and match these up. Get that started.

I'll reinstall the bumper. We'll hang it on the top brackets. This is why we put tape, so as we're moving around we don't scratch anything. This can be pushed back into the bracket now. Same for the other side. Install the push clips into headlamp.

Then these bumpers have bolts in them, Phillips head screw. Install the bolt on top of the bumper. I'm going to reinstall these plastic locks. They went in this way, and then turned. Install the self-tapping screw that's up here behind the fender liner. Reinstall the locking clip. Reinstall the self-tapping screw behind the fender liner. Reinstall the splash shield.

Slide up into the bumper. Reinstall the other half. This piece went up into here. Just reinstall whatever hardware that's original to the vehicle that you took out here. Peel off all the tape that you're using to protect the body work.

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