Washer Bottle Emptying itself inside the cabin?!?

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thunderstarter
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Hi, can anyone advise on the following issue. 2010 Exige 240S, Washer Bottle located in the engine compartment, and has started to dump the entire contents inside the car. At first I thought I simply had a water leak from the door seals, that was letting rain in, but I then discovered its the washer bottle, and its leaking under the dash, which leads me to think its coming from the tube between the bottle and the washer jets?

Does anyone know how this is accessed, and is it a clam off job, or can it be reached by any other means?

Thanks
Dan
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Fonzey
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Assuming the layout is similar to the pre-2010 clams the hose runs just by the "spine" of the front clam, then down off under the fusebox area to get to the passenger sill.

There's a little anti-return valve in line, usually 6-18in from the outlet nozzle so that may have popped off or be leaking causing it to run down the bulkhead and into the interior.
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MrP80
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Exactly the same routing as @Fonzey described on my10 clam.

Does it still spray?
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thunderstarter
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Thanks for the replies, to be honest I’ve not even taken the 2 front access panels off this car yet. Should the washer tube and this Non return valve be accessible via these?

It is still spraying,
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thunderstarter wrote: Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:43 pm Thanks for the replies, to be honest I’ve not even taken the 2 front access panels off this car yet. Should the washer tube and this Non return valve be accessible via these?

It is still spraying,
Yes just about accessible but may be doing some of it a bit blind!
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MrP80
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I think so, but you might need some thin fingers. To be honest when I last needed to look at it I was taking them clam off anyway so didn't try very hard....

In my old receipts pre me owning the car I know the non return valve was changed at service, no mention of anything with the clam so sure you can get to it no issue
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