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post #41 of 113 (permalink) Old 02-23-2015, 02:31 PM
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I can tell you that I can hear mine when it's getting low as it makes a noticeable whining noise. Not empty but getting to that point.
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Washer fluid level sensor?

So I am on a road trip and ran out of washer fluid today, not a big deal I will get some when I fuel up in the morning. I was shocked that with everything this truck does it did not tell me low washer fluid like my 01 Silverado does. Cool thing about the Silverado is when the warning comes on you can fit a full gallon of fluid in the truck. Not complaining just found it interesting.

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So I am on a road trip and ran out of washer fluid today, not a big deal I will get some when I fuel up in the morning. I was shocked that with everything this truck does it did not tell me low washer fluid like my 01 Silverado does. Cool thing about the Silverado is when the warning comes on you can fit a full gallon of fluid in the truck. Not complaining just found it interesting.
LOL, they beat you to it!

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Washer fluid sensor

Brand new truck and doesn't come with a low washer fluid sensor.
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The translucent container is sitting in plain sight just to the left of the radiator. Adding a sensor is just one more thing to go wrong.
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Typically I find mine empty while driving on the expressway behind an 18 wheeler in a sleet/slush storm and the windshield is warm from the defroster, instantly drying the mud into an opaque layer on the windscreen in front of me , forcing me to pull over and find a pile of clean snow to use to wash the windshield, cause my kid took the last bottle of washer fluid out of my backseat that I keep there as a spare......

How large is the washer reservoir in the Colorado? If it holds more than a gallon, it will make me very happy, especially for dirt roads at camp....


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Brand new truck and doesn't come with a low washer fluid sensor.

I feel your pain. Gm has gotten us used to having them for years and now they are cutting us off. WTH!
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The first gen trucks did not have a sensor.

With all the technological advancements on the 2nd gen, I'm a little surprised they did not add one.

Since I use Rain-X, I don't use a ton of fluid, and find it pretty easy to keep it from hitting empty.

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The first gen trucks did not have a sensor.

With all the technological advancements on the 2nd gen, I'm a little surprised they did not add one.

Since I use Rain-X, I don't use a ton of fluid, and find it pretty easy to keep it from hitting empty.
yeah i find the rainx you use far less, just dont mix it with the blue stuff

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yeah i find the rainx you use far less, just dont mix it with the blue stuff
Maybe that is why I always hate the Rainx, never seemed that good to me, but always was mixing it. Perhaps I will run my dry then try again.

I do believe the capacity of the tank is in the gallon range.

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I don't like merging new stuff with things this old. However this is more of an observation/discussion without much really to gain as a result of the info.

Posts from 12/1/2015 merged.

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The tank holds exactly 1 gallon. Mine just ran dry and a new gallon of fluid filled it to the top.
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No low washer solvent light?

So today i tried to clean off my windshield and when i hit the sprayers nothing came out. Went to check the bottle and it was bone dry, but no light came on my dash saying so. Anyone else have this issue?

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Maybe I don't get out much, but I've never seen a vehicle with a low washer fluid indicator light. It's not necessarily a critical fluid level... unless you do a lot of driving on roads that cut through swampy areas at dusk and just before dawn..... then it's pretty critical here in Louisiana! Ideally, I would just keep an extra gallon handy in the truck.

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I had one in my Tahoe LTZ but that's the only vehicle I ever had it in. I also has backup sensors and blind spot warning indicators. At some point or another they all gave me an error and stopped working for a bit until I restarted the vehicle or cleared off the sensors or something. I'm kind of happy not to have all that stuff on the truck. Don't have to deal with stuff not working.
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I havent had a vehicle without a low washer fluid warning in ages.
But I never saw them.
I don't get it, doesn't anyone open their hoods any more????
I open the hood and check all the fluids and belts, hoses and look for minor leaks whatever once a week, it's called preventative maintenance..............and at that time washer fluid is topped off with Rain-X washer fluid.
As a fleet owner I'm kind of into not letting things get to the point of being a major problem before noticing them.
I like to keep my money, not pay an unneeded major repair bill when a minor timely fix would hat prevented it.

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I havent had a vehicle without a low washer fluid warning in ages.
But I never saw them.
I don't get it, doesn't anyone open their hoods any more????
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Has absolutely nothing to do with it, just one New England snowy winter day with all the salt, dirt, and grime thrown up is enough to use the fluid all up in a day or two. Nothing stinks worst than running out of windshield fluid while you window is being salt blasted into a white haze that you can't clean because you didn't know fluid was running low! I actually had a good spot in my 2005 extended cab Canyon to carry a spare jug, not sure where I can put it in my 2016 crew cab.

Ironically my 89 RX-7 and 96 Corvette have a low windshield fluid light. It doesn't look like the 2nd gen Collys have a light though.

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