Windshield Washer Fluid IconHow do I add windshield wiper fluid to my Lincoln vehicle?

You should check your windshield washer fluid whenever you fill up your fuel tank. If your washer fluid is low, refilling it is easy. 

Before You Start

  • Park your vehicle on a level surface, in a safe, well-ventilated area, and set the parking brake.
  • Roll up or remove loose clothing, and keep your arms away from the cooling fan(s) when checking the washer fluid. Fans can turn on automatically, even when the engine is off.
  • Only put windshield washer fluid in the washer fluid reservoir. Other vehicle fluids can damage your wiper/washer system.
  • Do not use water in the washer fluid reservoir. If it freezes, it can clog and damage the reservoir and hoses.
  • In extremely cold weather, use low-temperature washer fluid, and do not fill the reservoir all the way.

Adding Windshield Wiper Fluid

  1. Open your hood and find your washer fluid reservoir—it is usually a white, translucent container with a windshield/water symbol on the cap. Note that if your vehicle has a rear wiper, there may be a second reservoir for it as well.
  2. Remove the cap(s) and check the fluid level in the reservoir(s). If full, you do not need to add any.
  3. Carefully pour some into the reservoir(s) until it almost reaches the top.
  4. Replace the cap(s) and press down until it pops into place, then close the hood.

Note: The front and rear windshield washers are generally supplied by the same reservoir. However, you should check your Owner's Manual to be certain this holds true for your vehicle.