January 11, 2010, 8:19 am
[quote name='Golfmad123' post='59411' date='Jan 11 2010, 05:12 AM']Newbie here so please be gentle!!
I've currently got a 53 plate Ford Focus Zetec, and have had some problems with the rear washer.
I went to use the rear washer the other day and when I looked in the mirror noticed that water was heavily dripping onto the parcel shelf. Later that day I managed to get the centre rear light out and found that the washer pipe was completely apart.
I tried to connect the pipe back together again but they both seem exactly the same size so wont reconnect.
Does anyone know if there is a join I can get to join the two pipes together or will the whole pipe have to be replaced? If its gonna be a replacement job any idea how much its likely to cost?
Thanks for any help!!
Hi there and welcome, it could be that your washer jet was frozen. And as such the pressure build up caused by the pump running parted the washer pipe at an actual join point. I dare say you would recognise it as being a actual join point if both pipe ends are straight and clean. If that was the case, I would have thought the join would have been made with a plastic male coupler piece, being slightly over size to the actual pipe, thus making it a tight fit. Is it possible that the male coupler has fallen off?
When trying to refit tubes over slightly oversized connectors, heating the tube slightly or applying washing up liquid can make it easier to slip it over the coupler.