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Went to IKEA tonight, for some Swedish inspiration ( or should that read some cheap, flat pack furniture to give Wifey something to do this evening, after the kids have gone to bed??!! :angel: :whistle: :spank: )

On returning home, with goods in brown boxes strapped to the roof rack, I switched on the rear screen washer, and AARGGHHH :censor: :cuss: :wall: :rant: :rant: :cry: :mad: , there was a torrent of water coming from the O/S rear headlining, filling the boot of the Maverick :censor: :cuss: :rant: :rant: :wall: :cry:

Yet again, the washer pipe had decided that a rather dodgy, (well, TBH :censor: crappy) Ford connector needed to make me aware of its presense.

Easy fix though, took me 10 minutes, and 3 cigs to do.

As our 3 cars all seem to have the washer problem, here's a few piccies, showing the culprit..




Get ready for when it happens to your Mavericks, unless its due to the rather crappy American build quality of mine :shrug: :doh: ;)
 

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It's not the build quality.

The connectors aren't made to tolerate cig flips within a 50-foot radius.

:lol:
 

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After the previous problem, I'm avoiding using the rear washer in icy conditions. It seems like if the nozzle is blocked up, the rest of the system can't handle the back pressure. :roll:

Glad your fix was relatively painless though James. I hope it doesn't leave a stain on the headlining. :thumb:
 

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That looks as though it is a messy situation. I hope we don't have that kind of problen here. However My rear washer on the Windstar hasn't worked for about 4 years
 

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camusdarrach said:
Get ready for when it happens to your Mavericks, unless its due to the rather crappy American build quality of mine :shrug: :doh: ;)
:stop: Unless Internet info can't be trusted..... :shrug: Left-hand drive versions of the new Ford Maverick will be built at Ford's Kansas City Plant, and "right-hand drive versions will be built at Mazda's Hofu Plant in Japan."
 

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PollKat said:
:stop: Unless Internet info can't be trusted..... :shrug: Left-hand drive versions of the new Ford Maverick will be built at Ford's Kansas City Plant, and "right-hand drive versions will be built at Mazda's Hofu Plant in Japan."
According to the VIN number, my local Ford dealer, and JP's information, mine was constructed in the USA :doh:, from what my Ford dealer has said, "it was to use up the last of the 1st gen parts, but any UK Maverick that dates from late 2003 (eg a 53, or 04 reg) was most probably constructed in America, as the parts have different partnumbers :shrug: :shrug:
All I know is that the colour code for my car is for Gold Ash (not a colour available here), we had Champagne Silver, which is a slightly lighter colour, as I have found out, when trying to colour match touch up paint :wall: :shrug:
 

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I understood that all Mavericks were assembled in Kansas City, Kansas Assembly Plant. Actually it's a stamping and assembly plant I think. :shrug:
 

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i thought it was alabama for some reason, or maybe i'm thinking of UK Merc MLs. Anyway - i taped mine up when it popped off. hopefully wont happen again!
 

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i thought it was alabama for some reason, or maybe i'm thinking of UK Merc MLs. Anyway - i taped mine up when it popped off. hopefully wont happen again!
I like it :thumb: , I wonder if the rear washer pipe has any more joins in :shrug:
 

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camusdarrach said:
arbs said:
i thought it was alabama for some reason, or maybe i'm thinking of UK Merc MLs. Anyway - i taped mine up when it popped off. hopefully wont happen again!
I like it :thumb: , I wonder if the rear washer pipe has any more joins in :shrug:
When you find out, be sure to let us know. :lol:
 
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