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Focus Mk3 2011 - heater pipe leak

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I have a 2011 1.6 Focus. There is a leak from the joint in one of the heater pipes as it goes along the left side of the driver's footwell into the engine compartment. It turns out the O ring at this joint is prone to failure and Ford can no longer replace it. Instead it appears they have changed the heater matrix so that a whole new matrix is required with pipes that don't have the joint. I imagine this is because of repeated failures of the O ring.

Has anyone else had this problem? If so how did Ford deal with it? Is there an alternative source of the O rings.

Many thanks

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Yep! I have this problem as of Sunday took it to a garage and was told the same, they are trying to replace the pipe with a flexi pipe, but Ford have quoted £1000 for the new heater matrix install.... 2011 ford focus as well 

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Hi, did the fix work?  Mine also needs doing, and I can feel the water coming out through the plastic join in the lower pipe.

Car is a 2013 so of course no warranty.

Thanks!

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How did you get the rubber pipes over the alluminium ones? 

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On 3/28/2017 at 9:21 PM, fuseman said:

Here's a pic of the fix - hope it helps someone else

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Hi

 

I realise this is an old post but any idea what diameter hosing you used?

 

After buying 6 genuine Ford o rings and 4 Ford genuine plastic clips i am now going to perform this fix but could do with understanding what size hose was used. Not sure whether to go with a 32mm diameter as i believe the 2 ends of each pipe are raised

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ok its 24th oct 2017 and i have just had this happen to my focus ecoboost took it to lookers ford sheffield and they fixed it for 140 quid two new clamps and o rings after first garage i went to told me i needed a new matrix installed for 900

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