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Possible Mk3 Boot Leak?

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Hi guys first time poster who has just noticed the dreaded water problem we all seem to be having on my 2013 zetec focus.

not had chance to take the bumper off yet but I have removed the rubber grommet and it’s pretty nasty in there. So it’s obvious I have had water getting in there.

 

was going to buy a new set of vents to be ready when I do get the bumper off. What the hell do they call them and the best place to get them? As I cannot for the life of me find them online!

 

thanks for any info.

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Another one fixed today.... last Ford I'll probably ever buy!

Now just the exciting job of removing the main carpets to dry out the sound deadening 😞

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On 10/23/2019 at 4:10 PM, Hevydevy said:

was going to buy a new set of vents to be ready when I do get the bumper off. What the hell do they call them and the best place to get them? As I cannot for the life of me find them online

I didn't have any issues with breaking them, just follow the video posted earlier and be gentle.

The side vents I couldn't get to the top clip furthest away, so released the other 3 and then slid it out.

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After a few weeks of heavy misting in the windows today I noticed damp rear footwells, Google found me this thread and I just nipped out and pulled the grommets... gushing water looks like I'll be taking the bumper off next weekend.. big thanks to Wes 

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I've just registered to say thanks to @WES180for this thread, I am another with this issue it would seem. I noticed wet boot carpet first and then got annoyed with the misting inside the car (always been an issue) getting worse. 

Just popped the bung on the NS and low and behold the water started flowing. Will get it sorted now thanks to this guide! You should invoice Ford for investigation time!

Thanks again.

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Haha, I just done this job on my 12 plate focus last weekend, I followed a YouTube video, brilliant. 

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I'm another victim of of the Mk3 Focus Fishing Simulator - buy a car, includes free self filling pond in the spare wheel well.

Pulled grommets and drained & the water has gone, but after drying and then heavy rain of late there's been leakage back into the boot again.

Went to take off the bumper today but my Mk3 S is a bit tougher to remove as the rear diffuser/skirt blocks access to the two push clips that hold the bumper underneath. I managed to remove one, but the exhaust blocks access to the other, but if I take off the diffuser/skirt I can get to it.
Not sure how to remove the skirt though as it's held on with metal slotted clips that are a pain to try to remove without snapping the plastic lugs on the skirt.

Anyone know the best way to remove the diffuser/skirt without breaking it?

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Hi all,

Ford Focus Zetec 13 Reg.

I completed the fix at the weekend.

I used this video to remove bumper:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sf5jU8ttX58

There were a few extra bolts in the wheel arch which weren't shown on the video, so Ford must have got rid of them on the newer models.

Many thanks for this thread guys. Ridiculous that Ford aren't accepting that this is their mess.

Condensation has stopped already, will have a look at the seats this weekend and decide whether they need to come out for drying purposes.

Anyone reading this and considering whether to do the fix themselves or take it to ford, my advice do it yourself. I've never picked up a spanner in my life, yet this was easy.

3 hours it took me, baring in mind I have like three screwdrivers, a hammer and some pully tool thing.

Do it yourself and save the money.

Thanks again all.

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Hi WES180, 

I have this same issue on my 2013 focus, I want to check the grommet that you have mentioned. Where is the grommet situated? Thanks Gary

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On 11/26/2019 at 8:10 PM, Keebs24 said:

Hi WES180, 

I have this same issue on my 2013 focus, I want to check the grommet that you have mentioned. Where is the grommet situated? Thanks Gary

There are grommets underneath the car at the rear, one each side. If you push them in, you might not retrieve them until you remove the bumper and the vents.

But they do let any water drain out so it’s not a problem if they can’t retrieve them.

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Finally done mine today, just about to clip the bumper back on and bolt things down again.

I called out Ford (UK) on Twitter and they did reply at least,although I did say that unless they do an extended warranty for second hand cars I don't think they'll touch this problem. Lo & behold the silence is deafening.

Oh and on my car (2014 S 1.0 Ecoboost) there's 3 screws in each wheel arch that you need to take off. 2 are star headed, 1 is hexagonal.

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 Did you replace the soundproofing or did you dry it off and put it back in? If you put it back in how long did it take to dry out? 
cheers 

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3 hours ago, Keebs24 said:

 Did you replace the soundproofing or did you dry it off and put it back in? If you put it back in how long did it take to dry out? 
cheers 

I’ve left mine out as I needed to get the bumper back on. If I notice an increase in noise levels then I might consider putting some back in.

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