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Old 08-14-2013, 04:31 PM   #1
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2008 Heater Hose Problems

I have a 2008 SE that my daughter will taking to Wyoming in a week. The heater hose developed a leak and when looking for a quick fix, I couldn't come up with one. The problem is it's a combination of rubber and hard plastic and the plastic cracked making a splice impossible. Then I went to Ford Dealership Part#8S4Z-18472-A is on nationwide back order until October. How can this be with how many thousands of 2008-2011 Focus out on the road and you can't get a part that is pretty valuable for 2 months. WTH? Can someone help me out on this extremely timely problem?


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Old 08-14-2013, 04:46 PM   #2
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Junkyards are probably going to be your best friend. You can also try online sources such as rockauto or parts stores like autozone. They may also make patch kits for the plastic piping (if it comes to that).

I don't really see any reason you couldn't replace the line with all standard rubber heater hose either. Most vehicles only use rubber and don't use any plastic.
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Old 08-15-2013, 10:06 AM   #4
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It is extremely annoying that the 08-11 focus is the neglected vehicle for everything from performance parts to oem replacements...
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It is extremely annoying that the 08-11 focus is the neglected vehicle for everything from performance parts to oem replacements...
I strongly agree. It's difficult to find any sort of parts for these. And they look good so idk why more people don't mod them.
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Old 08-15-2013, 11:00 AM   #6
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I don't really see any reason you couldn't replace the line with all standard rubber heater hose either. Most vehicles only use rubber and don't use any plastic.
I agree with this

Go to the autoparts store with the hose and buy a piece that will be long enough to get rid of the plastic all together.
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Go to Home Depot and look at copper tubing, if close to right size cut a piece and use old school hose clamps to replace the plastic piece. Or, how you pay them back for doing that.
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I ended up buying an after market complete hose kit that will be modified a little to work right waiting for it to come in from amazon. Ford is now saying November on that particular part.
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