Windscreen...

Just thought I would share with you all...
Currently making a cup of tea for the RAC man while they take out the new windscreen they put in last week and replace it with another new one
and hopefully put everything back together and I will have no more water in the passenger foot well...
The reason it has to come out is the fat that the screen does not work on the passenger side.
RAC man says there is a Ford modification to stop the water problem happening anyone had it done ?
Does it work ?
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The pollen filter (cabin filter) cover is on the passenger side at the bottom of the windscreen. Part of cover is the actual seal with the bottom of the windscreen (passenger side). If it is fitted back without care or if it has been broken you will get water into the passenger side foot-well.
It appears that perhaps RAC man was blaming Ford for his bad workmanship. A second new screen was probably unnecessary and if it has cured the problem its because they refitted the pollen filter cover correctly this time :(
Was the screen replaced in the first place because of the water problem? If so, the first screen replacement was probably unnecessary.
Check the newsgroup archive at <http://groups.google.com/ for articles about 'Pollen Filter and Focus'. Many people seem to get the problem just after they get the car back from a dealer service. There have been some 'DIY' suggestions about how to quickly fix the problem such as placing a piece of flexible plastic sheet (aka the Blue Peter [1] washing up liquid bottle) over the air intake to the pollen filter.
[1] Blue Peter is a UK children's television program that has been running for nearly 50 years. Aimed at the 5 to 12 age group, the presenters show the kids how to make things out of empty washing up liquid bottles, the inner cardboard tubes from toilet rolls, old breakfast cereal boxes and 'sticky back plastic'. Being a program on the BBC channels which are free from any product advertising all references to branding is removed from the products that they are recycling - the Kellogs name will have been painted out etc.
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Never heard?

Second that one, a known problem, personally I had no problems with it, but it's quite common if someone isn't able to fit the filter probably. Dunno "RAC man", but I'll look for some dealer with a clue about cars in general and Ford in special.;)

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RAC = Royal Automobile Club It's one of the larger UK roadside insurance (rescue) services that have branched up into other car related activities such as windscreen replacement..
<http://www.rac.co.uk/
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Ah, well. Looks like my advice "look for some dealer with a clue about cars in general and Ford in special." wouldn't been that bad, some Ford Dealer should know the problem and might have suggested a quite cheaper solution, if this is really the problem.;)
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Every service done on my Focus by 2 different Ford dealers has resulted in a footwell full of water, once I didn't even get off the fourcourt! IMO this is a design fault with this car and is extremely common.
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It may be a design fault in that refitting the cover needs special care but if you took it to a Ford dealer they would have known about the problem and should have refitted the cover correctly (or replaced any broken parts).
I assume that they actually fixed the fault within a few minutes, and without resorting to placing the windscreen, after you pointed out the problem.
If a Ford dealer hasn't replaced a filter cover correctly during a service what else have they forgotten to do?
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IIRC there are special instructions how to remount the filter from Ford, due to their poor design. Had no problems with mine on the services done by a small local official Ford Dealer. Looks like they had no problems reading/implementing those Ford advisories.
I'd suggest looking for another dealer, if they can't even get that right, I wouldn't want them working on the brakes or alike.
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Back to the RAC for the third time this week, this time I feel quite confident that they have sorted everything, rained so hard on the way home it must have been dome OK for the car not to leak!
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They had to take the windscreen out as it was faulty the de-mister did not work the contact had broken off,the RAC man then discovered that the cover for the filter had not been fitted properly and the seal had been applied incorrectly...
I await rainy day to see if it all has been a success.
They also managed to brake the screen taking it out again!
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