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2005 Ford Focus flex pipe repair

I have a 2005 Ford Focus. The flex pipe needs replaced, but the attached catalytic converter does not seem bad. Shouldn't this be under warranty because with the 2005 model, the flex pipe and catalytic converter are attached, so even though the catalytic converter isn't bad, it is one with the flex pipe? Help!

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Advance auto and auto zone sell just the flex pipe. You will need to have someone cut the old one out and weld the new one in. costs about $20 for part vs $300 for pipew/catalitic converter attached.

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    Actually, find a shop that repairs, not just replaces exhaust parts. Have them just replace the flexible steel mesh section, by cutting and welding a new one in place. Should run you about 150$ installed. Not sure where Dave-rere is getting pricing, but based on a ford focus 2000, just the flex pipe section is 200$ not installed, and the rest of the exhaust will cost between 700 at Speedy or Midas installed, and 900 plus installation at a Ford dealer. Replacing the Catalytic converter is probably about 600$, but I havent had the misfortune of having to learn the exact amount...

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