2005 Ford Mondeo 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 55000 miles
My Mondeo 2.2 TDCi Estate (05 reg, 55k miles) just came back from an accident repair under insurance. 24 hours later after 100 miles we had to be recovered from the side of the road because the clutch went. It appears there's a hydraulic fluid leak from somewhere. The repair garage insists it has nothing to do with damage caused by the accident, or their repair work.
So, over to you - please tell me, is the leak from " natural causes"? Is it a coincidence? Do I have a claim against the insurer/repairer?
This is how the original accident happened:
A large piece of brick or stone was bouncing along the carriageway and went through my front grille whilst travelling at around 70mph. It momentarily bounced around under the car before exiting somewhere at the rear. The front deflector and grill went under the car, and the underskirt touched the road and went completely under the car making it undriveable. The car was reversed to bring the underskirt back to the front of the car. The car was recovered back to Sussex from Cumbria.
They replaced the following:
1322638 Bumper Assy
It is possible, you should look under the hood and under thevehicle to see if the hydraulic clutch lines are anywhere near the parts that were replaced. If so I would argue they missed it in the initial inspection. If the block kinked/hit the hose it could have weakened it then a few pushes on the pedal and it fails
May, 5, 2009 AT 7:46 AM
Hello .. thanks for the donation .. much appreciated
Without actually seeing the vehicle and knowing where the leak is from !! we couldn't state facts but I would be looking at the fluid supply lines being damaged from the previous damage ... of course if the damage/leak is internal then it may have nothing to do with the "accident"