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I have ford mondeo tdi18, the clutch pedal is straight

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hi, i have ford mondeo tdi18, the clutch pedal is straight to the floor , i have been told it is the slave cylinder, but also been told it could be the connecting pipe that could just be leaking . Garages have informed me that the fluid would stay in the gear box itself and not run out onto the floor , so is it more possible it is the pipe as fluid has appeared . Thanks
Hi..there.. Id say if the slave had gone or the seal however you would still get some fluid leaking out from the area underneath the gearbox bellhousing that mates upto the if leaking is coming from out there..then it could well be the slave thats gone and that will require gearbox removal to replace that..the slave cylinder on these have two pipes that come out the top of the bellhousing one pipe is the feed line and the other is bleed pipe with a need to access the top of the gearbox to check the feed line connection to the slave itself..however if there is alot of fluid build up around the the top area of the gearbox or is dripping dwon from above down the side of the box then it say it could well be a seal thats gone on the maybe able to get away with just replacing the seal if thats whats gone and re-bled the clutch and see if that solves it..from here is basically making checks to see exactly where the leak come from and trace it back..
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