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    Damaged car

    So i crashed my car the other week. where can i get the most money for it?

    Its not gone through the insurance so could possibly be repaired.. its a w reg focus

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    whats the extent of the damage?

    Original Poster

    Had a smash into a lorry its crunched the bonet and bumper and the windscreen smashed due to one of the air bags. not sure whats knackard under the bonet. i'm doubtful it will start now but it did after the crash.

    joxeruk2000

    Had a smash into a lorry its crunched the bonet and bumper and the … Had a smash into a lorry its crunched the bonet and bumper and the windscreen smashed due to one of the air bags. not sure whats knackard under the bonet. i'm doubtful it will start now but it did after the crash.



    well that kinda damage will cost upwards of £1000 to put right the best thing to do is to write off the car and get an insurance payout simple and quick.

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    why aren't you going through your insurance?

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    whatsThePoint

    No reason it won't start now if it started after, unless battery has gone … No reason it won't start now if it started after, unless battery has gone flat



    or various hydraulics and liquids have run down.... :roll:

    Banned

    how on earth did you smash into a lorry and not bother going through the insurance?

    no insurance? hit & run?

    Prob not even worth what it will cost to repair! Soz

    whatsThePoint

    It would still start with no oil/water in it, no one mentioned driving it … It would still start with no oil/water in it, no one mentioned driving it anywhere



    Unless the liquid that has leaked out was petrol

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    whatsThePoint

    Theres always one oOBut still a chance there woud be enough in the … Theres always one oOBut still a chance there woud be enough in the injectors/piping to run for at few seconds depending on how long its been standing



    Thought if there was literally no oil in it at all, it would turn and seize.

    If its not been running since the accident then it could be the fuel cut off switch, see below


    The 'Fuel pump cut off switch' aka 'fuel inertia switch' is actually a reset button.
    It is an extra safety feature which has been installed on Ford Motor vehicles for as long as I can remember.
    It is not used (as far as i know) by other automobile manufacturers.

    Since fuel pumps are usually INSIDE of the fuel tank, and fuel tanks are usually towards the rear of any vehicle , Ford has added this safety feature as a precaution.
    In the event of moderate-to-severe REAR end impact, a fuel tank (or fuel lines) could rupture.
    If the fuel pump continued to pump it could cause fuel to project through the rupture.
    (I'm sure you can understand that this would be a 'bad' thing)

    There are sensors in the rear of Ford vehicles (much like the sensors in the front of vehicles, that sense frontal impact & deploy airbags) that will sense rear impact & automatically shut off the fuel pump.

    The switch is used to reset the fuel pump.

    It works much like a circuit breaker in your home.
    If you blow a circuit at home you go to the circuit-breaker box & flick the "red button" to the blown circuit to reset it.
    Same concept here.
    When the sensors shut off the fuel pump, you will need to reset/restart the fuel pump by pushing the reset button.

    The reset buttons location is different for each vehicle (model) but on the Focus it located in the little recess in the kick panel in the passenger foot area.

    For more information see the owners manual for your Focus. Look at the chapter called "Roadside Emergencies_Fuel pump shut off switch.
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