I have a Ford Fiesta SE (5 Speed manual transmission) with 64K miles on it. I just had a new transmission installed at a dealer under warranty (Waited 8 months for the part and battled with Ford and the dealer. About a week after getting the car back (with the new transmission) the Radiator had a catastrophic failure and sprayed coolant all over the engine bay. I turned the car off before it over heated and had it towed back to the dealer.
They are saying that this just happens with time and temp changes. The car has been regularly serviced and was tight, with no leaks before the transmission was installed.
Dealer wants to charge $550.00 for the new radiator. Could the recent service be related to the failure of the radiator. Could they have messed with it to make it fail? am I being too paranoid?
Thanks in advance for the answers!