2002 Isuzu Rodeo air condition compressor

Tiny
TSMART16
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  • 2002 ISUZU RODEO
  • 68,000 MILES
I was hit in the passenger side front corner panel/bumper and tire. Prior to this incident my air condition worked fine and made no noise. After the accident I noticed that there was a noise under my hood and my air wasn't working the same. I was told by the shop I took it too, that was a preferred shop for the insurance company, that this issue would be addressed. They told me it was a belt and they "lubed" it however it was still making noise, there response is it would take some time to work through. I then returned to the shop primarily because they rigged a piece of the body instead of ordering the appropriate part so I returned to have them fix it correctly and also talk about the noise that still was occurring. They fixed the body issue and said that they "re-lubed" and should be fine. I needless to say got tired of getting the shaft and took it to another body shop to find finally find out that the electrical component of my air compressor was off and not engaging and disengaging appropriately however the mechanical portion was working fine. It was speculated that the side impact could have caused this. There was enough force hit on the side of the car that there had to be an alignment done. Also, the headlight was busted, windshield wiper container busted, and body repairs. The front bumper was suppose to be fixed correctly but actually the impact popped the grill piece off the other side of the car and the bumper pushed. Listed below was what was said to be done. Didn't notice until after I left they didn't even note about the noise, so think I was getting lip service (possibly?).
1 I 25 Cover, Front Bumper Repair 3.0* SM
2 L 25 Cover, Front Bumper Refinish 1.8 RF
1.8 Surface
3 I 13 Reinf, Front Bumper Repair S1 1.0* SM
>> AFTER PULL
4 RI 13 Reinf, Front Bumper R & I Assembly S1 1.8 SM
>> FOR CORE SUPPORT REPAIR
5 E 18 Brkt, Front Bumper Mtg RT 8971355390 $29.53 S1 0.1 SM
6 E 22 Brkt, Front Bumper Mtg RT 8972090851 $60.93 INC SM
7 I 34 Brkt, Front Bumper Mtg Repair SM
>> INSPECT FOR DAMAGE
8 E 20 Supt, Front Bumper Mtg RT 8971257833 $29.64 S1 INC SM
9 I 28 Grille Assembly Repair 1.0* SM
10 L 28 Grille Assembly Refinish 1.0 RF
1.0 Surface
11 RI 28 Grille Assembly R & I Assembly 0.3 SM
12 E 35 Nameplate, Grille 8973066890 $25.10 0.2 SM
13 RI 42 Headlamp Assy, Halogen RT R & I Assembly 0.5 SM
>> INSPECT FOR DAMAGE
14 EU 54 Lamp, Side Marker RT Replace Recycled $25.00* +25.00 INC SM
>> RCY PARTS LOCATED AT ALLGIER 353-3377 PER GEORGE/ CLEVES
15 I 73 Panel, Radiator Supt Repair S1 1.0* SM
>> AFTER PULL
16 L 73 Panel, Radiator Supt Refinish S1 0.4* RF
0.4 Surface
>> PARTIAL REFINISH
17 I 106 Panel, Inner Fender RT Repair SM
>> INSPECT FOR DAMAGE
18 I 104 Fender, Front RT Repair 3.5* SM
19 L 104 Fender, Front RT Refinish 2.1 RF
2.1 Surface
20 RI 1221 Antenna RT R & I Assembly 0.2 SM
21 RI 113 Mast, Antenna RT R & I Assembly 0.2 SM
22 RI 40 Guard, Fender Mud RT R & I Assembly INC SM
23 RI 123 Skirt, Inner Fender RT R & I Assembly 0.5 SM
24 RI 891 Horn, Low Note R & I Assembly S1 0.2 SM
2002 Isuzu Rodeo LS 4 DR Wagon 09/19/2012 03:33 PM
Claim # : SMAR-0197988-090412 10/02/2012 08:13 AM
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>> FOR CORE SUPPORT REPAIR
25 RI 890 Horn, High Note R & I Assembly S1 0.2 SM
>> INSPECT FOR DAMAGE
26 E 149 Reservoir, W/S Washer 8971789230 $50.24 0.3 SM
>> LEAKED OUT AT SCENE OF ACCIDENT
27 N HAZARD. WSTE. REM. Additional Labor $3.00* SM
28 N SET-UP FOR REALIGN. Additional Labor S1 1.0* SM*
29 N CORROSION PROTECTION Additional Labor $10.00* 0.2* SM
30 N FLEX ADDITIVE Additional Labor $7.00* RF
31 SB 4-WHEEL ALIGNMENT Sublet Repair $79.95* S1 ME
>> ACCIDENT MADE CONTACT WITH FT RT TIRE, PULLING NOW
32 N SPRAY CAR MASK Additional Labor $5.00* 0.2* SM
33 N ROUGH FT RT PULL Additional Labor S1 1.0* SM*
>> FT REBAR AND CORE SUPPORT
What I am trying to get is a good explanation of what could have made the electrical component offset. They said that there is some rust now however from the point of accident and when it was finally being addressed by another mechanic there was months in between, all the winter snow and weather etc. Could you please explain. I am willing to answer an questions please let me know. Thanks!
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Friday, July 19th, 2013 AT 10:18 PM

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Tiny
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Take it to a mechanic not a body shop, they do poor work on electrical and things like that, have your belt and tensioner checked because your definition is not enough for us to make a good diagnosis. Ithink from what you are saying they are lubing the blet which does no good at all and it really needs replacing as well as tensioner.
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Saturday, July 20th, 2013 AT 7:41 AM
Tiny
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Do you know of a good mechanic in the Cincinnati, OH area. I took it to a Ford dealer and Michel Tire Plus. (The reason for it being a ford dealer is because there is no Isuzu dealer in the Cincinnati area, they have all closed up.) Neither could give me a 100% conclusive response. They said it had been too long since the accident. I was na√ ve and trusted the insurance preferred shop and now I get the consequences. Is there a shop that could explain how a side impact on the passenger side of an Isuzu Rodeo could damage the electrical component of an air condition compressor, which is towards middle of car. I was explained by an independent mechanic that if the it was engaging or disengaging or was disengaged and the side of the car was hit that it could be thrown off. However, he wouldn't right up a report because the insurance company I use he refuses to deal with because of similar like problems in past where they try to get out of paying for things. All I want is my air condition compressor replaced because my air condition worked prior to accident and made no noise and after accident hasn't functioned the same and noise level will vary when it chooses to work. Thank you for your help
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Saturday, July 20th, 2013 AT 9:13 AM
Tiny
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We don't know of anyone in cincinati area as we are from allover u.S. But looking at the schematic of a 2.2L the pressure switch is on the lh side so I would imagine that there is either a wiring problem, pressure problem or not enough Freon. There are plenty of shops around so check with an independent mechanic from someone you know who has had good luck with, meaning fairly priced and does good work. I suzu used to be partiall owned by GM do taking it to a ford dealer isn't the best idea. Most busy shops havethe same contact info for your car that I have available to me. I'm sure they can fix it.
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Saturday, July 20th, 2013 AT 10:55 AM

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