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    Thread: Hmmmm...Post Accident issues?

    1. Member napkinn's Avatar
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      04-30-2012 09:32 PM #1
      My sister has a 2007 Rabbit 2.5L and was recently in an accident where her cars nose met another. Not terribly fast, it was a yield sign, but it definitely messed up her bumper and looked like it had done some other stuff.

      Anyway, fast forward to today. Her car has been "Fixed" but when I took a look at it, they really did a crummy job. Looking down on the car, the right fan is actually touching whatever is behind it, her intake was not put back together properly, and I don't know if this is just me not knowing how her car was pre-accident, but the hood seems like it overlaps a bunch more than it should.

      In addition, she had a CEL come up yesterday, P0480...for...Surprise!...Cooling Fan 1 Control Circuit.



      So I don't know if the fan isn't working because it's colliding with the wires, etc, or if it isn't connected because they put it back together, realized it was touching, and just didn't hook it up.

      Anyone know if there is some serious damage here or is it simply that the radiator was pushed back a bit? She's supposed to drive from PA to Massachusetts tomorrow...I'm hesitant to have her drive it that far if it is unsafe.

      Here is the hood. It just seems to be a pretty large gap to me....

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      04-30-2012 09:43 PM #2
      That's why you don't take it to the cheapest body shop.

      I would tell whoever paid for it that it is effed up still.


      looks like bent rad support wasn't replaced
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      04-30-2012 10:14 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by tomshouse516 View Post
      That's why you don't take it to the cheapest body shop.

      I would tell whoever paid for it that it is effed up still.


      looks like bent rad support wasn't replaced
      I don't know who she took it to, but I doubt it was the cheapest place. But she was at my brother's in the DC area, where he just recently moved to, so who knows...

      Bend rad support should still be no big deal to drive it to Mass then...
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      04-30-2012 10:15 PM #4
      Not if the fan is stuck and itnoverheats
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      04-30-2012 11:14 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by tomshouse516 View Post
      Not if the fan is stuck and itnoverheats
      It's not overheating and it's not supposed to be warm at all tomorrow...only like 65ish.
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      05-01-2012 01:05 AM #6
      no. have the shop do a proper job, you dont want the fan blades braking.
      that equals a very powerful vibration, strong enough to give a female an orgasam.

      not to mention the price of the fan and labor.

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      05-01-2012 08:10 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by arismkv View Post
      no. have the shop do a proper job, you dont want the fan blades braking.
      that equals a very powerful vibration, strong enough to give a female an orgasam.

      not to mention the price of the fan and labor.
      She can't go back to DC today, she has a plane out of Boston to catch on Thursday. But her insurance is from Mass, and they didn't have any "recommended" shops in DC either, so hopefully they can take care of something from Massachusetts.
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      05-01-2012 09:11 AM #8
      Hate to say it, but don't cheap out on body shops
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      05-01-2012 10:16 AM #9
      I love it when people make threads asking for help/suggestions then make excuses on why something was done this way/that way after receiving advice.

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      05-01-2012 10:54 AM #10
      lol yeah, that's no bueno. you'll probably be fine without fans on the highway, but if you have to stop, you have a very high chance of it overheating.
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      05-01-2012 11:05 AM #11
      Yep that job was not done correctly. Two options, take it back and have them do it properly or contact the insurance company and tell them what happened so it can be addressed by another shop. I would ask some of the VW dealers who they take cars to to have body work done. There are only a few shops down here in Richmond that do good work on VWs...

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