Car A/C work


Let me pick some brains here:
My sister-in-law car was involved in an accident last year. Much of the front end was smashed in.
A few months ago, the fuel pump (replaced as part of the damage repair) was replaced ($600).
Now, it seems that the A/C compressor has locked up and somehow messed up the belt(s). I don't have the car to look at myself.
During the repairs last year "they" replaced the condensor.
Should they have replaced the compressor oil, replaced the filter dryer, etc.
The adjustor from the insurance says that the current problems have nothing to do with the repairs but ...
I believe we still have a case to bring before the insurance regulators but I would like some ammunition.
Any help here?
Thanks
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You are not giving all the facts
AS YOU POSTED YOU WERE NOT ENTITLE for REPLACEMENT OF PUMP TO START WITH I believe pump is located inside of fuel tank was tank damage? What damage was done to AC system in collision? If system was cracked open in collision then perhaps works is in ? but that would be hard to prove because AC can fail with out been in accident I see lots of Vehicles on road with open windows. What type or make of Vehicles, GM AC outperform any other.
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John Gilmer wrote:

Would that damge include the Air conditioner condensor in front of the radiator? If so Filter/Dryer should be replaced. If Compressor was not touched, there is no fault. Oil should replace/replenished for any major replacement of parts..

That doesn't make sense unless that car has a carburetor instead of fuel injection. An injected system normally has the fuel pump back in the gas tank. Are you pulling our leg?

Compressors like to do that whether they have been in an accident or not. A lot depends on age, mileage and maintenance. I recommend that you pay for a good Car air Conditioning shop to write you out an estimate and cause of damage. If they don't find for you....Well thats the way the cookie crumbles. I have people that call with a 15 year old system, tell me its 3 years old and demand warranty replacement.

I already covered that.

I would have.

Its up to you to disprove him with a written professionals paid for opinion. You may even have to do a court action if said agents still disagrees. Is it worth it?

Its like death and divorce.. You are on your own.

Next time post something interesting and buy us lads some Starbucks Coffee.

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I only know what by SIL told me. She claims that the detailed bill from the auto body shop included a fuel pump.
I am well away that for a long time, most cars have had an electric fuel pump inside the gas tank.

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John Gilmer wrote:

More likely a water pump.

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