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I was in an accident and the front right of the car was wrecked

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I was in an accident and the front right of the car was wrecked. They say the lower engine shield was ruined and needed replaced, but the engine itself never sustained any damage. I wanted to know what the likelihood of that is?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 5 years ago.

are you talking about the oil pan or the udercarrige splash pan...it is very likely either way for it to damage these pans without hurting the engine

thanks

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 5 years ago.

also it could have damaged the heat sheilds without hurting the engine also

thanks

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Maybe this is a better way to put the question? My insurance company is telling me the car is repairable, with no chassis damage, no engine damage. The part they called a Lower Engine Shield. I just want to make sure there will be no issues and I dont see how there is no chassis damage or engine damage. Also, they are doing a unibody realignment? Here is a list of the issues. Can you take a quick look and give me your honest opinion? Then accept for SURE!!

 

46 Cover,Front Bumper 1K0807217AGRU $403.00 1.7 SM

2 L 6 13 Cover,Front Bumper Refinish 3.6 RF

2.5 Surface

0.6 Two-stage setup

0.5 Two-stage

3 EP 76 Mldg,Frt Bumper Cover Replace PXN $67.52 0.2 SM

4 EP 81 Mldg,Frt Bumper Cover RT Replace PXN $47.17 INC SM

5 E 15 Reinf,Frt Bmpr Cover RT 1K0807184 $26.02 INC SM

6 E 65 Supt,Frt Bumper Cover RT 1K0807890B $11.93 INC SM

7 EP 13 Grille,Frt Bmpr Cvr RT Replace PXN $31.23 INC SM

8 L 13 Grille,Frt Bmpr Cvr RT Refinish 0.3 RF

0.3 Surface

9 E 55 Filler,Front Bumper RT 1K0807718BGRU $51.65 INC SM

10 L 55 Filler,Front Bumper RT Refinish 0.4 RF

0.3 Surface

0.1 Two-stage

11 EP 7 Absorber,Front Bumper Replace PXN $94.11 INC SM

12 RI 41 Headlamp Assy,Xenon LT R & I Assembly INC SM

13 E 42 46 Headlamp Assy,Xenon RT 1K6941040B $500.60 INC SM

14 N 973 Headlamps Aim Additional Labour 0.4 SM

15 EP 178 Lamp,Side Marker RT Replace PXN $11.76 INC SM

16 E 1269 Bulb,Side Marker RT N0177532 $1.73 SM

17 E 190 Socket,Frt Sd Marker RT 1J0971275C $30.98 SM

18 BR 83 Panel,Hood Blend Refinish 1.7 RF

1.1 Blend

0.6 Two-stage

19 RI 1070 Nozzle,W/S Washer RT R & I Assembly 0.1 SM

20 E 73 46 Panel Assembly,Rad Sup 1K0805588G $291.17 3.7 SM

21 E 105 Label,Radiator Support 1K0010328J $8.13 0.1 SM

22 E 1754 Guide,Air RT 1K0121284F $12.55 0.8 SM

2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 4 DR Sedan

Claim # : 72254896 28/01/2009 12:21 PM

29/01/2009 02:56 PM Page 2 of 5

23 N 975 A/C Evac Rechrg & Rcvr Additional Labour 1.8 ME

24 I 159 07 Panel,Inner Fender Upr RT Repair 2.0* SM

25 L 159 Panel,Inner Fender Upr RT Refinish 0.4 RF

0.3 Surface

0.1 Two-stage

26 I 162 07 Reinf,Inner Fender RT Repair 0.5* SM

27 162 Reinf,Inner Fender RT Refinish INC RF

28 I 100 07 Side Member,Front RT Repair 2.0* SM

29 L 100 Side Member,Front RT Refinish 0.6 RF

0.5 Surface

0.1 Two-stage

30 E 680 Crsmbr,Front Susp 1K0199313H $335.23 3.4 ME

31 BR 103 Fender,Front LT Blend Refinish 1.1 RF

0.7 Blend

0.4 Two-stage

32 EP 104 Fender,Front RT Replace PXN $142.15 1.9 SM

33 L 104 Fender,Front RT Refinish 2.8 RF

1.8 Surface

0.5 Edge

0.5 Two-stage

34 RI 104 Front Fender R & I RT R & I Assembly INC SM

35 RI 488 Nameplate,Fender LT R & I Assembly 0.1 SM

36 RI 489 Nameplate,Fender RT R & I Assembly 0.1 SM

37 RI 138 Skirt,Inner Fender LT R & I Assembly 0.4 SM

38 RI 141 Skirt,Inner Fender LT R & I Assembly 0.3 SM

39 EP 139 Skirt,Inner Fender RT Replace PXN $42.65 INC SM

40 RI 139 Skirt,Inner Fender RT R & I Assembly INC SM

41 EP 142 Skirt,Inner Fender RT Replace PXN $19.64 INC SM

42 RI 142 Skirt,Inner Fender RT R & I Assembly INC SM

43 E 1001 Brkt,Front Fender RT 1K5821112 $11.47 INC SM

44 RI 808 Shield,Engine Lower R & I Assembly INC ME

45 E 991 Wheel,Front RT 1T0071496666 $331.47 0.2 SM

46 E 967 Orn,Wheel Center Front RT 3B7601171XRW $12.97 SM

47 N 956 Susp Align,4 Wheel Additional Labour 2.0 ME

48 E 658 Hub,Front Wheel RT 8J0598625 $223.93 INC ME

49 E 656 01 Knuckle,Steering R/F 1K0407256AA $383.22 1.3 ME

50 E 664 Ball Joint,Lower Arm RT 1K0407366C $117.30 INC ME

51 1704 Bushing,Lower Cntl Arm RT Replace OEM INC ME

52 1706 Brkt,Frt Control Arm RT Replace OEM INC ME

53 E 654 Arm,Lower Control R/F 1K0407152AC $361.92 1.5 ME

54 E 660 01 Absorber,Strut R/F 1T0413031GJ $237.57 0.8 ME

55 E 704 Rod,Frt Stabilizer Bar RT 1K0411315K $87.60 0.1 ME

56 E 729 Sensor,Anti-Lock Brake RT 7H0927804 $89.43 INC ME

57 E 666 01 Shaft Assembly,Axle R/F 1K0407272EC $379.77 0.3 ME

58 E 829 End,Tie Rod Outer R/F 1K0423812E $79.37 INC ME

59 E 709 Rod,Front Tie RT 1J0422804H $99.58 0.4 ME

60 RI 128 Windshield R & I R & I Assembly 2.7 SM

61 EC 144 Sealant Kit,W/Shield Replace Economy $60.00* INC SM

62 E 149 Reservoir,W/S Washer 1K0955453S $70.08 0.3 SM

63 E 182 07 Panel,Hinge Pillar Inr RT 1K0802624 $58.00 1.5 SM

64 L 182 Panel,Hinge Pillar Inr RT Refinish 0.2 RF

0.2 Surface

65 ET 184 07 Pillar,Hinge RT Partial Replace Labour 9.3 SM

66 L 184 Pillar,Hinge RT Refinish 1.2 RF

1.0 Surface

0.2 Two-stage

67 TE 108 07 Panel Assy,Body Side RT Partial Replace Price $590.87 SM

68 ET 202 07 Panel,Rocker RT Partial Replace Labour 6.4 SM

69 L 202 Panel,Rocker RT Refinish 1.6 RF

1.2 Surface

0.2 Edge

0.2 Two-stage

70 RI 69 Deflector,Rocker Panel RT R & I Assembly INC SM

71 E 194 01 Plate,Sill RT 1K58533723U6 $16.38 INC SM

72 E 208 Door Shell,Front RT 1K5831302S $429.00 4.4 SM

73 L 208 Door Shell,Front RT Refinish 3.4 RF

1.9 Surface

1.0 Edge

0.5 Two-stage

74 E 210 02 Pnl,Front Door Outer RT 1K5831106G $119.95 0.3 SM

75 L 210 Pnl,Front Door Outer RT Refinish 0.6 RF

2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 4 DR Sedan

Claim # : 72254896 28/01/2009 12:21 PM

29/01/2009 02:56 PM Page 3 of 5

0.5 Edge

0.1 Two-stage

76 BR 290 Pnl,Rear Door Outer RT Blend Refinish 0.8 RF

0.8 Blend

INC Two-stage

77 RI 324 Mldg,Rear Door Belt RT R & I Assembly 1.4 SM

78 RI 330 Cover,RR Door Handle RT R & I Assembly 0.1 SM

79 RI 308 Pnl,Inner Door Trim RT R & I Assembly 0.4 SM

80 RI 306 Handle,RR Door Outer RT R & I Assembly 0.2 SM

81 SB M03 Flex Additive Sublet Repair $15.00* RF

82 CG M05 Rustproofing Chipguard $20.00* 0.5* SM

83 SB M14 Corrosion Protection Sublet Repair $40.00* RF

84 I M18 Set-Up And Measure Repair 2.5* FR

85 E M20 Anti-Freeze-Coolant Replace OEM $22.50* SM

86 SB M22 Tire-Right Front,Balance Sublet Repair $20.00* SM

87 I M33 Unibody-Realignment-Rtfrt Repair 4.5* FR

88 I M66 Colour Sand And Buff Repair 0.3* RF

89 EC Tire Bridgestone Replace Economy $196.80* SM*

90 I Dry fit A/M parts Repair 1.0* SM*

90 Items

MC Message

01 CALL DEALER FOR EXACT PART # XXXXX PRICE

02 PART NO. DISCONTINUED, CALL DEALER FOR EXACT PART NO.

07 STRUCTURAL PART AS IDENTIFIED BY I-CAR

13 INCLUDES 0.6 HOURS FIRST PANEL TWO-STAGE ALLOWANCE

46 PRINTABLE ALTERNATE PARTS COMPARE

Estimate Total & Entries

Gross Parts $5,395.37

Other Parts $733.03

Paint Materials $551.00

Parts & Material Total $6,679.40

Tax on Parts & Material @ 8.000% $534.35

Labour Rate Replace Hrs Repair Hrs Total Hrs

Sheet Metal (SM) $56.00 37.1 5.9 43.0 $2,408.00

Mech/Elec (ME) $75.00 7.8 3.8 11.6 $870.00

Frame (FR) $56.00 7.0 7.0 $392.00

Refinish (RF) $56.00 18.7 0.3 19.0 $1,064.00

Paint Materials $29.00

Labour Total 80.6 Hours $4,734.00

Tax on Labour @ 8.000% $378.72

Sublet Repairs $75.00

Tax on Sublet @ 8.000% $6.00

Goods & Services Tax @ 5.000% $574.42

Gross Total $12,981.89

Less: Deductible $500.00-

Net Total $12,481.89

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Basically, would you think there would be safety concerns with the car after repair, or would you accept a car back with this damage, even fixed?
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 5 years ago.

hi again

adunbar...besides the a-arms,tie rod ends and srutts this is mostly cosmetic damage..i dont think the enigine is hurt..my honest opinion is that the car may not evn need half of this...body shops tend o overkill the repair estimate...to make more money..but the car should be fine,whe they get done with it give it a finetooth comb inspection...for this kinda money ,it should be better then new.....i would not be afraid of the car ,as long as it looks and drives like new....this is my opinion

thanks again

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