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I have a Ford XR 6 Ute. The vehicle was recently involved in

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I have a Ford XR 6 Ute. The vehicle was recently involved in a front on collision (not my fault) The vehicle was stationary when impacted. The vehicle has been repaired but the insurance company have advised me that the Air Conditioning unit is no longer functional. The AIR Conditioner was fully operational at the time of impact. Whilst the Air Conditioner was not directly impact could the force of the impact effect the Air Conditioner. Insurance Company are saying that it is not covered.
JA: Do the vents feel cold? Is there a coolant leak?
Customer: dosen't work at all
JA: What is the model/year of your Ford?
Customer: 2010 XR 6 Ute
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: no and i asked if the impact could have effected the Air Conditionert
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Craig Manning replied 7 months ago.

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Expert:  Craig Manning replied 7 months ago.

The A/C Condenser is located at the front of the car in front of the radiator assembly, and is very easily damaged during a front end collision. Your vehicle also has a low refrigerant shut off function to keep from damaging the compressor. If the body shop did not replace a leaking or damaged condenser or did not recharge the system when it was replaced it could cause your A/C not to work.

Expert:  Craig Manning replied 7 months ago.

If you wish to request and contact me over the phone (by requesting a phone call) I would be better able to assess and evaluate the situation as well as the next steps you should take to resolve your issue. I'm confident that I can put you of the right track to getting your vehicle back into the proper running (and cooling) order!