tigger19687
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Re: A/C Issue.

Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:31 pm

Dealer was $81 for the bolts !!! :shock: :o

Seriously, that is robbery at it's finest.
I have to bring in for the other recall stuff and need to get this done but I don't have a lift to play under the car.
Plus I can't find anything local that would replace it
:( Funny I found that rubber thing about a year ago in my driveway, thought it was form ym truck !
- Linda
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Re: A/C Issue.

Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:23 pm

Vibration dampers with bolts sticking out the ends are very common; for example, my 50-year-old Saab used them for suspending the muffler. A quick look on Amazon uncovered this at $6.16 for two, but I didn't check to see if the dimensions and elasticity are what's needed for the i-MiEV. Lots of other similar ones shown, and I'd look on eBay as well.
https://www.amazon.com/Rubber-Vibration-Isolator-Damper-Thread/dp/B016PNOC18/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1499811430&sr=8-13&keywords=vibration+damper
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phb10186
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Re: A/C Issue.

Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:02 am

Fixed this with a load of cable ties recently, took about an hour start to finish. Job done.
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Re: A/C Issue.

Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:26 am

If you have a jack and a couple of jackstands, you should be able to reach the A/C compressor by removing the left front wheel and inner fender lining.
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phb10186
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Re: A/C Issue.

Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:50 pm

PV1 wrote:If you have a jack and a couple of jackstands, you should be able to reach the A/C compressor by removing the left front wheel and inner fender lining.


Is the US car different from the EU/ UK ones - if not, then the best way to get at the AC compressor isn't from a wheel arch, its from underneath the front of the vehicle, by removing the plastic front under-tray, ans it's literally right there.
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Re: A/C Issue.

Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:16 pm

Underneath is your best bet, but it is close enough to the wheel well if you can't get the car up in the air.
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tigger19687
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Re: A/C Issue.

Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:14 am

Had the 'i' in last week to do the Recalls.
Told them about the AC thing and their "i tech" had no idea where the AC was :?
One of the desk guys was saying that he was going to see if they could get it covered by Warranty thinking it is like the Motor Mount.

They said my Warranty was done, but on my Mitsu Garage website (run by Mitsu) say that my Powertrain isn't up till 1/31/218 and I still have another 38,000 miles left.

This should be covered under the part that says "Electric Motor unit cooling system" as I have the Chademo charging.

So I am going to be pushing it to make them cover it.

I go in next tuesday
- Linda
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- 2006 F-350 Diesel (the Pig)
- 2002 Nissan Sentra (for son, since he killed the Yukon XL )"

tigger19687
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Re: A/C Issue.

Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:01 pm

Ok brackets With the rubber bolts are $81 each, plus $1.56 for bolts to hold brackets to car.
Total was about $251

Still should be covered under warranty.

But I am happy, dealer is a tart though
- Linda
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- 2006 F-350 Diesel (the Pig)
- 2002 Nissan Sentra (for son, since he killed the Yukon XL )"

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Re: A/C Issue.

Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:28 pm

:o

Forget that! I'd DIY something for $10 first.

I agree, though. For cars with quick charging, I'd consider the A/C part of the powertrain as it is necessary for quick charging. For that matter, I'd be tempted to cover the whole HVAC system under the 5 year warranty if it has the ductwork to the battery if it was up to me.
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phb10186
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Re: A/C Issue.

Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:34 am

tigger19687 wrote:Ok brackets With the rubber bolts are $81 each, plus $1.56 for bolts to hold brackets to car.
Total was about $251

Still should be covered under warranty.

But I am happy, dealer is a tart though


I fixed this issue with 10 cable ties installed tight enough to give the same amount of play as the OE brackets... it took me an hour, and has been fine since.
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