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I hit bambi!

After all the cursing, putting the dear out of its misery and getting the car home, I got to see the damage. Broke the radiator and bent the crap out of the AC condenser, cracked a headlight and broke the grill. I got the radiator out but I didn't take the AC condenser out yet. I don't know much about AC systems. I don't think the freon leaked out. I can buy a bottle and evacuate it myself while I change out the condenser right? Also there seemed to be oil at the bottom of the radiator. Is that right? Thanks for the help in advance!

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After all the cursing, putting the dear out of its misery and getting the car home, I got to see the damage. Broke the radiator and bent the crap out of the AC condenser, cracked a headlight and broke the grill. I got the radiator out but I didn't take the AC condenser out yet. I don't know much about AC systems. I don't think the freon leaked out. I can buy a bottle and evacuate it myself while I change out the condenser right? Also there seemed to be oil at the bottom of the radiator. Is that right? Thanks for the help in advance!

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There is a transmission cooler inside the radiator...probably leaking from accident.
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The Deer have done their best this year to sacrifice them self to the Grille gods.
My sister get her second one in january, only this time it was $7k, and an 7 week wait to get
the car back. 2013 Honda CRV-EXL. Guess the car is feeling a bit like a punching bag!
Good luck on repairs.

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The Deer have done their best this year to sacrifice them self to the Grille gods.
My sister get her second one in january, only this time it was $7k, and an 7 week wait to get
the car back. 2013 Honda CRV-EXL. Guess the car is feeling a bit like a punching bag!
Good luck on repairs.
A buddy from work just hit one in his Cadillac DTS, 5 grand in damage! I guess I got lucky! I'm not to worried about the grill. And I got a new condenser and radiator from RockAuto for 145 shipped!

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