U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Automotive
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
Old 06-14-2014, 10:00 AM
Location: New Haven, CT
1,033 posts, read 3,256,827 times
Reputation: 892


A/C systems are sealed loop systems. They should NEVER lose refrigerant. So if they say it needs a refill, tell them no thanks. Because the fluid will just leak out again.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 06-14-2014, 08:51 PM
Location: Sarasota FL
6,555 posts, read 8,677,705 times
Reputation: 6110
Problem #1, bringing your car to a dealer to fix an A/C problem. It's like going to a dentist for an eye exam. Go to a shop that specializes in repairing A/C
If you have a slow leak, go to Walmart/autozone/NAPA and buy a refill valve and a 12 oz can of R-134a for $19 and refill yourself. The difference between ice cold and warm is about 6-8 oz.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-16-2014, 10:12 AM
Location: UpstateNY
8,613 posts, read 7,861,820 times
Reputation: 7510
Originally Posted by need4speed2012 View Post
These guys are just parts changers and have no idea as to whats wrong.

Part of checking an AC system is the electrical which would be the clutch !!!!

They got you on the evaporator because they most likely damaged it while replacing the expansion valve.

If you allow then to replace the clutch they will call you back and tell you that you need a compressor next !!!!

If the expansion valve was bad then at the same time the receiver drier should have been replaced.

get it fixed then ditch them as a shop.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-16-2014, 06:29 PM
2,702 posts, read 5,177,324 times
Reputation: 5530
Originally Posted by Cagonzales70 View Post
I'd really like to find out the end results. I have a 2005 mitsubishi lancer, 90,000 miles. I've had the problem for a couple years now and am getting used to the hot Houston summers in my car blowing hot air.
I'm the OP. Still have the car. Now up to 157,000 miles and still running great.

Whatever they did (after 4 tries!!) fixed the problem. It's been 4 years since the Big A/C repair, and it has worked fine since.

Since the A/C work was completed in April 2010, I have also tinted the windows and I religiously use a custom-sized windshield visor. (I don't think it does anything to lower the ambient temperature in the car, but I do think it keeps the black dash from absorbing and retaining SO MUCH heat, so the car cools off more quickly.) Another change since then is that I now get to park in a parking garage during the day, so my car stays cooler for that reason. All of which (taken together) helps my A/C work better for me, I think.

Good luck on getting your problem fixed...and way less expensively than mine was!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Automotive
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top