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post #1 of 5 Old 07-22-2008, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
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Repair Shop Problems...

So for the past 5 years, my A/C has never worked the way it should so in June I took it in to get looked at to figure out what was going on. They had it for the morning, leak checked it, vaccuum tested it and said it was fine. No leaks and held 10psi of vaccuum for half an hour. They charged the system and I paid my $110 and was on my way. Well, over the past 2 months, the A/C has been getting progressively warmer to the point that now it just blows hot. Took it in to them today and when I dropped it off, I explained the problem to the same guy....again and told him not to fix anything, just find out what the problem is and to be thorough and do it right because I don't want to make another trip in 2 months for the same problem. Not sure what to do about the place.

What should I do about the shop? If they charge it up and tell me there's no leak, should I bother to pay for it knowing that something is wrong? I know I'll have to pay to get my keys back but should I bargain with him because they didn't do it right the first time or what? I don't wanna get jerked around here and I wanna get my money's worth you know? A/C work isn't cheap. What do you guys think?


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post #2 of 5 Old 07-22-2008, 05:15 PM
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Find another ac shop or go to the parts store and get one of those freon charge kits

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post #3 of 5 Old 07-23-2008, 05:16 AM
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I would bet my XJ that you have a leak in your evap coil. These leaks can be hard to detect. What you need to do is have them put that florescent dye in the system.

I heard the best way to check is to run the vehicle for about an hour and then sit it in a garage with a large drip pan underneath that will catch the moisture coming off the evap coil that leaks out of the bottom of the vehicle.

Run a black light over what you caught and if you can see the dye in there you have a leak in your evap coil.

AC Shops also have Freon Sniffers that can detect freon that has leaked out of a system. See if he has one of these and ram it up into the dash and see if he senses anything.

The only problem with a leak in the evap coil is that they cost an arm and a leg to fix cuz the whole dash has to be taken out of the XJ to replace it. You will pay more in labor than you will parts most likely.
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post #4 of 5 Old 07-23-2008, 06:09 AM Thread Starter
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Well, I get to go ahead and change the worst part on the vehicle. Went to go pick it up yesterday and the guy told the evap was shot (which was what I figured was the problem/first place I told them to look in June) so after a bit of arguing I left the shop with my keys and a full wallet. Won't be going back there again but now I have to rip out the evaporator.....this should be fun, I'll take pics

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post #5 of 5 Old 07-27-2008, 07:51 AM
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Look over your system yourself real real real CLOSELY!! Look for dirt and oil buildup around the fittings at every line connection. The oil in the refrigerant will attract dirt. It will accumulate on the leak. And those recharge kits from the parts stores are junk!! trust me on that.
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