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Just paid $925 for new compressor and ac still broke


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jamiebeeb
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May 29, 2017, 7:27 PM

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I have a 2006 Honda Element with 205,000 miles. The ac has always been very cold and had no issues. During the past couple weeks while I was running the ac, the fan would continue to blow but the air would warm up and then get cold again - all within a couple minutes. Then it just stopped cooling and would only blow warm air for a couple days. I took it to a local ac repair shop that has great reviews and they said it needed a new compressor and also 2 other parts that are attached to the compressor. I had them do the repair and it cost $925 plus tax. Picked my car up this past Thursday afternoon and it was running cold, although I didn't think it was as cold as it had always been before. On Friday afternoon, the air started to blow warm again for a minute or so and then cool again. It did this a couple times while I was driving and then just stopped cooling again and only blows warm air. I feel like there was a different problem all along and I probably didn't even need a compressor. Anybody have any thoughts or suggestions? If I never needed a compressor, I'd like to be able to argue that point and I don't know anything about car ac's. Thanks, Jamie


Hammer Time
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May 29, 2017, 8:31 PM

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Re: Just paid $925 for new compressor and ac still broke Sign In

The system has an apparent leak somewhere. It's possible that he misdiagnosed the leak or it's possible he created a new leak in the sealing process. Either way you need to take it back to him to check again.



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Tom Greenleaf
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May 30, 2017, 12:50 AM

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Quote ">I'd like to be able to argue that point and I don't know anything about car ac's. Thanks, Jamie<"


There's nothing to argue about - you already said you know nothing about it so just take it back,


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Discretesignals
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May 30, 2017, 6:29 AM

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I agree with Tom. You should take it back.





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