2007 Nissan Pathfinder Repair Question
2007 Nissan Pathfinder A/C?
Is the system colder now that the refrigerant was topped off?
Yes it is. My Dad suggested I put a thermometer in the vent to see what the temperature was. When I put the thermostat on 70 degrees, the temp read around 60 degrees (110 degrees outside). Later that night around 11:00 p.m , I dropped it to 60 degrees on the thermostat and the temp read around 54 degrees.
That means it's working fine right now. Your problem is a leak. The question is "what is leaking?" It could still be the compressor but it could be many other things also.Drive it until it starts to warm up again and then they can look for dye stains.
Thanks. That is what the non-dealer stated. He said the dye will help them pin-point the leak if it is one. But the dealership never mentioned using A/C dye. Now maybe their diagnostic is more accurate than the non-dealer but just thought it stranged all those things needed to be replaced and at such a round number like $1995.00.
It can also be leaked checked with an electronic detector that "sniffs" leaking refrigerant but they aren't always conclusive. We have no way of knowing what their reasons were for recommending a compressor.
Guess my biggest question is if it was the Compressor did the others needed to be replaced in conjuction. The dealer told me the Expansion Valve was in the Dash therefore why the cost was so expensive. I made them itemize the quote and the part was just $65.00. Guess I will find out if the problem occurs sooner or later.
Thanks for the reply.