Took my car to Pep Boys today because I had a coolant leak and I thought it was the reservoir based on where the drip was. I was right. Couldn't believe it cost me $350 for a plastic jug installed. Anyway, when I left, my A/C was really warm and in a few minutes on the dash it said "low refrigerant. No A/C" and the compressor cut off and it was only vent air at that point. I was upset because my A/C has been fine for the 3 1/2 years I've owned the car and I also used it this morning going to the shop. I thought they probably allowed the refrigerant to escape to put in the reservoir so I went back a little bit angry. They checked the A/C System for leaks and told me my evaporator was shot. They could hear it hissing and it would not allow them to recharge with refrigerant. They told me they only pulled out 2 oz of refrigerant when they evacuated the system to install the reservoir. My A/C was really nice. Could it have been working so nice on 2 oz of refrigerant? Do you have any idea what my problem could be? They told me it's a 10 hour job to replace the evaporator because the engine has to be lowered and they don't do that. I'm a little angry at this point and confused!
have the same problem?
Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 AT 12:06 PM