Help. The air conditioning in my 1999 Buick stopped blowing cold air, first on the driver's side, followed days, weeks (?) Later by the passenger side. Due to financial constraints, took car to a part time mechanic (does repairs out of his home). He thought the problem was in the control switch panel (it has a separate control for the temperature for passenger or driver's side). He replaced the control panel on the dash and put in new refrigerant (or whatever you call it). Only cost about $250, worked fine for a week or so, but now is not cooling again. My daughter called him and he said there is probably a leak somewhere and that there is a new kind of leak stop that costs about $50 that can be put in to stop the leak. Is this a good or bad idea and if bad, how bad.
Also about a year or two ago I had a leaking battery that caused a lot of damage and had to have the motor mount replaced and a lot of other work done, that I do not remember. Anyway I do not remember what time period the air conditioning trouble started in relation to that, but my second question is- Is it possible that that could have damaged something to do with the air conditioning? My daughter says not, but I wonder about that. I do not drive a lot, am retired, but my daughter does use my car some. I live in Florida so air conditioning is almost required.
have the same problem?
Wednesday, July 9th, 2008 AT 4:54 AM