Air Conditioning problem
1997 Chevy Suburban V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 167000 miles
Had UV dye pumped into refrigerant system to find a leak. National chain store said that the aluminum rear refrigerant hose was rusted and leaking. They informally estimated $1600 to replace w/ original part from the dealer.
My four (4) questions:
1) Is $1600 a good price?
2) I've seen aftermarket Rubber replacement hoses for sale online that claim to be easier to install, and more durable than the original aluminum hose. Is that a good idea?
3) Could I patch the rusted section of the existing hose with a kit from the auto parts store?
4) Could I eliminate the rear refrigerant hose from the system, and try to live with cold air blowing from the front vents, but not the rear? Is there an aftermarket kit for that?
have the same problem?
Saturday, May 8th, 2010 AT 12:09 AM