2003 Ford Explorer R143a

Tiny
AMKAPUA
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  • 2003 FORD EXPLORER
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 77,000 MILES
Not to long ago a rock damaged my A/C condenser. I am trying to get it repair but I think the auto machanic is gipping me on the price for the freon. He said it was going to cost me about $600.00 just for the freon because I have front and rear A/C I wanted to know exactly how much R134a freon cans is it going to take to get it fixed and working well?
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Saturday, September 12th, 2009 AT 3:59 AM

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Tiny
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He said it was going to cost me about $600.00 just for the freon-tell him to take a hike and go somewhere to have it done-Refrigerant capacity see below


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_freon_1.jpg

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Saturday, September 12th, 2009 AT 4:30 AM
Tiny
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I checked the price at the local parts store. Cost for R134a runs about $8 to $12 per 14oz can. Your unit will take about 4 or 5 of them to charge.

Most garages use a 30lb cylinder for charging. In bulk, it costs about $75 to $100 for a cylinder that size. That figures out to less than $3.50 per pound!

This guy should be reported to the BBB and the local Chamber of Commerce! He is robbing you badly!

Also, keep in mind that with this refrigerant, it is VERY IMPORTANT to evacuate the system thoroughly before recharging. Moisture in the system is highly corrosive and will cause early failure of the compressor.
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Saturday, September 12th, 2009 AT 5:39 AM

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