1999 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 69400 miles
I am considering purchasing a 1999 Ford Taurus wagon with 69k miles.
Dealer has advised that the air conditioning isn't working and need to have the compressor replaced. He says this is only a $250 repair.
I called the Ford dealer and they said it could be $300 to $1500. I also called an independent repair shop that is ASE certified and they said that is possible because sometimes when the compressor goes out it can damage other components in the system.
I asked them if they could tell by looking at the car what the repair would be. Both the dealer and the repair shop acted uncertain as to whether they could give me that information before they began the repair.
How do I get an accurate quote on the cost of repairing the air conditioning prior to purchasing the vehicle? (I don't trust the dealer to give me that information.)
Friday, June 18th, 2010 AT 10:12 PM