Air Conditioning problem
1988 Honda Accord 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 112, 00 miles
My air conditioning no longer cools the air. According to the Car Care mechanic who examined it, the problem is that the compressor is leaking. He says that it has to be replaced, at a cost of over $500 (plus about $500 in labor), because working on it requires special tools that almost nobody has.
The same mechanics last August replaced valves and o-rings and did a retrofit from R12 to R134 when the air conditioning was no longer working.
More disturbing, the mechanic says that even if I have the compressor replaced, there are no guarantees, and if I do not use it regularly, it may start leaking again because the coolant is very corrosive. In fact, I do not drive very much - often my car will sit in the garage for a week or more between uses.
Comments on what the mechanic told me, and whether it would be worth it to have the compressor replaced?
have the same problem?
Friday, May 23rd, 2008 AT 12:17 PM