Three days after I picked up the car, the A/C would run for about 15-20 minutes then the compressor would cycle off for 5-10 minutes, before coming back on. I first thought that the charge levels might be wrong, so I decided to take it back to Pep Boys as soon as I had a chance (about 2 weeks later). The morning I took it to Pep Boys, I had no cold air whatsoever. The compressor was not turning on at all.
They said that the compressor was receiving power but not outputting power and needed to be replaced, along with the compressor clutch, drier, ect ect. Total cost = $1,011.88 out the door.
My question is this. Should they have caught this the first time around? They said that it was a new development since I had previously brought it in. My second question is that if it's an electronic issue where the compressor is receiving power but not outputting power, does that necessarily mean the entire compressor assembly needs to be replaced at around a thousand bucks?
have the same problem?
Thursday, July 1st, 2010 AT 4:29 PM