Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 01:27:14 GMT
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Subject: Re: A/C: estimate on parts and labor

On 4 Mar 1999 00:08:18 GMT, Ilia Papas <> wrote: >After I simply asked if there was a problem with my A/C or not on my '90 >900S, my Tech took the liberty to disassemble my A/C system for $100. You authorized $100 to perform an A/C check? >They found that the compressor was not coming on when the dash switch >was pressed. They tested the anti frost switch and found it to be >inoperative. So they jumped the pressure switch(whatever that means; I A/C cycling switch. This protects this system if there is less than 15-18 psi in the system low side by not letting the compressor clutch engage. With inadequate pressure, oil cannot be delivered to the compressor. >have little or no knowledge of A/C systems). After further inspection, >they found the A/C double hose was leaking. Here were the following >prices > >A/C Anti-Frost Switch- est $175 Four seasons retails this switch for $85.00. >A/C Hose- est $385 Compressor discharge hose has gone aftermarket, redesigned to eliminate chafing, which is why the Saab hose failed in the first place. Engineering, or, error by design. Available from Dayco, $95.00. > >I'm pretty sure that includes labor. I'm not that enthusiastic about >paying $500+ for working A/C, esp after they charged $208 in 8/23/98 to >replace the Schraeder Valves and recharge the system. Their leak check >show nothing back then. I never used the A/C once between that service >and the most recent one. Am I being shafted here or is this just >typical? Thanks in advance. > Convert the system. That's the push for '99. We are looking at one long, hot, humid summer with what the WX experts are forcasting. CFC-12 WILL go off the wall. R-134A is two bucks per pound. Converting your system will include a complete flush, changing all "O" rings, the receiver/drier, and charging the system with R-134A. Yes even the new systems do not cool as rapidly but once your up and running they run the same temperatures at the duct. David '99 9-5 Black five speed remove "net" to reply

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