Model: silverado 1500
Engine Size: 4.3
Country of Origin: United States
the owner of the ac repair place told me that i had cadistrofic ( probable spelled wrong ) damage to my ac system. i have a compressor failure and my whole system must be flushed out and the compressor replaced, along with the condencer, dryer, evaporator, orfice tube..and the rest of the system must be flushed out. at a cost of $ 1500.00.
i may be wrong but that sounds a bit high to me. now to my question...what do i absolutely have to replace and what can be flushed out?
if i replace every thing that needs to be replaced, will an ac repair shop flush out the remaining part of my system and charge the system for me after i instal the new parts? these may be stupid questions ( i am brand new at this ac stuff )
Sounds about right for all new parts and labor.
ok..im sure you know much more than i do about it...but $1500.00 is a fortune to a poor boy like me...is there any way that i can save my self some money by doing some of the labor my self? i usually do all of my own work on my vehicals, i just learn what i should and should not be messin with on my ac system
That's not a bad price considering the work needed. Replace the hoses also and there really is no need for a flush. As you have replace all the main components. Would need to be evacuated and charged.
through my company that i work for, i can get a considerable discount on the parts. so i guess what i was getting at is buying all the parts my self and installing them, then have someone evacuate and charge the system if that is possible. if not it will take me a good 4 months to come up with $1500.00 dollars
i can get the compresssor,condencer,accumulator,orfice tube, and evaporator core for less than $500.00
am i missing anything?
Check the ackits.com website. I just payed about that much and could have done a lot better.
ya..i just did...great prices!! i could get everything brand new and save about a thousand dallars
First you need to find out if a shop in your area will work with you. No one here can find that out for you. Swapping parts is not really the issue if this vehicle has debris in the system. There is a lot of help here but certain things must be followed in most of our opinions. So I'll provide the main link concerning flushing an auto a/c system. But you should also do a search on your vehicle and glance through the other links in the tips section of this forum. Can you save some money, yes. You can also not perform things correctly and destroy your new components. Which will not be covered under warranty. Once you have read up a little feel free to ask about anything you my not be clear on.
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