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Gtownjake on Tue July 19, 2011 12:49 PM User is offline

Year: 1995
Make: Pontiac
Model: Sunfire
Engine Size: 2.2
Refrigerant Type: ?
Ambient Temp: ?
Pressure Low: ?
Pressure High: ?
Country of Origin: United States

I am looking at a bid (attached) for replacing the A/C on my daughter's car.

I think it's a bit high personally....found an A/C kit online

Thinking that if this kit will do what the bid calls for then I can save myself $300 in parts alone.

I just donlt know enough about A/C units to verify that this would be a good course of action for me to take.

Thus, I am here asking for help.

Anyone have an opinion, thoughts, advice????

All is welcome.

TRB on Tue July 19, 2011 1:03 PM User is offlineView users profile can beat those prices.


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robs on Tue July 19, 2011 1:14 PM User is offlineView users profile

If the shop is not flushing the evaporator or replacing the condenser, it does seem a bit high for just parts swapping. I would verify what happened to the system to better determine if flushing is a necessity. Still, bit high for replacing those minimal parts.

Cussboy on Tue July 19, 2011 3:26 PM User is offline

I've bought compressors and repair parts at AMA, and would go with their parts, and let a local AC shop do the evacuation and re-charge. Or better yet: buy a vacuum pump, gauge set, and can tap from AMA and do it yourself (or rent such) you'd still be way ahead.

And what's with an O-ring kit? The compressor and accumulator should come with their own gaskets and O-rings, and replacing the orifice tube should be at most one O-ring.

And if they didn't write down flushing condenser, etc., I doubt they will do that !!!

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