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2004 Lexus RX330 Question: AC cutting out when hitting puddle

 

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ihart, 3.3L V6, Newton Center, MA, January 26, 2011, 07:32
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I have a problem in my 2004 Lexus RX330 where the Air conditioning is cutting out when I hit a puddle and water splashes under the car. The AC can be turned on again after 15 minutes or so. Lexus service says it is throwing a code and that the "AC Junction Block" needs to be replaced. It is $610 for the part. Does this sound reasonable?

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    mastertech6371 January 26, 2011, 07:46
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    sounds about right. the water invades connections and corrodes the connectors.
    parts from a dealer are high and are not available in the aftermarket.

    Roy

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    ihart, January 26, 2011, 08:18
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    Thanks Roy,
    I was thinking that it might be a cable or connector getting hit with the water and not the "AC Junction Block" which is a computer for the AC. I would imagine that the cable or connector would be less expensive. Is this a common failure for Lexus vehicles?

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