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2002 Volkswagen Beetle Question: A/C repair in Houston. 105 degrees.

 

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lward8447, 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo, Houston, TX, June 07, 2011, 11:55
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NO cool air out of A/C at all. Got estimate for $1,000 to replace evaporator core, expansion valve and dryer with a flush to clean system. Is this excessive?

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    overbys from Overbys Inc, June 07, 2011, 13:44
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    it does not sound out of line. you might save a few dollars
    by calling around to other local shops.

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    lward8447, June 07, 2011, 14:21
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    Thanks. That is exactly what I'm doing. Don't have the $1,000 today anyway. But, considering the temperatures, think I'd rather go hungry to be without a/c in Houston, TX! Thank you again.

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    Visitor, June 07, 2011, 13:54

    Sounds about right price wise, especially if they are using quality parts. You get what you pay for. and Good technicians are not cheap but they are better trained to do the job properly. Most A/C repairs we perform with major repairs run between $ 800.00 to $1400.00. Hope this helps.

    Jeff Livingston
    Owner
    Warr & Geurin Garage
    Bartlett, Tn

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    lward8447, June 07, 2011, 14:20
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    Thank you so much for your reply. I thought it sounded reasonable, especially since I've been getting most of my repairs done at the dealership. The dealership prices are totally out of the ballpark. The price for labor is $80 an hour and the estimate is for the job to take 8-10 hours. So I'm not too sure about the quality of the parts. However, the mgr did tell me that labor was the bulk of the estimate since VWs are so difficult to work in due to the fact that it is so congested and/or well-engineered. Thank you again.

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    June 16, 2011, 03:31
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    Have you ck. your cabin filder

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    lward8447, June 16, 2011, 07:05
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    I don't know. The mechanic didn't mention that. However, I have given up on the car and an replacing it with a 2009 Nissan Altima. Thank you for your response.

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