2003 Toyota Corolla Q&A
2003 Toyota Corolla Question: air conditioner not working
At first, the ac would work, then not work, etc, while driving without shutting it off or on-just started and stopped on it's own. Freon checked, not the problem. Now, ac doesn't work at all-mechanic says maybe loose wire, probably not compressor, but needs car for some time to check it out. How much should the compressor cost, if that is the problem. Also, 80,000 miles, 8 years old-worth it? - Adrienne2515
wow, no guessing here. let him check it out for you and give you a bid. a compressor is about 300 labor 1.8 hours dryer 45 labor 1 hour evac and charge 150 is it worth it? up to you, can you replace the car for this repair?? thanks for using repairpal Roy - mastertech6371
HI, If your car was checked and the compressor was found to be working, there is no need to buy a compressor (it is a very expensive part). On another note, in addition to a loose wire, a clogged orphice tube can also cause flow restrictions. As for your cars value. No one can answer that for you. Its a judgement question. If you want a new car, and can afford a new car... I think you should get a new car. If financially, a new car is unrealistic and you need to buy a used car, then I think if the ac is your only trouble, stick with it. You know your car, what you have and have not done, and what it needs. On a second hand car.... there is always a question mark. Im not too far from you. If you want to pass by and have me take a look, it would be my pleasure, no charge. Just mention RepairPal.... Mechancially yours, Audra www.greatbearautoshop.com - Audra Fordin
Car only has 45,000 miles, have had this problem for a year. Dealer said it needs a new motor ($600) not covered by warranty. If it's the motor then why does it work about half the time. I've disco...
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