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Old 07-10-2003, 04:25 PM
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I refused because that is just another way for them to make money. First of all their procedure is to check for leaks first and then do the refill. I complained to the BBB already and im going to keep trying to call the owner. I am not going to waste $125 dollars for 20 minutes of air conditioning.
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Old 07-10-2003, 06:07 PM
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Only way to check for a leak without die is a visual inspection, and if everything "looks" ok. Draw the system down into a vaccum and see if it holds. I have seen many systems that would hold a vaccum for a short while but will slowly let freon out after pressure has built up.

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You mean in 8 hours all of my freon leaked out?They did a leak test before they re-filled the freon and it held for 20 minutes. I think these fucks did something because I wouldnt pay the extra 40 bucks.
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Old 07-10-2003, 07:00 PM
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Nato76, hey man, i work at the tune-up plus in hampton, and im gonna be honest with you, there arent many good a/c guys out there, that includes my tech advisor. The die tracer is one of the only ways to find out where the leak is, a vacuum pump will simply tell you if there is a leak or not. If you want your a/c done right, im not gonna do it because the machines at my shop suck, BUT, i can get your stuff straight if your willing to come to the pennisula. PM me if your interested. I know some reaaally good techs, so you might be interested. You wont get charged an arm and a leg either.
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Old 07-10-2003, 07:06 PM
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Exactly they said that they used the vacuum pump first so that means there isnt a leak. Tell you the truth I dont know what they did I am going by what they said. I just want my money back. What is your procedure at your shop when someone wants to refill their air conditioner in their car?
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Old 07-10-2003, 07:26 PM
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Well, if it was up to me, there is a coupon for a free a/c check. So i would recommend that. Then i would hook the guages up to determine if you are low on freon or if there is a elec./sensor problem. After that i give you the option of what to do based on the problem, and give you a price. If its just low, and you wanted to charge the system and put dye in it, i would evac. the system, vacuum it down, and let it sit for a while. This will give any leaks a chance to present themselves as the vacuum on the system would diminish. After that, i would charge it with dye tracer and tell you to come back in a day or two to find the leak. You get the picture.
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Old 07-10-2003, 07:29 PM
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Yeah well I guess im out 125 dollars.
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Old 07-10-2003, 07:39 PM
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Do it yourself, its very easy. You drive a 2000 civic and the a/c already died? Dealer wont cover it?
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no this is on my girls car. She drives a 96 mitsu Galant
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Old 07-10-2003, 08:02 PM
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After some research Im going to do the shit myself. I already reported them to the BBB so I will see what happens. Is there anything I can buy at a local auto parts store that can help with the air conditioner leak?
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