Someone in another thread/ location mentioned that if the paperwork doesn’t state the dryer was replaced that means it most likely wasn’t. I have all paperwork/ any information given during the transaction so I could definitely just take it back to the same shop. The shop I took the car to obviously “seems” refutable, they’ve been listed in papers and given a good rating by the BBB.This time, they said the AC compressor had failed due to high temperatures. They quoted me 1100. I didn’t want to, but I was hoping this would fix it once and for all.
Today, I picked the car up from the shop. Immediately got in and started driving. I’ve got Lukewarmish air coming from the vents, even after 20 minutes of driving and it only blows semi-cold on recirculating/ MAX AC setting.
I’m at a loss at this point. 1700 dollars later and I’m barely getting anything from this AC system.
The shop did not replace the dryer in the AC system. I have an appointment to take it to another shop next week
These three comments are in conflict with each other, or I/we are missing details. https://ca.autoshack.com/Auto/Cooling-System/ACC83527?keywords=2008+Honda+Civic&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIqKasuN-e4wIV2YWzCh3iEgZ5EAQYASABEgII3_D_BwE1 month ago my AC system quit working again. This time, it blew completely hot air- on a 90 degree day. I took it to a shop and they informed me it needed a new condenser
Above link will take you to a cheap condenser painted "black" notice the attached dryer on the right. Even the cheapest ones come with a dryer. You know a black painted condenser is going to have an inferior fin count and bad heat exchange due to paint. A good quality one will be with aluminum not painted any color at all and have an equal, if not, superior fin count to OEM.
Any NEW condenser I have ever installed for these cars had a dryer attached.
That was my first conflict. Second conflict, when replacing a NEW compressor, the warranty will be voided if a new dryer and a proper flush of system is not done. Second conflict.
Third conflict, why go to another shop when last one said they put in a new compressor but did not install a new dryer? I don't think you should be footing another bill at all here. That is if you don't have papers proving work done. If you don't have, paperwork, your shyte out of luck in the warranty dept if they are a crooked shop.
This obviously doesn’t mean anything in the grand scheme of things, but I did call the new shop & told them my situation and they offered to take a look at the car for free.
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