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Old 16 Jun 2007, 12:09 am
Gordito
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Default 92 Accord Help needed with AC problem

R-12 system - no cooling left anymore for over a year. Local mechanic
estimates over a grand to "rebuild and seal" faulty components.

WTF!, this is a 1972 that runs great, except for the AC, and I'm
temporarily unemployed, and don't have that kind of money to invest!

I'm OK with tuneups and brakes , but unfamiliar with air
conditioning. Can anyone help, please.

Thanks, for any suggestions. Pat
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Old 16 Jun 2007, 03:48 am
Brian Smith
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Default Re: 92 Accord Help needed with AC problem


"Gordito" <patfaulkner@chef.net> wrote in message
news:t2r6731v0j0rfb1jku8hig09jilbt6vqrc@4ax.com...
> R-12 system - no cooling left anymore for over a year. Local mechanic
> estimates over a grand to "rebuild and seal" faulty components.


That sounds like a "reasonable" price.

> WTF!, this is a 1972 that runs great, except for the AC, and I'm
> temporarily unemployed, and don't have that kind of money to invest!


If A/C systems aren't used regularly the seals dry out and leaks
develop, allowing the refrigerant to escape. Compressors sieze and need to
be replaced.



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Old 16 Jun 2007, 08:12 am
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Default Re: 92 Accord Help needed with AC problem

"Gordito" <patfaulkner@chef.net> wrote in message
news:t2r6731v0j0rfb1jku8hig09jilbt6vqrc@4ax.com...
> R-12 system - no cooling left anymore for over a year. Local mechanic
> estimates over a grand to "rebuild and seal" faulty components.
>
> WTF!, this is a 1972 that runs great, except for the AC, and I'm
> temporarily unemployed, and don't have that kind of money to invest!
>
> I'm OK with tuneups and brakes , but unfamiliar with air
> conditioning. Can anyone help, please.
>
> Thanks, for any suggestions. Pat
>


The days of cheap A/C repairs are past, I'm afraid. Regulations covering
refrigerants have put an end to them. Here in the US (and other places that
signed the Montreal treaty I expect) it is illegal to fill a leaky system.

I drove in Phoenix for years without A/C, including the day the temperature
hit 122F (50C). It can be done but be sure to keep water handy.

Mike



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Old 16 Jun 2007, 08:20 am
jim beam
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Default Re: 92 Accord Help needed with AC problem

Michael Pardee wrote:
> "Gordito" <patfaulkner@chef.net> wrote in message
> news:t2r6731v0j0rfb1jku8hig09jilbt6vqrc@4ax.com...
>> R-12 system - no cooling left anymore for over a year. Local mechanic
>> estimates over a grand to "rebuild and seal" faulty components.
>>
>> WTF!, this is a 1972 that runs great, except for the AC, and I'm
>> temporarily unemployed, and don't have that kind of money to invest!
>>
>> I'm OK with tuneups and brakes , but unfamiliar with air
>> conditioning. Can anyone help, please.
>>
>> Thanks, for any suggestions. Pat
>>

>
> The days of cheap A/C repairs are past, I'm afraid. Regulations covering
> refrigerants have put an end to them. Here in the US (and other places that
> signed the Montreal treaty I expect) it is illegal to fill a leaky system.
>
> I drove in Phoenix for years without A/C, including the day the temperature
> hit 122F (50C). It can be done but be sure to keep water handy.
>
> Mike
>


ah, the old 4/80 a/c solution!!
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