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Old February 8th, 2012, 04:21 AM   #1
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Dysfunctional Air Conditioner...

After unpacking my '98 Box from storage (for almost a year) I realize that the A/C isn't giving me any cold air. Before I parked it, the A/C worked perfectly. As always, any help appreciated.

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Old February 8th, 2012, 09:39 PM   #2
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Let's hope that you don't have a massive leak in your A/C system but that the coolant slowly leaked out. In this case go to your next auto part store and buy a can of A/C refillant (hmmmmm this being a Porsche there is of course a chance that you need a very special outrageously expensive special refillant, don't know the answer to that), they have instructions on the can so it's straight forward. I believe you have to fill it with the engine running and the A/C on.
If I recall it right, the connectors to hook up the can and refill the A/C are under the passenger front cowl

But to be totally honest I did this job on my Nissan SUV, but never on my Boxcar....
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Old February 9th, 2012, 08:44 AM   #3
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Anyone knows those guys:
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/aos/2840928653.html

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Old February 10th, 2012, 08:22 AM   #4
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I've not heard of them, but it sounds like a smart business idea. If you use them report back with your experience. My only concern would be, do they honor their, "Grantee"?
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Old February 10th, 2012, 10:21 AM   #5
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My only concern would be, do they honor their, "Grantee"?
HAHA -- yea, there might be some kinky stuff involved with that "Grantee" they offer (especially since they also so blatantly use the 'Better Business Bureau' logo ;^)

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Old February 10th, 2012, 11:06 AM   #6
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If you need an a/c compressor, and I have one sitting in my garage. I will let it go with a very very reasonable price.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 08:34 AM   #7
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I just read that ad and keep in mind that the $99 does not include the refrigerant which is getting more and more expensive. Expect the freon to cost another $100 which makes their service about the same as any other reputable repair shop. A 30 day guarantee is also pretty pathetic...
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Old February 13th, 2012, 08:42 AM   #8
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Expect the freon to cost another $100 which makes their service about the same as any other reputable repair shop. A 30 day guarantee is also pretty pathetic...
Yep, sometimes even a gullible person like myself can read the proof of the pudding (or whatever analogy you wanna use).

So, as you say, is there any "reputable repair shop" you could recommend for this kind of job?

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Old February 13th, 2012, 09:45 AM   #9
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Yep, sometimes even a gullible person like myself can read the proof of the pudding (or whatever analogy you wanna use).

So, as you say, is there any "reputable repair shop" you could recommend for this kind of job?

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I think your question about a "reputable repair shop" was already answered with the contact information attached.
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Old February 14th, 2012, 02:50 PM   #10
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I think your question about a "reputable repair shop" was already answered with the contact information attached.
Yep, so earlier today I went to FlintWorks -- very nice & helpful guys (and girl) -- definitely a place I'll take my Box from now on. So since the A/C compressor kicks in nicely, the assumption was that all it needed was a simple refill of freon. But when it wouldn't suck any new freon, Alden (the shop owner) suggested that the compressor might be bad after all. But since I'm not very inclined to spend $1,200 on some cold air, I think I'm gonna sweat this out.... or perhaps just get something like this and try to install it in myself:

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