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Car Repairs

Post by Pruitt » Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:45 am

The AC in my 2009 CRV is acting up - works for a few minutes at start up before cacking out.

Three years ago, it had stopped working all together, and the mechanic took the AC apart and told me I needed a part and it would be about $800.

Told him I'd think about it, and I guess when he took it apart he jostled something and the AC worked flawlessly until the other day.

Guy at the dog park today said that his brother had a similar problem and used some type of spray on the AC unit and it has worked well since.

Has anyone heard of such a thing? And if so, what do I buy?
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Re: Car Repairs

Post by mister d » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:05 am

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Re: Car Repairs

Post by govmentchedda » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:22 am

It's like that spray can, but has a hose, I think. I'm pretty sure we did a similar fix on an old car a few years ago.
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Re: Car Repairs

Post by Rush2112 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:13 am

That's if your AC is low on refrigerant and you don't want to pay the 90$ to get it recharged. Unless its a very very slow leak that is being solved by replacing that part. recharging probably isn't going to be a solution.


Though on my really old Subaru (RIP) the AC stopped because one of the pullies froze so we removed the belt. A couple of years later mechanic asked why we didn't have a belt there and I told him it was frozen..well it had worked out whatever was the matter and with a new belt, the AC worked grandly til the end of the cars life.
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Re: Car Repairs

Post by Giff » Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:25 am

We have a slow leak and the $40 can worked for a year until about a couple weeks ago and the air wasn't as cold.
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Re: Car Repairs

Post by Pruitt » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:50 pm

Just bought the stuff.

I have some sort of brain blockage whereby when I read instructions for something like this - "easy to use!" - I may as well be reading the French side of the instructions.

But my son is good with cars. Can;t be fixed soon enough - it is humid as hell here today.
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Re: Car Repairs

Post by Giff » Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:12 pm

Pruitt wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:50 pm
Just bought the stuff.

I have some sort of brain blockage whereby when I read instructions for something like this - "easy to use!" - I may as well be reading the French side of the instructions.

But my son is good with cars. Can;t be fixed soon enough - it is humid as hell here today.
I wasted one can because I thought I remembered how to do it. Oops.
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Re: Car Repairs

Post by Pruitt » Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:35 pm

Giff wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:12 pm
Pruitt wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:50 pm
Just bought the stuff.

I have some sort of brain blockage whereby when I read instructions for something like this - "easy to use!" - I may as well be reading the French side of the instructions.

But my son is good with cars. Can;t be fixed soon enough - it is humid as hell here today.
I wasted one can because I thought I remembered how to do it. Oops.
Good thing I bought the kit with two cans!
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Re: Car Repairs

Post by Giff » Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:37 pm

For real if I could follow it correctly once, anyone can.
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Re: Car Repairs

Post by govmentchedda » Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:37 pm

Giff is Pruitt's son?
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