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Unread 06-11-2013, 08:26 AM   #1
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Default 98 Saturn SL 1 a/c compressor issues

Hey guys I'm new to the site but I am wanting some male opinions on an issue with my 98 Saturn SL1. I took the car to midas recently and I have gone to this place for the last three years and feel that I have gotten good honest service. I initially went in for my A/C as it is only blowing out warm air so I thought maybe there was a leak or maybe it was out of freon. They are telling me my compressor in cracked/bad, however the car is still running fine with no issues. The are quoting the repair at $967. I feel it may be too high of quote and am debating on buying another used car. Any thoughts will be greatly appreciated.

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Unread 06-11-2013, 07:18 PM   #2
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AC repairs can get very expensive, that quote isn't out of the ordinary. I'd not bother with the repair personally, I don't think AC is worth $1000. But if you do need AC selling the car and getting one with working AC is a good idea.
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Get a boneyard compressor for ~$50 and install it yourself and charge it.
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Let me tell you the story of when my mom's a/c quit on the 1998 cavalier.....it happened at 110,000 miles or so. It needed a new hose.....then a few months later it needed a new condenser, weeks later a compressor....lets just say within 8 months it had a all new under the hood a/c system at a scant $1300...that died again at 128,000 miles.
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sounds about right
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