Here’s what happened
- Driving w family on trip. Using rear air
- During trip, after lunch stop - All AC stopped blowing cool air- only got hot air. AC button blinking
- Next morning started car to go to local shop (where 8 was visiting). Short drive. Front AC cold
- Shop said temp sensor needed replacement and refrigerant was low. Could not fix because we were leaving town to go back home. Paid $56. No AC.
- Returned home, brought car to local shop. Replaced temp sensor and added refrigerant and leak detection fluid. Suspected leak but could not find. Paid $278
- Front AC continued to work for a week or so but brought to dealer to get checked out anyway.
- Dealer claims leak in rear evaporator and new blower motor needs to be replaced ($1300). Paid $145 for this info
- Front AC still working after use for a couple of weeks. Supposed to take car in to have the evaporator and blower motor replaced on Monday but thinking about cancelling appt
- Wondering if we we choose not fix it and not use rear air if front AC will be ok. Have been afraid to try using the rear air- don’t use it much anyway.
- Want to trade vehicle in this year (120k miles)
- Should I believe the dealer about what needs to be done? Could I just continue as is and just not use rear AC?
- Traveling to Florida in December and need to make sure my AC won’t fail on the way
- Some posts have said that the two systems are related so that if there is truly a leak in the rear evaporator eventually everything will shut down. Other post said they are a separate system. Don’t know what to do next. If I get it fixed I will have spent $2000!