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Old 27 Feb 2012, 04:00 pm
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Default A/C Suction Line

Hello there,
my 2005 ragtop GT air started blowing warm air (well, the air temp from the outside and I live in Florida).
I took it to the Dealership and they said that it was the A/C Suction Line and it takes a long time to replace it and that they have to fill up the freon again which is expensive.. total cost to me is 500.00 for everything..
Question - don't they capture the freon and then replace it with the captured freon?? does this price sound high?? I think it does....

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Old 27 Feb 2012, 04:15 pm
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Default Re: A/C Suction Line

I'm not as a/c proficient as I would like to be, but you very possably have already lost all of your freon because of the problem with the a/c hose so there is no freon to pump out. The freon they put in will have to be new.

Do yourself a favor and go to one (or more) of the larger "a/c service only" businesses in town and get a second opinion/price. They will usually give you an estimate for free. This will give you really good feel for the correct price to pay. Come back if you feel the need.

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Old 27 Feb 2012, 04:29 pm
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with everything Jerry said.
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Old 27 Feb 2012, 08:54 pm
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Yep a second opinion is the way to go!
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Old 27 Feb 2012, 09:25 pm
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The dealer's price includes that suction line which is very expensive. If I remember correctly it was about $250.00 for my part. You ARE talking about those two lines that run together, just above the upper torque strut (maybe you call it an upper motor mount)?

Maybe another A/C mechanic will charge less for labor, though.

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