Originally Posted by Cutless009
The failures at Firestone checked out my AC when I took it in to have this done and said there "was a minor leak in the compressor" and quoted me $2,500 to fix the system and made it sound like if I didn't do the service that I'd be SOL for the system running cold longer than a couple months at most.
I told them to shove it at the time, and now that I'm reading this I'm thinking that it was probably just that normal small leak your mechanic mentioned and they just wanted my money. Fail.
Gonna take it and get a second opinion. Appreciate the post man.
Oh Firestone... There was one just like yours close to my house. Told me that my transmission lines were leaking on my old T-100. I looked at it, it had engine oil on it! I asked how the transmission could leak engine oil... Terrible shop.
On the other side of it. The firestone by my old house, where I go for my tire and oil changes are the most honest best guys I have ever dealt with. I took my old T-100 there about my "transmission lines leaking engine oil" and they said no its the valve cover gaskets, which it was. I knew that already. Great guys there.
Yeah go for sure get a 2nd or 3rd opinion. I found this local mechanic through some buddys at OReillys. They highly recommended him. Just your honest one -two man shop mechanic. Been in business for 20+ years he's the owner.
Originally Posted by ford4wd08
I'm debating getting mine checked. I don't think evacuating it and refilling it could hurt, only help right?
For sure get a quote. I am so glad I had mine checked. Also he mentioned that when they go low on gas, the oil stops flowing with the gas as well. And that can cause the compressor to go out early.
All I know is I am floored on how cold my AC is now especially in this heat and humidity this week