Thread: OT: Automobile Questions
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09-15-2011, 10:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Whitesnake View Post
Question: My 2nd car is an old 2002 Echo. Just been told that my "condenser" (is it the right wording?) is "défoncé" (broken, needs to be replaced) and while visiting a Toyota dealer, they told me they'd have it replaced and it would cost me close to 700$...Makes sense? Pisses me off to have to spend that much money since I'll probably get rid of it in 2 years max. Any other place they'd do a fine job with it while costing less?

I know...it's a dealer, it is usually more expensive, but in that case is it THAT much more?

thanks.
sounds about right, it sits in front of your rad, so it can take some impacts, couple hours labor, parts probably $300-400, and then evacuate and recharge the a/c system, always go dealer, unless you know and really trust someone dont bother, its really usually not worth the risk. If you dont care about a/c dont fix it, and sell it advising a/c doesnt work to potential buyers.

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