Date: Mon, 13 Sep 1999 16:21:47 +0200
From: "Hilde Philips" <hphilipsnopsamua.ac.be>
Subject: Beware of AC-technicians.


Because the AC of my 9000 gradually decreased in function, I checked the refrigearant levell and saw nothing but bubbles. Mr Haynes (and the AC-technician I consulted) propagated a refill, so that was what happened this morning. I went to a "certified" AC-mechanic but he couldn't find the problem when the AC still did not work after the refill. He said it must be"some electronic stuff that went bananas" and that he could find the problem if I paid him for the hours he had to search for the malfunction ($...). I refused because they promised me that they could perform an electronic diagnosis when necessary. But they didn't mention that they just don't have the necessary computers and knowledge to do so (the workplace looked like the barn of Fred Flintstone). It is very sad to realise that a lot of guys in the car-branch just can't be trusted. This is just one of my bad experiences. If I used the same attitude in my profession I would certainly make casualties every day. Anyway: I noticed that when the compressor was directly connected to the battery, the AC worked (on/off situation). There must be some sensor or relay that is asleep I guess. I am thinking of making my own timer-switch to bypass the electronic stuff. I refuse to go to any AC-technician ever again... Any suggestions? Gupgo 91 9000 2.3 turbo

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