Date: Tue, 09 Mar 1999 02:46:20 GMT
From: Wayne <strato1nopsam.com>
Subject: Re: A/C: estimate on parts and labor


Hello, I have a 90 900s Conv here in Southern California. 3 things go wrong with air conditioning on Saab's. 1. The switch. 2. The compressor. 3. The hoses. You can get the hoses rebuilt in most cities, that is half the price of new. The uncrimp the fittings and replace the hoses then recrimp the fittings. In CA it's about 150 for both upper and lower hose plus the cost of coolant. (50-75.00). I almost never need air except on the hottest of days. Good luck, Wayne Ilia Papas wrote: > > After I simply asked if there was a problem with my A/C or not on my '90 > 900S, my Tech took the liberty to disassemble my A/C system for $100. > They found that the compressor was not coming on when the dash switch > was pressed. They tested the anti frost switch and found it to be > inoperative. So they jumped the pressure switch(whatever that means; I > have little or no knowledge of A/C systems). After further inspection, > they found the A/C double hose was leaking. Here were the following > prices > > A/C Anti-Frost Switch- est $175 > A/C Hose- est $385 > > I'm pretty sure that includes labor. I'm not that enthusiastic about > paying $500+ for working A/C, esp after they charged $208 in 8/23/98 to > replace the Schraeder Valves and recharge the system. Their leak check > show nothing back then. I never used the A/C once between that service > and the most recent one. Am I being shafted here or is this just > typical? Thanks in advance. > > -Ilia > remove "NOSPAM" to reply > > '90 900S

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