Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2003 20:21:01 -0400
From: "Phil Costa" <>
Subject: Classic 91 w/Air Conditioning Problem

My Saab dealer has been attempting to repair what started as a minor air-conditioning problem for over a month. I brought the car in to add freon because the air wasn't as cold as it was in previous years. When I called to see if the car was ready I was told a converter kit was installed because my system was using obsolete freon and it was cheaper to install the kit than recharge the unit. OK...I picked up the car and drove it for a day only to discover the unit was blowing warm air. When I brought it back this month long saga began. They've replaced everything but the evaporator and still no progress. The latest effort involves sending the unit to be "boiled" because they feel something is obstructing the flow of freon. I would have overheated myself after a week of not having a car except they've given me a BMW loaner. However, I really need my Saab because I use it on weekends to haul music equipment to various engagements. This is the first real problem I've ever had with this vehicle which only has 78,000 miles and is in excellent condition (with the obvious exception of a non-functioning air-conditioner). I'm open to any and all suggestions to pass along to their service department. I've been trolling this group for a number of years and know many knowledgeable people who love Saabs have contributed much useful information over the years. Any help would be appreciated.

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