2 days ago
"Took car to Dillon for repair ac
They said the expansion valve was bad and replaced that about $750
1000 miles later AC not working. I checked the Freon and it was below minimum.
The mechanic claims the AC seals dry rotted and it will take $450 to fix it. I told the service tech that I am now suspicious that the expansion valve was not the problem. When I referred to the little mileage I had put on the car between these event the service tech tells me that it’s not his problem that I don’t drive it very much !!!
Having a 25 yr history of jet aircraft maintenance as well as 12 years as a commercial vehicle inspection officer for state of Idaho I feel it is more likely that the valve was not the problem and it is more likely the gaskets, if dry rotted did not do so in those 1000 miles. Point being that I paid for expansion valve replacement needlessly. They will not stand behind their work, and you get to pay for it. Ive learned my lesson.....
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