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Old 04-14-2010, 05:59 PM   #1
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Unhappy A/C is out. Need shop recommendations.

Hi everyone,

I'm a long-time lurker/first-time poster and in need of some recommendations for a shop to take a look at my a/c since summer is coming up. Here's the background on the situation:

- Bought the car in August of 08 and the a/c was working fine.
- By the beginning of 09, the a/c had stopped blowing cold, but I didn't really look into it at the time due to the weather still being cold.
- Come late spring, I checked the refrigerant level and it was low so I recharged it and it was blowing cold air again.
- About 2-3 months later, the a/c wasn't cold anymore so I re-checked the levels and it was low so I refilled it and went on my way. This recharge lasted a few days and went out on me.
- I attempted to recharge the system last October when I was moving back to Phoenix, but even after the recharge it would not blow cold.

The problem is when I push the a/c button, the light turns green and the clutch on the compressor engages, but there's no cold air. After checking the refrigerant level about a week ago, there is still refrigerant in the system (from the last recharge in October of 09), but it's not completely full. I'm pretty sure there's a small leak somewhere, but there are no major signs of a leak in the engine bay (oil on any of the a/c lines). At this point I'm pretty stumped and figure it's better off having a shop take a look at it so if you guys have any recommendations on where to take it, I'd really appreciate it.

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Old 04-14-2010, 07:08 PM   #2
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Damaso at AZ air auto and tire in tempe. Greg from here use to work there. Dom knows quite a bit about AC and will take car of you.
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Old 04-15-2010, 01:03 AM   #3
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I am now at Arizona Auto Care 5235 S Kyrene #42. Just down the street from the old shop I was at. (not trying to steal business from my old shop, or Don)
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Old 04-15-2010, 02:52 AM   #4
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sounds like front seals on the compressor, im ase and macs certified if you need it fixed, only thing i dont have is a leak sniffer, usually dont need one anyway.
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Old 04-15-2010, 11:18 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by thegreg View Post
I am now at Arizona Auto Care 5235 S Kyrene #42. Just down the street from the old shop I was at. (not trying to steal business from my old shop, or Don)
Let the guys at Az auto care fix it they know subarus and have great prices.
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Old 04-15-2010, 11:52 AM   #6
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thegreg took great care of me for a smokin price last summer when my AC took a dump!
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