Problem with AC in 05 XTrail
So just took my '05 Xtrail in for AC check - - -I just thought the refrigerant was low and needed recharging . . . but my mechanic found a leak by injecting a dye in to the lines. COST? $1100CDN+for the repair. I didn't go through with it, but he did call my Nissan dealer for me. I'm past warranty by about 7000 clicks. But the odd thing (red flag) was that when the mechanic called Nissan, they had the required $569CDN part in stock (???) My mechanic thought this was strange - condensors are not usually stocked (I guess not at other dealerships). . .made him think this is a common problem??
I got the same "a rock may have come under the car and knocked the line" bit, but really, how often does that cause this exact problem, and cars drive on roads, likely over rocks all the live-long day? Does everyone's AC stop working?
The AC petered out this summer. It hissed for while before - should have had it checked earlier!! My mechanic said that I could go ahead and recharge it, but he couldn't guarantee me how long that would last, as it was clearly spraying/leaking at the line near the radiator. The condensor needs to be replaced for it to work problem free. Argh.
Last edited by jacindak; Sep 9th, 2008 at 01:52 PM.
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