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Old 04-09-2001, 06:04 PM
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The AC in my '87 420SEL was so cold we had to keep it low to keep from freezing--in Texas, in 95 degree weather. Suddenly, there is no cold air. This changed overnight. I took it to have the freon checked, and the mechanic told me everything would have to be replaced, all the hoses were leaking, and it would cost $3,000. I'm suspicious of all the hoses suddenly leaking. The air is just not cool. What do you suspect? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Old 04-09-2001, 06:38 PM
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If you replaced the hoses, compressor, drier, expansion valve and converted it to R134 it shouldn't be much over $1500. I would find a place that can identify the leaks and replace whats necessary till you need a compressor and then think about whether to change. Conversions work alright on that model but they don't do as good as an R12 system would.

I know many shops that only convert now. We did that for years but now only do it on certain systems we know work OK. Find a shop that will fix the leaks in R12 till the compressor is needed.
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Old 04-09-2001, 06:44 PM
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You might do a search on Good MB Shops. If you are in Austin, you might try German Auto Center, they always treat me right.
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