Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Newer Light Duty Trucks > 2007 - 2014 Expedition & Navigator
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


2007 - 2014 Expedition & Navigator 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator

Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 09-28-2012, 02:09 PM
phildc phildc is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 4
phildc is starting off with a positive reputation.
Opinions please on AC repair quote

Hello all,

This is my first post after having jumped ship from my hugely expensive to maintain 03 Range Rover to my 07 EB Expedition and so far loving this truck!

I felt that the AC was just not cool enough...ok for a 80 degree day, but not quite up to it on a Texas 100 degreee day. I have just taken it in to an independent to diagnose the problem and they have come back with a heart stopping $2169 estimate!

They are saying that the receiver (which is part of the condenser on this vehicle) has broken and taken out the compressor, therefore requiring:

Compressor Kit: Compressor, Condensor, Expansion valve front / rear
Parts total: $1187.50
Labor total: $883.60

Should I get another opinion? Any thoughts suggestions ?

Many thanks
Phil
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-28-2012, 02:58 PM
pgonza2723 pgonza2723 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: ATX
Posts: 133
pgonza2723 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Never a bad idea to get a second quote. One thing that sounds fishy is that they are saying the compressor has failed. If that was the case, far as I ever knew, compressors either worked or didn't if it wasn't a low coolant issue. If you post up your area then maybe you'll get some responses on reputable trusted places to go get that second opinion.
__________________
2008 Lincoln Navigator L Limited Edition

2001 Vortech'd Mustang GT
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-28-2012, 03:01 PM
phildc phildc is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 4
phildc is starting off with a positive reputation.
Hey Pgonza,

Thanks for the quick reply. I am in Austin, TX

Phil
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-28-2012, 03:08 PM
rexster314's Avatar
rexster314 rexster314 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 125
rexster314 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Thing is if receiver failed, it released the particulate inside it to the whole system. That would contaminate the entire system compressor included. Suprised the quote didn't include an evaporator core as well. Labor probably about right. They would have to completely disassemble the dash to get at it if I'm not mistaken. Parts seem high tho'
__________________
Retired but not tired
2012 King Ranch 4x4 Expedition

Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-28-2012, 08:02 PM
lsrx101 lsrx101 is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Lorain County, Ohio
Posts: 1,775
lsrx101 has a very good reputation on FTE.lsrx101 has a very good reputation on FTE.lsrx101 has a very good reputation on FTE.
What has happened is that the desiccant bag inside the receiver/dryer has ruptured. The desiccant is tiny granules, much like sand, and has spread through the entire AC system.
The desiccant is abrasive and has certainly done damage to the compressor, even if it is still working. The desiccant can't be cleaned from the compressor without fully disassembling it.
Much of the labor will include flushing the entire system, front and rear, to remove the desiccant. This requires removing any metering devices, as they can't be flushed through. Removal of the rear expansion valve requires removing much of the rear interior.

Unfortunately, that price is about right for the job. The parts are a bit high, but the labor is a bit low, IMHO. I would expect to see the 2 figures roughly reversed. All in all, the bottom line is the same.
__________________
Sometime I wish I didn't know now
The things I didn't know then.
Give me something to believe in!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-29-2012, 11:57 AM
phildc phildc is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 4
phildc is starting off with a positive reputation.
Thanks lsrx101, that description seems right on the money and similar to what the shop told me. Unfortunatley the car is As Is, No Warranty so I have to start saving!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-01-2014, 09:26 AM
montecarlo31 montecarlo31 is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 547
montecarlo31 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by lsrx101 View Post
What has happened is that the desiccant bag inside the receiver/dryer has ruptured. The desiccant is tiny granules, much like sand, and has spread through the entire AC system.
The desiccant is abrasive and has certainly done damage to the compressor, even if it is still working. The desiccant can't be cleaned from the compressor without fully disassembling it.
Much of the labor will include flushing the entire system, front and rear, to remove the desiccant. This requires removing any metering devices, as they can't be flushed through. Removal of the rear expansion valve requires removing much of the rear interior.

Unfortunately, that price is about right for the job. The parts are a bit high, but the labor is a bit low, IMHO. I would expect to see the 2 figures roughly reversed. All in all, the bottom line is the same.
That's a good intro however we need to know if he forgot some parts being replaced in his post, if not there are at least two that need to be replaced.

BTW you think you had problems with the rover, wait until ford's stellar electrical problems start happening combined with some horrible resale values (actually worse than a land rover).
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-01-2014, 11:18 AM
alwaysfords41's Avatar
alwaysfords41 alwaysfords41 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 1,812
alwaysfords41 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Holy Timeliness Batman, this thread is 2 years old. Ressurected by a troll whose comment was deleted.
__________________
2010 Expedition Limited now @ 27k
2012 Expedition Limited now @ 28k
Gone but not forgotten;
1995 Bronco XLT, 1996 Explorer XLT, 1999 Expedition EB, 2003 Expedition EB, 2004 Expedition EB Premium
Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2014, 11:18 AM
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1994 f-150 AC Compressor FordRun 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 3 05-23-2014 07:58 PM
two different mounting positions for A/C compressor? xjpilot 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 0 11-06-2011 06:55 PM
Testing AC compressor TheKirbyMan 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 7 09-18-2010 11:01 PM
AC compressor repair/replace ? clem1226 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 23 04-23-2010 07:20 PM
2000 XLT: Bypass Dead AC Compressor? HeywoodJ Explorer, Sport Trac, Mountaineer & Aviator 2 12-07-2008 08:26 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Newer Light Duty Trucks > 2007 - 2014 Expedition & Navigator

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


Participate In The Forums

Create new posts and participate in discussions. It's free!

Sign Up »





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:01 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup