2005 Saab 9-5 wagon

saab
9-5

#1

I have a 2005 Saab 9-5 linear. Recently the air isn’t blowing as good and it has been recharged. When its on full blast it sounds like its struggling. Please help


#2

Are you describing a problem with the temperature of the air that is coming out of the vents or the amount of air that is coming out? These are two completely different things - poor airflow from the vents has only to do with your blower fan & air ducts and nothing to do with whether or not the AC is charged or functioning well.


#3

The amount of air coming out has decreased significantly.


#4

That sounds like a failing blower motor and would have nothing to do with recharging the system.

What was the reason behind doing this recharge anyway?


#5

The air was blowing warm and went to the shop and they said it was a refrigerant was low so they put a pound of refrigerant in it. How much could this cost?


#6

An auto A/C system will lose a bit of refrigerant over time with age and miles so a pound is not unreasonable after 6 years.
As to cost that varies a lot based on the shop, locale, exactly what all was done other than charging it, etc. Wild guessing, I’d say anywhere from 50 to 100 dollars.

I read a tale recently where someone was charged 40 dollars a pound for R134 (refrigerant only) and that is obscene in my opinion.