Hi, sorry for signing up only to ask for help, but I’m not really sure where else to go to.
I have a 2006 PT Cruiser ( I know it’s not a good car ) and was having problems with the A/C blowing hot air and it stalling. I recharged it myself and replaced the low pressure sensor hoping it would be something small, but that didn’t help it. I took it to a mechanic and they told me it was the alternator that needed to be replaced. I did and it cost a decent amount. I got the car back and the a/c was still blowing warm and the car would still die on me. I took it back and they said the ac condenser needed to be replaced. It cost around $700 and they replaced it and when I got my car back again the a/c blew cold for about a day and then just kept blowing warm air and the car is still dying on me. I took it back and they said it needs a new evaporator core and it’ll cost just under a $800 to get it replaced.
Is this right at all? It seems like they’re just making stuff up and don’t know what they’re doing. They’ve been honest with me years before and pretty fair about prices, not charging for stuff I don’t need, but this feels like they’re guessing or just taking me for a ride. The car isn’t worth that much, but honestly I wouldn’t be able to resell it without getting the A/C fixed.
I printed out their estimate and was thinking about going to a different mechanic to see if they could diagnosis it and maybe it would be something else or offer a better price, but I don’t know if that’s okay to do.
Any advice would be appreciated.