I may be coming into a semi-decent chunk of change soon so now i’m wondering if I could repair my car.
I drive a 1992 Accord Lx. The A/c works but no longer blows all that cold. If it’s hotter then 85ish degrees then the A/c stops cutting it. I had new freon put into it over a year ago and I believe it helped. It should be r12, but I’m not sure. My Dad had the car repaired without my permission at a shop I don’t trust(FYI My a/c worked before my dad took it to this shop the first time. Why oh why he took it back and a second time after that I have no idea. ) Because they’re an asian place and I don’t trust them I’m not ruling out the possibility they put in r134. Still, since the car had improved after the freon was put in and is now pretty dismal I’m assuming theres some sort of leak in the system.
Does r12 usually come with UV dye?
What else could be wrong?
What kind of ballpark repair cost am I looking at? From likely best to worst case scenarios?
Does the a/c have its own radiator or does it connect to the main one? Maybe I could clean it out a little.