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Thread: Peacock Cadillac - Houston, Texas

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    Thumbs down Peacock Cadillac - Houston, Texas

    About a year and a half ago this dealership installed a new A/C compressor and various related parts in our '86 Fleetwood. Two weeks ago the copressor stopped engaging, and since there was a life-time warranty on the previous work we took it back for repairs. After checking the car, we received the following estimate (for a $98 charge):

    The reason the compressor would not kick in was low refrigerant charge. The system has three small leaks: one at the dryer, one at the pressure switch and one at the evaporator core (don't know how they could say that, because the cover was never removed). Bottom line, $700 in parts and $1500 in labor.

    I took the car to an independent repair shop for a second opinion. Refrigerant charge is normal. The "leaks" were very minor and in a year and a half since the compressor was changed had only formed a very small wet spot at the fittings. The problem was an "A/C control switch". Parts $212.50 ..... labor $60. No R134 was added and the unit cools as well as before.....I'll let you draw your own conclusions.

    Klaus Cook
    Houston, Texas

    Last edited by CaseyC; 03-20-05 at 01:30 PM. Reason: Spelling

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    Re: Peacock Cadillac - Houston, Texas

    I, too, had bad experience with this dealership. They seemed like outlaws to me, so I didn't even let them have my keys. Instead I went up the road to

    EMONTROND AUTO COUNTRY, INC.
    888 I-45 S, CONROE, TX 77304-2628
    Phone: (936) 539-3181
    Fax: (936) 442-4370


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