: AC issues- any good shops near Boston?



seeyouinajif
06-23-13, 06:17 PM
So having issues with my AC, it blows cold but lately when I first put it on it squeals like crazy, usually goes away after a second but today it didn't. After car was warm I tried it again and same, I ended up keeping it off for fear of shredding the belt.

I'm assuming its the compressor, I don't have the time to do this myself and it would need to be recharged by a shop anyways. Anyone know a good mechanic near Boston that can do this or am I stuck with going to the dealer in Portsmouth?

Thanks!


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Skidmarcx
06-24-13, 11:09 AM
Have you checked the condition of the belt? It could just need to be snugged up or replaced if dry... It is a bit if a PITA to do, but it'll save you money by checking

seeyouinajif
06-24-13, 11:31 AM
Have you checked the condition of the belt? It could just need to be snugged up or replaced if dry... It is a bit if a PITA to do, but it'll save you money by checking

Yeah I wish that was it, the compressor is making some noise at idle now even when it's off.

Nobody knows a good shop in greater boston that can do this for me?

Cadillac Cust Svc
06-24-13, 12:03 PM
So having issues with my AC, it blows cold but lately when I first put it on it squeals like crazy, usually goes away after a second but today it didn't. After car was warm I tried it again and same, I ended up keeping it off for fear of shredding the belt.

I'm assuming its the compressor, I don't have the time to do this myself and it would need to be recharged by a shop anyways. Anyone know a good mechanic near Boston that can do this or am I stuck with going to the dealer in Portsmouth?

Thanks!


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Hello seeyouinajif,

I see you are asking for advice from the community, however if you are going to take your vehicle into a dealership for a diagnosis, please private message me and let me know so we can continue our interaction. Or, feel free to private message me if you have any other questions you would like me to help answer.

Laura M.
Cadillac Customer Service

seeyouinajif
06-24-13, 01:30 PM
Sent you a PM, thanks Laura.

Cadillac Cust Svc
06-24-13, 02:53 PM
Sent you a PM, thanks Laura.

You are welcome seeyouinajif, I will continue to interact with you via PM.

Laura M.
Cadillac Customer Service

seeyouinajif
06-25-13, 08:54 AM
Never got a call back from the dealer in Portsmouth, should I call the one in RI?

No one on here can recommend a shop or a dealer near boston to work on this? I thought we had some local members . . .

thebigjimsho
06-25-13, 11:31 AM
Is it under warranty? If a dealer, try Olsen Cadillac in Woburn. If not, try Leary automotive on Bedford, MA...

seeyouinajif
06-25-13, 01:53 PM
Is it under warranty? If a dealer, try Olsen Cadillac in Woburn. If not, try Leary automotive on Bedford, MA...

No warranty, has 97k on it and I basically stole it. Ill try Those two today thanks.


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thebigjimsho
06-25-13, 04:21 PM
No warranty, has 97k on it and I basically stole it. Ill try Those two today thanks.

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Leary is not cheap but he's not expensive, either. And he just about always gets it right the first time...