2000 A4 Avant

Huw Powell audi at humanspeakers.com
Thu Sep 1 19:54:50 PDT 2011

Does the compressor turn?  Typical approach with R134 systems is to 
evacuate then recharge, adding dye so leaks can be detected later.

If, however, the system was damaged badly in a wreck, and needs to be 
completely overhauled, that price sounds about right for a luxury German 

On 9/1/2011 9:57 PM, Ed Kellock wrote:
> A friend of mine just picked up a 2000 A4 Avant that has inop AC.  They took
> it to a shop for an estimate to get the AC working which came back in at
> $4400.  Is there something so unique and/or difficult with the AC system in
> that car that would make this so high?  I've read over the estimate and they
> basically want to replace/rebuild the entire system, compressor, orifice
> tube/expansion valve, evaporator, condensor, and hoses.  They mention
> something about a front-end collision and metal in the system.  Shocking.
> Surely this can be done for far less.
> Ed
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