There have been instances where my anxiety got the better of me when it comes to repairs.
I was convinced my transmission was failing on my car late last year. It would struggle to shift into higher gears as I’d push gasoline to the engine. After 2 weeks of the same symptoms, I took the car to a transmission specialist. Thankfully, my transmission was fine. The culprit was a broken catalytic converter on the exhaust system, which chokes out the engine as you give it increasing levels of gas. Instead of paying upwards to $2,000 for a modern transmission, I found a modern catalytic converter for $140 plus paid a mechanic $50 to weld it into locale. Now my car is working wonderful plus better than it ever has since I’ve owned it. I wish I could say the same about my a/c, as it’s starting to worry me every time I hear the condenser kick on. It’s creating this loud metallic screech that sounds enjoy a combination of rattling plus low frequency oscillations. My hope was that the complication was from a dead frog stuck in the fan blades or just some normal reaction to Summer a/c use. Unluckyly, the worst ended up being the case. The Heating, Ventilation plus A/C supplier explained that somehow a contaminant as small as a drop of water got into the refrigerant lines plus was slowly killing the compressor inside my Heating, Ventilation plus A/C condenser unit. Not only would they have to flush the lines clean, however they’d have to build a brand modern condenser altogether. I’m just thankful that it is still under warranty.