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