1999 Chrysler Freon Leak Repair Cost

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I HAVE A 1999 CHRYSLER LHS THAT I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET THE A/C WORKING. I HAVE BEEN TO NUMEROUS SHOPS AND SPENT CLOSE TO A THOUSAND DOLLARS ON PARTS AND LABOR.

I FINALLY FOUND SOMEONE WHO KNOWS WHAT HE IS TALKING ABOUT AND SAYS HE FOUND A LEAK UNDER MY DASH.

HE HAS NO WAY TO DO THIS HIMSELF. HOW HARD OF A JOB IS THIS, AND HOW MUCH WILL IT COST.
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If the freon leak is under the dash, then I would assume it is the evaporator core. This is a big job. To have the job done at a local shop will cost you about $900. Even more at the dealership.

The entire dash needs to come out of the car. This means all trim panels, steering column, radio, gauges cluster, A/C controls, wiring harnesses, brackets, seats, etc.

A mechanic who has done this repair several times may have some short cuts where he can get the dash out in one large piece without removing too much. This will cut down on his time, but the price would be about the same.

Expect your Chrysler to be down for at least 2 days. This is a very big repair. The car looks very nice from the picture you posted, so it is up to you if the rest of the car is worth putting the money into. Depending on where you are in the country, cooler weather is coming, so saving up for this may be an option.

If this is something you would like try yourself, get a repair manual and look through the procedure to replace the evaporator core and study it. taking pictures along the way will also be a big help.


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