How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Randall C Your Own Question

Randall C
Randall C, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Car
Satisfied Customers: 11087
Experience:  32 years Foreign / Domestic Cars All aspects of Diag and Repair
Type Your Car Question Here...
Randall C is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Isuzu Ascender: flushed..blowing warm air..ac line that leads..rear ac

Resolved Question:

I have an Isuzu Ascender 2003, I took it to get the AC flushed and the AC was working just fine but the following morning the ac was back to blowing warm air. I took it back and they tried to see if there was a leak by checking it for a leak with the dye but they couldnt find it. so they filled it back up and it happened again then they noticed that there seemed to be leak on the AC line that leads to the rear AC is leaking along the frame. Now they told me that the dealer would hve to take care of it. Now my question is how much am I looking at?as far as getting this fixed? now The coolant is not leaking from nowhere else but it does leak out once I use my AC.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Randall C replied 2 years ago.
Hello, I am Randall. did the first shop say why you need to go to dealer? meaning could they not get parts or not comfortable with job? or something else?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
They stated that they could not do it there that it was a dealer thing. The shop I went to was a firestone.
Expert:  Randall C replied 2 years ago.
got it. did they happen to show you the spot in question?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Unfortunate no they didn't because dropped off the vehicle and went to work and picked it up later
Expert:  Randall C replied 2 years ago.
ok, thanks. let me type up some info as I know it and see if it helps answer your question. back shortly to you. Thanks
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Ok thank you
Expert:  Randall C replied 2 years ago.
Ok, not knowing exactly what happened or where the leak is, I wanted to mention there are noted problems with the rear ac lines rubbing, leaking etc.. isuzu released a bulletin about this and then they developed a repair kit rather than full line replace. lets assume it is a rear line leak problem. The shop usues a repair kit where they spice in a piece. this save a large amount of $. Unsure of line costs at this time but each front line runs about $160 each so rear lines expected to be more. the kit is showing in my area for around $50. Book time labor to do rear lines is 2.1 hours and the kit would be less, you would then have the evacuate and recharge fee plus any r134 (freon) they use. my estimate would be around $250-$300 for a repair splice rather than full line set.yes,, sometimes AC leaks only happen when running ac as the pressure are built up 4-5x higher when running. I would at least have a dealer or private local shop give second opinion but at least there is now a rear line repair kit to save time and $. below is the repair kit information for you from isuzu

TSB IB04-12-S004

Rear Heater And Air Conditioning (A/C) Pipe Replacement

Issue Date: March, 2004

Affected Vehicles

2003 to current model year Isuzu Ascender.

Service Information

The following information is to be used when replacing or repairing A/C and Heater lines.

NOTE:
^ Tubing Repair Kit J 41425 is available and contains the new style LOK fittings.
^ Do not service the rear A/C or heater lines as a complete unit. Service the rear A/C or heater lines as a sectional repair.
^ Use the J 41425 when any of the following actions damage the rear A/C or he
Randall C, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Car
Satisfied Customers: 11087
Experience: 32 years Foreign / Domestic Cars All aspects of Diag and Repair
Randall C and 16 other Car Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Sorry I apologize for not responding back, I completely forgot.

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry. Stephanie P Elm City, NC
< Last | Next >
  • I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry. Stephanie P Elm City, NC
  • used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future. David L. Richmond, TX
  • 9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much. Phil Marysville, CA
  • Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible. Charles Walnut Creek, CA
  • As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
    Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!
    Sue Charleston, WV
  • Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff. Jim Castleberry, FL
  • The nearest Volvo dealer is 160 miles away. Best $15 bucks I have spent in a long time! Paul M Corpus Christi, TX
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Chris (aka-Moose)

    Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    846
    16 years of experience
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MU/muddyford/2012-6-13_1204_1.64x64.png Chris (aka-Moose)'s Avatar

    Chris (aka-Moose)

    Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    846
    16 years of experience
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TE/TedG/2012-6-15_14759_avaLarge.64x64.jpg Ted G.'s Avatar

    Ted G.

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    1596
    20 years auto repair experience, ASE Master Tech, Mechanical Failure consultant, Expert Witness
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/joecamel90/2008-11-13_03615_head_shot.jpg George H.'s Avatar

    George H.

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    1311
    ASE Master Tech 15+ yrs, AAS Automotive Technology, Factory trained Asian specialist
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/AM/amedee/2013-10-24_23656_Amedee1.64x64.jpg Amedee's Avatar

    Amedee

    ASE Master Tech

    Satisfied Customers:

    2367
    ASE Master Tech advanced level specialist
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/SU/supermechanic/2013-8-23_03546_500.64x64.jpg Jerry's Avatar

    Jerry

    Master Mechanic

    Satisfied Customers:

    1906
    ASE master, 30+ years. All makes and models. Trouble shooter, shop forman, service manager
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/CR/crzydrvr00/2013-11-3_12123_246347.64x64.jpg Richard's Avatar

    Richard

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    942
    12 years Ford Lincoln/Mercury Jaguar dealership as a technician and shop foreman reparing all makes
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/ST/Steve7654/2012-6-5_215929_japic800x660.64x64.jpg Steve's Avatar

    Steve

    Auto Service Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    1980
    25+ yrs experience as a professional working technician; ASE L1 master technician