Maintenance: help me finally fix this AC problem
Last year I took it to Acura. Spent 120$ to test it. They told me it needed a new compressor. They quoted me 1200$ for aftermarket part or 2000$+ for original.
I took the car to my mechanic of 10+ years (Chi from 360 auto). He got an original compressor from wreckers, charged up the system and AC ran for 3 weeks (350$!)
It stopped working. Went back to Chi. He checked system and told me I got a leak somewhere. To prove it he vacuumed out the system and refilled again (free of charge!!). It ran for 2 days.
According to Chi it could be anything and can take days (if ever to find the leak). Wife is on my case and I need it fixed.
Anyone got a dependable analysis place I can take the car to? It seams dealer was 50% right and for my mechanic it's a lot of work with little pay (he's also way overloaded these days)