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2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 4dr

2002 Jeep Liberty
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2-Wheel Drive, 4 Door, Sport Utility Vehicles
16 mpg city / 20 mpg hwy
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October 25, 2012, 9:47 am

Paul F
 

Question: A/C went out and now it won't start

My jeep was having issues with the A/C and made a loud clicking noise when the A/C was on. I took it to a shop and said something with the A/C was hanging and it would be about $700, today I was driving and all of the sudden the car's steering wheel locked up and oil light came on. I am not sure if it died or what, I go to try to start again and nothing, like the battery was dead. I then have it towed to a shop and they say the A/C problem is what caused it and there would be about $900 in repairs. Has anyone ever heard of this, if so any ideas if I am being taken for a ride on the price? Thanks


November 3, 2012, 8:32 am

Ron W
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From your description, it sounds like the AC compressor clutch seized and the car threw the belt. Without looking at it, that would be my best guess.

And $900 for the compressor, belt and possibly a battery is about right for that type of repair.


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