Its been a blistering summer with no AC.
Heard a hissing sound behind the console (behind NAV\Radio) but didnt really think anything about it at first.
Then went to turn on AC and the snowflake blinked three times and turned off.
Later learned that this means you are out of coolant.
I took it to the dealer and they filled it back up and added the dye as they couldnt find anything.
Once it ran out again (1 week later) they looked again and found a small hole in the line. They said the insulation\wrap (dont exactly recall the verbiage) from the steering column was rubbing against it and wore a small hole.
Out of warrantly (2007 SLE w\80K miles). To replace the line (which runs from the front all the way to the back would be $1000 or I could have them cut out the piece w\the hole and have it sent to a place that specializes in patching the line and then they would splice it back in. This seems like a lot of work to me, but was quoted $600 for this option. If they can seal the two cuts for taking the segment out of the line, why cant they seal the hole? AND if it was caused by the rubbing why isn't that a covered repair? Two questions I forgot to ask.
So I am going elsewhere for a second opinion. This is the second quote I have gotten from the dealer to fix something for $600. The other is the broken liftgate. I assume I should put that under a seperate topic ...