Just got back from dropping it off. Here’s today’s update.
Apparently, Wayne said the radiator fan is just bad timing, not part of the problem with the A/C. (Though I guess the reverse is possible? You can burn out a compressor fan from a bad radiator or something as the system tries to stay cooled down?)
Wayne is going to fix the radiator fan (’cause it’s a requirement for car to run properly) and then look at what our options are to get the A/C going. Preferably without breaking the bank. He thinks he might be able to just patch the A/C system up and getting it running, buying us another 6 months – year of working A/C.
He says the A/C is a closed system so that even though there’s shrapnel in the system, it’s only going to STAY in the system and won’t damage anything outside the system. Which means, if we flush it out but not replace everything, we *should* be able to have a/c again at least for awhile. Because what’s going to happen? Just potentially damage to the parts which are already damaged, so it’s moot.
That’s only a hope right now. He needs to inspect it and see what he can do first. He’s going to try to get us going without breaking the bank.
My sister said I should get something in writing from Wayne saying it wasn’t properly fixed and get an estimate in writing from the dealership yesterday and use that as my proof the job wasn’t done properly from Tires Plus and file for small claims to get my money back. So I need to think about that too. I think it might have merit but I need to research further before deciding anything. And I need to see where we’re at on THIS repair as well.
So basically, it’s in the shop and we’re waiting to see what the verdict is.
Now’s a great time to remind everyone about my shop since the less I have to charge on my mom’s credit card, the better.