Wesley Chapel, Florida
It’s hot here in Florida and we’re dreaming of heading up to Oregon or Canada…..of course we’re just dreaming. We’re not going anywhere too far from Tampa for a while.
We went over to visit Mom on Saturday and on the way home the a/c in our Honda CRV started making a loud noise, and then quit blowing cold air. Al thinks the compressor is shot.
After checking around on the internet, I found this is a known problem with this vehicle. Apparently, metal shavings get into the entire system and the evaporator and dryer all have to be replaced as well as the compressor.
Any input from others who have had this same issue, will be appreciated.
Boy, I wish we had sold the Honda before this happened.
Now, we have started to re-think our vehicle situation. The Honda is just our “around town” car when we are in Tampa. It’s been nice on occasion to have two vehicles. We leave it here when we leave and that presents problems though. We have a Nissan truck that is our toad, but we can’t take passengers in it.
We prefer a truck for our toad. It works best for us for our wet kayak and scuba gear. Hauling trash bags in the truck is better than trying to put it inside our car.
Al has been wanting a new truck for a while now, and now I’m starting to agree. Nothing like a car repair to make you want a new vehicle! Our Nissan truck has 140,000 miles and we don’t need any expensive repair on it.
So…yesterday was spent checking out new trucks. We’ve about narrowed it down to a Nissan Frontier Crew cab with a long bed. We didn’t know before yesterday, that they even made the long bed with the crew cab. This truck has the extended crew cab where two adults can actually sit in the back seat. That would solve our problems of being able to take passengers with us.
We’re trying to find a less expensive and reliable place to repair the a/c on the Honda. You can’t sell a car here without air.
So……that’s what we’ve been up to.