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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-17-2013, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
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A/c leak $1700 replace hose to the rear a/c

Well my 09 traverse a/c quit working. Got 3 flashes when button is depressed= all refrigerant lost. Diagnosis...... Replace a hose under the hood $90 part....and... Replace the hose assembly that goes to the rear a/c. It goes the entire length of the vehicle costs $700 and takes 5 hours to install. Total estimate $1700.00. Just to replace 2 leaking hoses. Anyone have any ideas. Researched patching with epoxy but see it will probably not hold. It is an aluminum pipe that is leaking.
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post #2 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-17-2013, 08:19 PM
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Hang on, they are claiming two pipes are damaged?
What a strange coincidence don't you think?

Credibility right now is low for this dealership.
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Well there is dye at two locations. Neither looks bigger than the other based on dye, but leaked out quickly so must be a significant leak(s)
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Re: A/c leak $1700 replace hose to the rear a/c

Someone over on the Acadia forum just mentioned their A/C line running from the back to the front needs replacing!

http://www.acadiaforum.net/index.php?topic=12575.0

They found the line for under $400.00 on line, and I posted info about the ALLDATA DIY subscription showing how to replace this line.

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Someone over on the Acadia forum just mentioned their A/C line running from the back to the front needs replacing!

http://www.acadiaforum.net/index.php?topic=12575.0

They found the line for under $400.00 on line, and I posted info about the ALLDATA DIY subscription showing how to replace this line.
Good catch. Wonder if there are defective lines running around.

Rock auto lists the part at $381 as well.

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Good catch. Wonder if there are defective lines running around.

Rock auto lists the part at $381 as well.
Having been a member here and reading the posts since December 2008, these are the first two posts I recall ever seeing about the rear A/C line running under the vehicle going bad. Hopefully it's just a coincidence and not a pattern being started.

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Good catch. Wonder if there are defective lines running around.

Rock auto lists the part at $381 as well.

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Just a headsup, but the factory tubes are 1 piece from the engine to the rear and there are 4 pipes. The OE replacement like the above referenced one is a 2 piece that is spliced in the middle and requires a special tool and splicing connections. I have first hand knowledge of this because the dealer I purchased my Traverse from crushed my pipes with the lift when they rotated the tires. I didn't notice this till a week later and when I took it back they of course denied the damage and claimed I must have hit something with the vehicle. I ended up taking it to another chevy dealer and haven't been back to original dealer again. I ended up making a claim on my comprehensive insurance and paid a $100 deductible. I'm wondering where the people having problems live. Are they in the south in warm climates where the AC is used alot or do they live in the North where we drive thru a ton of salt which causes corrosion.

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Just a headsup, but the factory tubes are 1 piece from the engine to the rear and there are 4 pipes. The OE replacement like the above referenced one is a 2 piece that is spliced in the middle and requires a special tool and splicing connections. I have first hand knowledge of this because the dealer I purchased my Traverse from crushed my pipes with the lift when they rotated the tires. I didn't notice this till a week later and when I took it back they of course denied the damage and claimed I must have hit something with the vehicle. I ended up taking it to another chevy dealer and haven't been back to original dealer again. I ended up making a claim on my comprehensive insurance and paid a $100 deductible. I'm wondering where the people having problems live. Are they in the south in warm climates where the AC is used alot or do they live in the North where we drive thru a ton of salt which causes corrosion.
Salt? What's that? We haven't seen salt in Colorado for at least a decade. Magnesium chloride is the ice preventer of choice around here and it's equally, if not more, corrosive.

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Re: A/c leak $1700 replace hose to the rear a/c

This is why I spent $1600 on the extended bumper to bumper warranty which includes EVERYTHING (not just some parts) with loaner program until 109,000 miles. If I still have this truck at 100,000 miles I'm buying the B2B warranty again. I'm not spending a dime on fixing this truck. My maintenance is covered for 2 years currently.

DO NOT put epoxy, it won't hold. I tried this on my wife's condenser line and although it held for a little while it leaked out. I did this a bunch of times and wound up blowing money on freon that leaked out anyway.


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post #10 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-18-2013, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, researched epoxy and decided it wasn't worth the attempt. Found it online several places, and with $175 shipping I wouldn't be saving much money. I am in the military and live 3.5 hours away from my wife through the week, so I don't have time to mess with it either. We ordered it with the dealer to be installed in a few days. I believe the car has been in the Carolina's all its life. Hopefully they may give me a break on the list price for parts. I should have asked if they could just block off the rear air.

Oh well it's just money, and it can't be as bad as my timing chain issue, can it?
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