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Brought my tracker in 3 times for a/c problems and finally they found the leak which should have been spotted the first time. leak is in suction line estimate for replacement is $800 they will not refund me the cost of the second repairs I figure they missed it they should allow me to deduct that cost for another job but they wont. they nwill deduct cost for only the same repair job...can they do that?

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First, Yes, they should have found the problem the first time.
I assume, You brought the car in for A/C NOT- working, The A/C technician I'm sure knew the problem was, low freon in the
system. Added more and, the A/C started working. (All IS WELL ?)
PROBLEM - where did the freon GO!!. What he should have done is check for the leak And, if he didn't find any, AND, That can happen.

That said, he should of put a can of leak detector in the system and, told you, he didn't find any leaks at the time.But, if the A/C stop's working again, Because of low freon the leak will be allot easier to find because, the leak detector would, show him where the leak was.
I have to assume the first time it was fixed he did not evacuate the system. What that is, you vacuum the system for 15 min to see if it holds the vacuum, if not you know there's a leak. Also, it takes any moisture out of the system.
PS. If the repair shop is up front they could help you some on the labor

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