Flooded floorboards and iffy airconditioner in 01 Galant
I had my 01 Galants airconditioning repaired in May and have been back 5 times. It shuts down on long trips. Another condensor, expansion valve and temp sensor have been put in after the $2K repair job. It is still unreliable and I have a lake in the passenger floor boards. The mechanic claims it is rain water - though most of the water collected on a 700 mile trip with absolutely no rain. What does the heater core have to do with the puddle and the airconditioner?
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The heater core lines are under the dash and when it starts leak i will flood the floor board. does the ac shut down even if you are running it on recirculate and on fresh air. it may be the compressor clutch. if that hasn't been replaced yet.
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You have a 7th generation mit galant. These are great cars but they have one major weakness; the auto transmision dies. Generally you have to have the trans rebuilt or many owners swap ion a manual trans. There is a great web site for owner's of the mits galant. http://www.thegalantcenter.net/ lots of great information about galants to include hwo to swap the auto trans for a manual. You want to go to http://www.thegalantcenter.net/forum.php and scroll down to 7 generation section of the forum Galants are great cars; I own 4 of them, all 7g
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