Re: Why did I buy a 12 Year old Toyota Corolla - My experience
At the outset a BIG THANK YOU!
Thank you for resolving my dilemma - whether to keep or sell my 2016 Corolla with AV regn. The car is has been giving me a good, reliable service ever since I owned it in 2006. So why thinking of selling it?
One of the major issues I faced in my car is rather frequent failues/replacement of evaporator coil (DENSO). The first failure occurred in 2011, after 5 years of usage. Lanson Toyota Neeelnagarai replaced it but its technician has made a hash of it, so much so,it failed again within 6-8 months. A second replacement - after much fighting with LT - was done, which lasted 2017. Coil replaced for the third time in 2017.
In 2019 August,when I returned from overseas stay of 4 months, I found AC was completely down. LT checked and found the gas escaped thru a faulty charging pin. Replaced with a new pin and gas charged. AC was working ok. But LT cautioned me that pressure was low and future problem might need Compressor change!
Now within a month,cooling gradually slowed down,coming almost to dead stop now. I'm not sure if Compressor needs to be replaced- a mighty expensive course. More so when one considers that compressor just fails, doesn't slowly fade out,which can only mean gas leak in the system. I'm in two minds now-whether to take it to LT or to a reliable Auto AC service expert,recommended by a friend.
Apart from the AC issues, I also faced issues with brake discs wear out.
Do you have any suggestions on the AC issue?
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