It has been REALLY HOT in the south this year.
Of course, the A/C in my 1998 ML320 went out(how convenient). So, knowing very little about this ML(I inherited it), I took it in to the dealership expecting to pay $1,000+, have a mild heartattack, but survive.
I had to sit down this morning when my dealer(MB-S. Atlanta) told me that my compressor was not working and needed to be replaced along with the expansion valve. TOTAL = $2,100
I paused on the phone and told the service guy, "I'll have to call you back..."
So, here I am, frantic for an answer. I superficially searched the forums and found diagrams, but not enough detailed information to determine whether I can do this, use my local mechanic to do this, take my whippings at the MB dealer, or turn the ML into a winter-only vehicle.
So, Mr. Reader, hopefully you or someone out there in Benzworld has the answer to the questions...
Can I do this on my own? If not, why?
What do I need to ask the dealer before I fork over $250 to them for telling me the bad news???
Thanks for any help you can provide...