Amy Budde (New Orleans, Louisiana) - 1995 Volvo 850
A heating/cooling/AC question. After three minutes, the AC stops working. If she stops the car again, it will work for three minutes again then blow regular, warm air. She's low on refrigerant--could just be a leak, or compressor. AC repair-- $50 or $1500--this one is probably somewhere in between. She could also re-locate to Minneapolis, where lack of AC may not be a big deal.