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    New here I have 02 wrx but need help

    Hi everyone I'm new to this site and need some advice for my baby 02 wrx. I live in SoCal and although weather is beautiful here...it's hot. I've been Ridin with no ac and windows down for a while. I took her in at a dealership and was told it has a faulty expansion valve and receiver drier. Was quoted $1100 and some change or so. I took her home sad and not fixed
    My question is...why the hell it cost so much? Or is it just labor charge? I don't know much about how to fix my car so I need ur advice what I should do. I was told also the turbo might be leaking cos it has this burning oil smell sometimes really bad sometimes no smell at all. I checked and there's no oil leak & I change it every 3months. I would hate to sell my wrx she's already paid off. Should I suck it up and pay all the repairs or give her up?

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    Two different issues. Find an independent A/C shop and an independent Subaru specialist and get quotes for the respective problems.
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    Thx SD_GR
    I may have found a place to bring her in to get the ac fixed for about $600. But about the other issue it happens intermittently when the car has been running for a while. Bad oil smell fr outside but haven't noticed any color change fr the exhaust. Is it the turbo leaking oil or could it be something else?

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    Not something that can be diagnosed remotely, at least not by me, sorry.
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