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Old 05-23-2009, 10:40 AM   #1
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adding a/c to a 1997 wrangler

I'm looking at a 1997 Wrangler I like but it does not have a/c. Dealer sayes you can add a/c for about $1,200.00. Does that sound about right? If so is it as good as factory a/c? I may not even add it but was just wondering in case I changed my mind later. This jeep has the 4.0 with 5spd.

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You can DIY for about 1000, 1997 TJ Wrangler AC Kit 4.0 Liter Engine - Wrangler AC kits .

I'm guessing the dealer would install a similar kit - though I'd check with them first. Otherwise they're replacing the entire HVAC plenum box which with labor seems like almost too good of a deal.

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If you look in the phone book (old school) under automotive air conditioning, you can probably find a independent supplier and maybe supplier/installer other than the dealer. I have done this on several vehicles in the past and they are a lot less expensive compared to the dealer and work equally as well. If you have any mechanical skills you can likely do the install yourself and save even more. Check it out before you lay out $1200
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