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Unread 06-05-2012, 04:27 PM   #1
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AC leak

tried recharging the system the other day. well it leaked out in minutes literally. when i turn off the jeep i can hear it hissing out; its coming from the front of the jeep (not evaporator inside the cab) on the front passengers side. gonna grab a black light tonight and see if i can see any residue from the two cans of dye i put in last weekend. i'm guessin its the condensor though.

question is for a leak that big, it worth putting that stop leak crap in and a few more bottles to recharge it?

i'm tempted to replace the condensor, but i'm even more tempted to set up OBA

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Unread 06-05-2012, 04:51 PM   #2
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tried recharging the system the other day. well it leaked out in minutes literally. when i turn off the jeep i can hear it hissing out; its coming from the front of the jeep (not evaporator inside the cab) on the front passengers side. gonna grab a black light tonight and see if i can see any residue from the two cans of dye i put in last weekend. i'm guessin its the condensor though.

question is for a leak that big, it worth putting that stop leak crap in and a few more bottles to recharge it?

i'm tempted to replace the condensor, but i'm even more tempted to set up OBA
It sounds like you answered your own question. You want the OBA!.
I wouldn't screw around with leak stop, especially if the leak is so great you can hear it. A condenser is relatively easy to change. Of course you will need to evacuate, add the proper amount of oil, and recharge.
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Unread 06-05-2012, 05:28 PM   #3
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I had a much smaller leak than that and stop leak didn't help it. It would be money down the drain trying it.
Fix it by replacing leaking parts, or OBA.
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