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Old 06-25-2012, 04:51 PM   #1
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Hi Guys. I've got an AC leak. It wasn't hard to figure out where it was coming from. I heard hissing and saw some bubbles.

I'm trying to decide to do a DIY fix or have a shop do it. Any advice?

Here is a pic of where it is leaking from:

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Old 06-25-2012, 06:03 PM   #2
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I just did a DIY kit today, seems to be working good so far. But I also didnt have a huge leak like yours, maybe clean it up and try some JB Weld?
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Old 06-25-2012, 06:34 PM   #3
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Duct tape!!!! Fixes everything
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Old 06-26-2012, 02:34 AM   #4
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I just did a DIY kit today, seems to be working good so far. But I also didnt have a huge leak like yours, maybe clean it up and try some JB Weld?
What was your fix? I've got a leak in TE line that runs down the frame of the passenger side and am having trouble in ding a solution that doesn't cost an arm and a leg.
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:42 PM   #5
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Old 06-26-2012, 03:19 PM   #6
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Thanks Frog! I will try that. Looks exactly like my problem.$1. Woot!
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:44 PM   #7
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FWIW, I just got the AC repaired in my '97 Legacy Outback and the two seals at the compressor were the issue. One step I would add to the repair procedure is go rent a vaccuum pump and gauge manifold from Autozone and pump down the system after you replace the seals. This sucks out all the moist air and the new refrigerant should go in a lot faster... Doug
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:01 PM   #8
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Yeah I think I got it re sealed with the one o ring at the compressor. It it only blows cool, not cold. Is this maybe a moisture issue?
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:11 PM   #9
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So you replaced the leaking seal then put in some refrigerant? It should take about 26oz. of R134, so a biggish can and a smaller one. Under or overfilling can lead to cool but not cold. I would try getting more in, unless you think it might be over filled. I believe most of the R134 with additives has a drying agent included. Problem is that you really shouldn't vent the refrigerant to atmosphere, it is bad news...

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Yeah I think I got it re sealed with the one o ring at the compressor. It it only blows cool, not cold. Is this maybe a moisture issue?
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:47 PM   #10
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Maybe I have too much in. The PSI indicator on the filler reads into the high yellow or low red. I used a huge can from Autozone. Maybe some should come out...
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