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Old 05-13-2009, 08:44 PM   #1  
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Good place to Fix AC?

Hey guys I got a leak somewhere in my ac. I need some help finding a good trustworthy place to fix it. Any ideas locally in the bay area?
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How do you know it's a leak?
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How do you know it's a leak?
Refilled it about a week and the freon is completely gone. The compressor was spinning and everything before the freon dissipated.
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By chance, did you use R134 with dye in it?
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I did use the R134A but no dye. Where can I find the one with the dye inside? I think I'm gonna try and tackle this myself if possible. Chet's is trying to charge more than 200 just to find the leak. Repairing it is more. I read the part about the stems being leaky so I will look out for those as well. I've changed the o-rings before as well when I was about to recharge the system. So I am at a lost.
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i know theres one place in fremont, kinda hidden. theyre really nice there. i was suppose to get work done there to try to repair my car but just decided to get a new car instead. they dont charge for inspection and theyre extremely knowledgable.

give em a call.

High Street Automotive Service
41060 A High Street
Fremont CA 95438
(510)657-6653

Ask for Terry Madsen.

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Thanks I will try to fix it myself first.
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So here's the update I recharged the system and threw the UV dye in. Check to see if there was any leaks. No visible leaks whatsoever. Its been half a day, I've been driving around with the ac at full blast its cold. I also used a sealant that came with the dye so hopefully that fixed it. I believe the pressure for the low side is 45psi? Is that correct?Right now its exactly at 25psi according to the gauge that came with the r134. Now if I run out of refrigerant again what would be the cause this time? The compressor?
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So here's the update I recharged the system and threw the UV dye in. Check to see if there was any leaks. No visible leaks whatsoever. Its been half a day, I've been driving around with the ac at full blast its cold. I also used a sealant that came with the dye so hopefully that fixed it. I believe the pressure for the low side is 45psi? Is that correct?Right now its exactly at 25psi according to the gauge that came with the r134. Now if I run out of refrigerant again what would be the cause this time? The compressor?
hmm.. i wouldn't know but why don't you try going to the place i mentioned . they won't charge you for the inspection and you're not obligated to pay for anything.. i think they would be the people to ask if you wanted to find out if it's the compressor.. that's how i found out about my compressor.. my AC blows cold but only for a little bit, and then it would cut out, I found out it's because of my compressor and the air wasn't circulating (something like that). Like I said before, give that place a try. Hope you find out the problem soon.. It's getting really hot lately..
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hmm.. i wouldn't know but why don't you try going to the place i mentioned . they won't charge you for the inspection and you're not obligated to pay for anything.. i think they would be the people to ask if you wanted to find out if it's the compressor.. that's how i found out about my compressor.. my AC blows cold but only for a little bit, and then it would cut out, I found out it's because of my compressor and the air wasn't circulating (something like that). Like I said before, give that place a try. Hope you find out the problem soon.. It's getting really hot lately..
I'll check it out thanks. So far its holding. No sign of leaks or anything.
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