Question about 1995 Nissan Maxima

1 Answer

Part 2... I tried what you told me to do, and they looked just fine. There has been a new development however, when I added the refrigerant this morning, the fan started to run again! And the A/C was blowing out somewhat cold air. However, I learned the true problem of why my A/C wasn't working: there is a leak somewhere along the R-134A coolant line around the front of the vehicle, and cannot pinpoint it. How much would you think a repair procedure would cost if it were on various areas of the coolant system, bearing in mind that the leak sounds towards the front of the engine block?

Posted by on

  • LFDIII Sep 09, 2008

    The condenser looks like a couple pipes running in front of the radiator, right? If so, then that may be my problem [I'm assuming] because the crash pushed in the front reinforcement bar which may have knocked the condenser back a little, or if not at least puncture a hole into it [which I still cannot locate]



1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Nissan Master
  • 726 Answers

You can purchase a leak detection kit, which consists of UV goggles and UV light.(black light). You would have to pump some refrigerant from a bottle that has die inside with the refrigerant. They sell those at any autoparts store. You can pump some in , run the AC and check/look with the UV gogles and the light as to where the die is coming out of. With the goggles the die will show flourescent green. Thats, where the leak is. Or you can go to a garage/dealer and they will charge you about $100-$150 to do the same thing. (except they will inject the die with a specialty tool and than look for a leak) Some of the cans of R134 from store have die inside of them already. Read the can label. (the UV die will not hurt the system at all). The UV goggles and the light will run you about $40-50??. As far as repairing the leak, it could be potentially costly or it could be just a o-ring. You will not know until you pin point the leak with the UV die. O-rings are cheap, but something like the AC condensor could be $500. If you saing that the you can hear it in the front of the engine, it could be the condensor which is the radiator looking piece in front of the radiator. You can see it through the front grill, that's the condensor. Like I said, pinpoint the leak and make decisions from there. Let me know how you make out with that. Good luck.

Posted on Sep 06, 2008

  • Phil Lovisek
    Phil Lovisek Sep 09, 2008

    Those pipes are power steering fluid pipes. They run in front of the condensor. The flowing air cools off the fluid in those lines. The condensor is right behind that pipe. It looks just like a radiator, when you look through the grill. Thats the condensor, right in front. Its most likely black in color or aluminium in color. Just like the radiator. Didi you get the die (can of R134) and the goggles with the black light??



1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Ac Gas keeps leaking..

It seems no one has tried to find a leak, should not refill without leak checking. Where there is a refrigerant leak, some residual oil will appear, refrigerant and oil circulate and move together. The system should be cleaned so that any new oil leaking will mark the leaking area or spot when leak testing produces nothing. When no leaks are detected, a dye can be used to mark the leaking area.
Leaks are common to develop on joints where seals are present and where hose is crimped to solid tubing. I don't recommend leak sealer additive into the system.

Jul 15, 2015 | Renault Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

2002 Durango transmission sluggish when shifting from 1st to 2nd gear. I was told that the Transmission needs flushed and new Fluid added

Usually if the trans is acting up new fluid isn't going to change a thing, that's usually a ploy to get you to spend some money, just what I have seen.. Q: does the trans act up more or less when hot or cold, if there is a difference with temp then changing the fluid isn't going to help you, but that's my opinion, I been a dodge tech for 17 years but anything is possible with cars......

Jun 14, 2012 | 2002 Dodge Durango

1 Answer

AC doesn't seem to be going on. Fuses are fine. Could it be low coolant level?

yes it could be a low refrigerant level. the compressor have a safety shuttoff, when the refrigerant level is to low they will not come on. try adding a can or two of refrigerant to the low side port normally the low side will have a blue cap on it or a L. if this is the problem you will see the compressor clutch engage and start spinning.

May 03, 2011 | Mercedes-Benz C230 Cars & Trucks

1 Answer


a fault will show up on the diagnostic computer if faulty so he/she is waiting for the fault to develope before charging you for work....

Jul 29, 2010 | 2004 Kia Spectra

1 Answer

95 honda accord trying to recharge ac. will only take a about half a pound on a empty system any suggestions

run a vacuum pump on it prior to recharging. Chances are you're adding refrigerant to air. But more importantly, if you're adding refrigerant, you got a leak. It's useless to keep adding refrigerant without finding and repairing the leak, and not removing all air out of the system prior to adding refrigerant

Jul 11, 2010 | 1995 Honda Accord

2 Answers

Added freon to ac and car will not cool

Needs to be checked for a freon leak, best way to do this is to recharge and add dye, with a uv light you will be able to fine the leak, most auto parts sell the dye, and the flash light you will need to fine the leak, good luck.

Jul 08, 2010 | 1999 Oldsmobile Alero

1 Answer

I was told my nissan versa had no trans fluid in it

try having the transmission flushed to make sure all the wrong fluid is out and it should be fine

Apr 11, 2009 | 2008 Nissan Versa

1 Answer

Slow to take off after stopping.

if its just hesitating in that gear try adding some "Lucas brand transmission additive" to it. I've seen that stuff perform miracles

Nov 30, 2008 | 1992 Isuzu Rodeo

1 Answer

2004 town and country platinum series does not start everytime

Try adding an extra earth lead from your battery to the engine block

Mar 26, 2017 | 2004 Chrysler Town & Country

Not finding what you are looking for?
1995 Nissan Maxima Logo

142 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Nissan Experts


Level 3 Expert

77202 Answers

Phil Lovisek
Phil Lovisek

Level 3 Expert

726 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22265 Answers

Are you a Nissan Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides