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1998 Sable A/C replaced by mechanic, still doesn't work. He says the may be a leak in the lines. Is there a way to test the lines. Where can I get a diagram of the a/c system?

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If you or your "mechanic" suspect a leak than there are leak dies made for a/c systems. The die is added to the system, the system is charged and a special U/V die light is used to find the leak.

There are also tools called "sniffers". you will point the tool around the a/c system. When it detects a leak it will start to beep.

Any shop that deals with a/c systems should have these two items.

Posted on Feb 09, 2012


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You had a compressor failure

Now you have a big job ahead of you

You will have to install a new compressor

Remove & Flush all hose assy's

Remove & flush the condensor

Replace the drier or accumulator

Flush the evaporator in place

Put new oil in all components in the correct amounts

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