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Think the a/c has a leak. Put botttles of freon

Think the a/c has a leak. Put botttles of freon in but 5 minutes later it is not blowing cold air. It will blow cold air right after putting freon in but just dies off and its just alittle cool. This happens with the car at idle and going down the high way

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Deifinitely leaking...most likely spot is the condenser and accumulator..could also be at the compressor.

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Call the better Business bureau if you are in the states. if they havent fixed your system thats a huge issue at this point and you have rights.
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