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We have 2002 L100. The AC stop producing cool air, had tubing changed due to what we were told was a leak. Now it won't hold coolant for more than a week then it stops producing cool air again.

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Sounds like you still have a leak in the system. R134 is hard to find a leak. The best way is to service the system and add dye operate the system then check complete system with black light wearing the special glasses that comes with the black light

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