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Ac leaks won't hold charge more than one day.put can of sealer in but it did'nt help.could it be the o-rings.if so how to repair it.

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I use a green die to locate the leak in an A/C circuit , not a stop leak sealer..

Yes , the most likely culpriet is an O-ring gone bad.

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