This is kind of curious so bare with me. Two days ago I realized that the AC was not as cool as usual. I figured it needed a recharge. The next day I take a trip to my sisters, which is about an hour away, with my AC on and my temp gauge goes up. I stop to check it and end up putting two and a half gallons of water in it. I figure, GREAT, I've got a leak in my radiator system somewhere. So I stock up on water and start the trek back home. I left the AC off so my motor didn't work any harder than it had to. Strangely enough, it never over heated. I checked it half way home and when I arrived home and it didn't lose a drop of water. Now, today I turn the AC on when I drove into town, a trip of about ten miles, and checked it when I got there. I put one half gallon of water in it. Apparently, I'm only losing anti-freeze while I'm running the AC. I've been looking for any leaks and/or suspicious pools of water but have revealed nothing so far. My mechanic says he can't look at it until next week and that sucks. So, any info available will be helpful, even better would be a site or some schematic of the AC/radiator system.
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anti freeze has nothing to do with air conditioning
shaking at speed is , tires, wheel alignment, suspension parts or balance and again is not related to air conditioning
working one day and not the next suggest a leak in the ac system and now the low pressure switch is not allowing the compressor to work
So to cover your problems
take the car to an accredited auto ac specialist shop and have it checked for leaks and gas
then take it to an accredited suspension for a thorough check of the front end , then have a wheel alignment done
Is it leaking water or Anti Freeze?
If it's Anti Freeze you can pull down the rug or floor mat to check, you should also smell the Anti Freeze. This means your heater core is leaking & has to be replaced, if it's not leaking bad you can try a sealer called Aluma seal (my spelling could be wrong),looks about the size of a roll of dimes, most auto stores have it.
If it's water, my guess is the AC condensation hose is blocked. Does it leak only when the AC is on? this hose runs outside, usually on the
passenger side behind the front wheel, when the AC is on & condensation builds up, you will see water coming out on the ground, this is normal, but if that hose is pinched or blocked the water could end up running onto your floor. Hope this helps.
Look closely around the water pump...this is usually the problem...not a difficult switch out...you might consider using the new all-vehicle anti-freeze when re-assembling...the dex-cool is harder on gaskets etc...hope this helps.
Hello! The heater core is partially blocked...I would suggest flushing the cooling system with the temperature control on high...NOTE...The type of anti-freeze used in your vehicle is DexCool...If another type is used it may damage the cooling system...To flush...Drain radiator...Fill with plain water...Run engine until thermostat opens...Turn engine off...Let cool then drain...Do this at least three times or until water drains clear...Install new thermostat...Refill with 50/50 DexCool...Leave the radiator cap off as engine warms...Allow all air bubbles to escape...Then install cap...
The down side of DexCool is electrolysis...Electrical current flowing in the cooling system which can cause the anti-freeze to "clump" blocking its flow...Periodic flushing eliminates the problem...
some different reasons.engines getting a little hot--.evaporation,small leak.small crack in a head, or radiator.check all hoses,to see if its leaking put something down park car on it let set over night, if its leaking youll see it.a tarp works well holds the fluid itll kill cats dogs they love anti freeze its sweet..