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Replaced compessor a few years ago. Makes no noise. freon leaked out last year so compressor won't turn on. was wondering of there are common issues with this leak in 1993 c3500

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There's a handful of reasons freon will leak and with time all cars usually do. Condensor, receiver/drier, compressor are just some of the more common ones.

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