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System will not hold coolant, there is a hissing sound coming from the lower belt driven unit, I think is is the clutch assembly. When I push in on the pulley and clutch assembly the hissing almost stops or changes sound. I am seeking information as to its nature, is this a normal bleed off or it the unit defective and what is an average cost to repair. Thanks

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  • Ken Bledsoe May 11, 2010

    You need a new compressor. And the ave bill is around 750 bucks.


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That unit you speak of is the compressor and compressor clutch if its leaking at a fitting on the compressor its not to expensive to fix but its comming from behind the clutch assy that it is the compressor shaft seal and may mean a new compressor. you can find rebuilt compressors for a couple hundred bucks. but the system will have to be serviced by a certified a/c tech because the system will need to be evacuated down to 29inches of vacume before any refrigerant can be added so to see if there is any other leaks and rid the system of all air and moisture.

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