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Leaking freon somewhere have to have it charged at least twice a year

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Try HVACR additive/sealant and remind tech it is illegal to just charge a system if it is loseing more than 15% of total chare during the cours of a year

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How do I replace the freon in my portable A/C unit?


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My a/c needs a charge every year, but when i take it in to the dealer/local mechanic, they always find no leaks...Why?


you got a leak somewhere a bad o-ring,cap leaking,condenser leak.They are not going to find it if they fix it they lose all that money but you have to have a leak freon doesnt just go away.

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Thanks for choosing FixYa and welcome. You may have a freon leak somewhere in the system. If the freon level is correct, you may have a bad AC compressor.

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My AC wont blow cold. As soon as I put freon in it, it blows cold for about an hour, then hot again. My friend told me that the orifice tube in his car needed to be replaced because it was convertine the...


Sounds like you might have a leak. If you charge the system and works for a time ,(hour, week, year) and then quits it sounds like perhaps the freon is leaking out somewhere. Freon does not ever get converted to air. Freon is in several states of existance while it is in your system. It is a high presure liquid, high presure gas, low presure liquid, and a low presure gas, but it is still always freon.
The valve your friend is talking about is called an expansion valve. What it does is to take the high presure "liquid" freon and allows it to pass into a low presure zone called an evaporator at a regulated rate. When you take freon at a liquid state high presure condition and expose it to a low presure environment it "evaporates" ( thus the name evaporator) and it gets very cold when it does this. This is where the cold air you feel coming out of the vents is made.
But the freon is in an enclosed system. By this, I mean it is never exposed to air, moisure (water), or anything else. I goes through all of these changes while inside this enclosed system.
Therefore, if the enclosed system is good then the amount of freon inside it will not change. If the amount of freon doesn't change then adding more will only make things worse.
I would suggest having the system checked with a hologen leak detector and/or system dye to find the leaks. Remember, if you have to add freon, then the freon that was there before must have escaped from somewhere.
Find a reputable shop to check the system for leaks. If it is leaking bad enough to run low in a hour it should be an easy to find leak.

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Everytime i get my ac charged in my 94 chevy 350 it quits working after 2 weeks. is it my compressor?


If it last 2 weeks and you can recharge it and it will work another 2 weeks it is a leak. Have the system checked for leaks. Your losing Freon somewhere.

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Air conditioner not blowing cold after recharge last year


david_simko: based on your description above, it definitely sounds like you have a leak somewhere in your A/C system. If you re-charged your A/C system last year, you should still have plenty of freon (R134-a) coolant in your A/C system. If you are familiar with how the A/C system works on your vehicle, there are two products you can use to help you identify leak in your A/C system. The first is a liquid that you inject into the system. This liquid will come out (in a solid color) in the area(s) of where the leak is accruing. The second device is a electronic freon sniffer. This is a small hand held device with about a 10" antenna on it. This device electronically "sniffs" for freon, and leads you to the area of where freon is leaking. Since you've stated that you re-charged your A/C system last year, and since has degraded from cold air, to warm and now hot air, you will have to (at minimum) partially recharge your A/C system to use one of the two leak detection methods I have mentioned above. PLEASE VOTE FOR THIS REPLY IF YOU HAVE FOUND THIS INFORMATION HELPFUL. Thank you.

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How much should it cost for an air conditioner charge-up? I have not had the freon replaced in 2 years


shouldn't be more than $125.00 If you need freon,you have a leak.They do not ever need charged unless the system leaks.Good Luck!!

May 05, 2009 | 2006 Saturn ION

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the charge of freon should last forever.It should never leak out or never go bad.You may have a very very small leak that needs a few pounds every few years.Having a hot year will cause it to leak a little faster . good luck to ya!

Aug 08, 2008 | Heating & Cooling

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