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Air conditioner went out

Well like the title says my air conditioner went out. It has been out for a good while now I just thought is was a line that was leaking so I took it to a local shop a couple of times and they ran a dye through it to try to find a leak but nothing has been found and they think it may be the condenser or the compressor and it will be any where from $1000-1500 to fix it. Well I don't have that right now. So today I came across a sealer and thought I might give it a try but wanted a second opinion before I go and try anything.
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lol do like me and just roll the windows down
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DO NOT put it in. Anything that says leak sealer stay away from it dose not work and it will screw up the hole system. Dont belive me put it in. And you will spend twice that much. If you cant tell I am still ticed off about that.

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Bad experience?
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I can second the last post. I put that crap in mine & it was the worst thing I could have done.
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Bad experience?
you could say that.

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Another one you don't want to use is the can with a oil charge included... They will eventually over charge thesystem with too much oil and it won't cool... Just get straight R-134A froen no oil charge...

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Its funny because when I put that leakfilling refrigerant in a 92 Cadillac Deville I used to have it actually worked, but not in my truck.
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can you hear a screaching sound from the compressor? if the lock up is siezed or foobared then you wont get a/c. unless you hit something then the condensor being damaged sounds unlikely. I want to say its the compressor, but the problem could be that the clutch isn't engaging. which would most likely be an electrical problem, or the clutch is fried and would give you a loud screach
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I hear that you get better results when you add R-134A when the outside temp is at least 80 if
you do add more at some point. I also have a slow leek they cant find. My truck will blow
cold air for one summer and then needs a recharge by the next hot season.
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