Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Shawnee, Kansas
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My A/C Sucks...
My A/C developed a leak last year. I just ignored it as it was the end of the summer. This spring I vac'd the system and recharged it and put in some stop leak hoping it would seal the small leak. The charge only lasted 2 days before the compressor was kicking off from low charge.
Problem 1: Charged it again and this time there was also red dye in the refrigerant but I could not find anywhere that indicated there was a leak. I looked at all of the oring connections, all over the condensor, compressor, etc. and couldn't find any dye. After 3 charges the leak is small enough that it now takes a week or so before it needs 6-8 oz's to top it off. I still don't know where the leak is, is there a common source of leaks on these trucks?
Problem 2: The A/C only blows 20-24 degrees below outside temp which is ok when it's 80 degrees out and the a/c blows 60 but when it's 100 outside and the a/c is blowing 80 it doesn't get close to cooling the cab down. What would make it not blow out 50-55 degrees when fully charged?
'00 PowerStroke 7.3 6-Speed CrewCab Short Bed 2WD--Purchased December '07--
Mods : 18x9 Moto Metal 958's w/265-65 Nitto's Terra Grapplers, Boost & Pyro Gauges, 7-Position DP-Tuner, DIY Intake, 4" Magnaflow Exhaust, South Bend Clutch, Sony 12" Sub/Enclosure, Kicker 750w Amp, '02 Headlights, Billet Grill,Tow Mirrors,
Coming Soon:Boost Controller, Leveling Kit, Tint