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Old June 4th, 2020, 06:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My A/C confounds my mechanic.

Hello all! I wanted to get some opinions from other 4G Eclipse owners about an issue I've had with my A/C for the last couple of years. I have a 2007 GT 6 speed with 160,000 miles and the air conditioning on the car is constantly in a state of dying. I have had multiple leaks, first at the condenser, then in the high pressure line, and now, my mechanic can not figure out where. Last time my car went in, they were only able to recover 3/4 of the refrigerant from the system after having redone it 2 weeks prior. The system is also overcharging itself over time. This leads my mechanic to believe that the system is sucking in air and they want to reseal the whole system. I've already paid for 2 repairs and they've had to warranty the work 4 times and they can not figure out what is actually wrong. They are not detecting any dye after that last repair. Has anyone experienced this kind of issue before? Have you gotten your A/C fixed?
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Old June 4th, 2020, 07:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My AC has not really ever worked and I’ve had the car 5 years now, always leaks somewhere, got the leaks and seals fixed one time and recharged and then it broke a few months later and didn’t work again when I tried it the next summer, refilled again and it was all leaking out again within a day, sucks
Seems the condenser and desiccant bag are the top leak spots, and I think you have to pull the bumper to get at them
Decided on the cost, I just live without AC, other than that the car is very reliable, only things wrong with it are the AC leak, and an Evan system leak due to a hole on top of the gas tank
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My A/C only worked the first year that I owned the car, never really used it. Didn't bother me, it's a convertible so I just put the top down.
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This is my first comment i hope I'm doing it right, but yes my ac is the same I've taken it to the mechanic hes replaced like 3 things now, some kind of sealant that's suppose to find leaks, gaskets and something else and it still doesn't work, it will work about a week after they recharge the coolant then nothing, I live in florida so it sucks, he said he will try replacing the lines next whatever that is but I'm wondering if it's for not?
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This is my first comment i hope I'm doing it right, but yes my ac is the same I've taken it to the mechanic hes replaced like 3 things now, some kind of sealant that's suppose to find leaks, gaskets and something else and it still doesn't work, it will work about a week after they recharge the coolant then nothing, I live in florida so it sucks, he said he will try replacing the lines next whatever that is but I'm wondering if it's for not?
It's such a hard call to make. That's been what my mechanic has been saying, guess after guess unsure where the actual leak is. I've done condenser twice and pressure lines twice.

Honestly, our systems may just need to be fully rebuilt.
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On Pro-Demand there a post where it tells you how to check the evaporator for clogging and solving some other issues.I don't have it in front on me but it's something about If the foam on the evaporator extends to far your supposed to cut it so it doesn't cover some ports and leaves can collect in there. I parked my car under a tree with really small leaves and I have a similar AC problem. The job is rated at 4.5 labor hours just to get to the evaporator and that's for a full equipped shop plus the instructions on cutting the foam and clearing it so I haven't had time to even attempt it plus I have some small condensor leaks. After I replaced any leaking parts, checked the evaporator, I don't have a evacuation and recharge machine to refill it with the correct amount of refrigerant. I would have to wait until this Covid pandemic is over to use the one at school.
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