I have a mystery ac freon leak on 2000 Chrysler T&C.

Asked by Sep 13, 2016 at 03:31 PM about the 2000 Chrysler Town & Country LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a low mileage 101K miles 2000T&C van that has a mystery freon leak.
It leaks out in one day.  I had previously installed freon  with red dye in it  and it is really a red mess BUT there is NO sign of it anywhere though there is now NO pressure at all in the system.
I checked inside the evaporators in front and rear,  AC lines to rear unit, everything under the hood including compressor,  condenser and  expansion valve,.  NO red anywhere.
HELP!!

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78,115

You know you can only see that dye with a black light. If you dyed the system and it looses gas that fast it will show, but like most of them it won't be in an easy spot to locate.

31,505

Take it to an A/C specialist, if it leaks out in 1 day it will be very easy to spot the leak.

dye is the older bright, bright red visual to naked eye. I have 50 years experience in aurto repair including AC repair. telling me to "take it to a specialist " isn't answering the question. sorry!

78,115

Some of that old stuff was not compatible with 134A, it was too heavy too be circulated through the system, I found that out when I started retrofitting old R12 systems to 134A , the old dyes didn't work. but you can bet it is going to be in the most troublesome place to get too.

The red dye came in the 134A can.

I REALLY, really do know what I'm doing guys.

78,115

When push comes to shove you start tearing it down until you find it, my guess would be it's in the HVAC box just cause it is the hardest to get too.

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