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AC Manifold Line Leak?

cmc on Thu June 11, 2009 7:23 PM User is offline

Year: 2001
Make: Ford
Model: Escape
Engine Size: 6 cyl
Refrigerant Type: r134

We have had the compressor, orifice tube, and accumulator/dryer replaced and all was well for a few days, took it back and they added some r134a and leak detector, and it did good for a little longer, then it started blowing warm air. I took it in today and they said the AC lines (both high & low) need to be replaced, they said with this vehicle you can't just replace the one that needs it you have to replace both. Does that sound right?

Thank you in advance.

Chick on Thu June 11, 2009 7:45 PM User is offlineView users profile

If they are talking about the manifold, yes, the suction and discharge line are together, but I would get a second opinion, or have them show whats leaking. Could just be the sealing surface, and new washers/O rings might be all you need, but if you can see the leak and it's in the hose, then the manifold assembly needs to be replaced.. Just odd on that year and model...Hope this helps..

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cmc on Mon June 15, 2009 3:37 AM User is offline

Thank you very much for your help & response. He did show me from above where it was leaking & I did see fluid leaking on the floor but I didn't get under the car to see it. This is the second place we have gone & the first place screwed me over pretty bad & I don't know of any better place to take it & not a lot of money to keep putting into this, so I guess I just spend the money & hope it's not another bad choice. Thank you again.

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