What to do if your air conditioner is leaking dye?

What to do if your air conditioner is leaking dye?

Since refrigerant cannot get out of the system on its own, it must be leaving through a hole somewhere. In order to repair the air conditioner, you will need to find the leak by injecting ultraviolet dye into your AC system. Follow the air conditioning hoses to the low side air conditioning fitting. Unscrew the cap.

How to find AC leaks ( UV dye ) in your car?

I show you how to use UV dye in the refrigerant so that you can spot where the leak is and fix the problem. The R134a refrigerant system should be a sealed system with no leaks, but in this case the air conditioning compressor was leaking. Become a ChrisFix Subscriber→ http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c…

How does dye based Freon leak down test work?

Definition: A dye based air conditioning leak-down test uses a colored dye to find freon leaks in your air conditioning system. Using this test, a colored dye is injected into the a/c system which will be visible under UV (ultra-violet) light at the point of a leak anywhere in the system.

How to inject the dye into the air conditioner?

1 Follow the air conditioning hoses to the low side air conditioning fitting. Unscrew the cap. 2 Attach the tube that is connected to the dye canister to the Schrader valve that was exposed when you unscrewed the “L” cap. 3 Unscrew the bottom of the dye canister to allow dye to flow into the system.

Can you use dye on an A / C system?

But the vacuum itself is really almost no help in finding the leak. Regarding dye, I know that people swear by it, and certainly there’s no reason not to use refrigerant oil with dye in it when you’re servicing an A/C system, but I’ve never found it to be the panacea that other folks do.

What can I use to seal a car a / C Leak?

Will AC Pro Seal Leaks? A/C Pro® Super Seal is used to repair metal leaks and seal rubber leaks in car A/C systems. Included in this kit are a 3oz can with 1.5oz of R-134a and 1.5oz of additives and a dispensing hose.

What can I use to test my a / C system for leaks?

If the leak is smaller and the pressure drops over minutes or hours, you use an engineered soap solution such as “Big Blu” and look for bubbles. For the tiniest leaks, using a gas mix of CO 2 and Argon is better than nitrogen, as you can then use a chemical sniffer to detect the argon.