AC Evaporator May Leak on Volvo C70

A refrigerant leak may develop from the AC evaporator causing the AC to blow warm air. Verifying failure of this component is difficult. A good shop will use leak detection dye to verify a failing evaporator.

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Average mileage: 78,285 (23,000–120,000)
9 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008
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2007 Volvo C70 100,000 mi,
AC runs for anywhere from 2 minutes to 10 minutes and possibly longer. The hotter it is outside the shorter it runs. Then it blows swampy warm air.
2008 Volvo C70 67,000 mi,
2008 Volvo C70 Evaporator leak. Cost to repair ~$1000. AC recharge is only about $60, so I may let it slide for a while.
2008 Volvo C70 23,000 mi,
air condition is not working
2001 Volvo C70 112,000 mi,
The repair shop had to recharge the system to find the leak, even after the system earlier had been injected with a dye. They quoted a $1500 charge to fix. with $1,350 of the charge for labor. Have not decided wether it is worth it to fix.
2001 Volvo C70 58,000 mi,
Car repair conducted leak test to diagnose. Leaking evaporator was identified. $3K to replace.