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Volvo C70 AC Evaporator May Leak

Volvo C70 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008

Average Mileage: 71,333 mi (23,000 mi - 112,000 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 23,000 mi

    air condition is not working

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 58,000 mi

    Car repair conducted leak test to diagnose. Leaking evaporator was identified. $3K to replace.

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