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1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Question: air condition leak

 

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Visitor, 3.1L V6, Pasadena, TX, December 07, 2010, 21:40

all the sudden freon started flowing out of my a/c vents. itt looked like smoke. i thought it was a leak but the a/c still blows cold. and the vapors are still there, what could this be?

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    December 07, 2010, 21:47
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    Refrigerant cannot flow out of your A/C vents. The vapor is likely condensation. This would be due to moisture build up in the evaporator box, extreme humid conditions, or something else to do with moisture.

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    Visitor, December 07, 2010, 21:53

    well it sure smells like freon,and it looks like steam coming out when its on 1. or low. If i turn on tha heater it s worse, u still think its condensation?

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    DaveJHM, December 07, 2010, 23:07
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    Yes.

    Furthermore, refrigerant would not leak on demand; a pressurized system would leak continuously, not just when your AC was on.

    And yes, with heat, moisture would be more prevalent.

    I am sorry you disapprove of my answer. Perhaps more appropriate would be a first hand inspection by a qualified technician in your area.

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    mrtrans (see my shops), December 08, 2010, 11:45
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    It sounds like your heater-core is cracked. You should bring it by Mr. Transmission for a free inspection/diagnostic test. We are located off of Federal which is pretty close to Pasadena.

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