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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Question: Why does my a/c not hold a charge? How can I further solve my problem?

 

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BigRay99, 4.3L V6, Duson, LA, July 11, 2013, 15:15
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I had the a/c compressor drier orfice tube replace it worked for a few months but then began to lose the charge more quickly over a period of time. Now it will not hold a charge overnight. I had a shop put leak detector in the system no leaks. What else could it be HELP?

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    Real Auto Haus (111 Answers) , Westmont, IL - (630) 361-6756
    TristanReal July 11, 2013, 15:46
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    If it is loosing charge, then there's got to be a leak somewhere. I would use a dye to detect leaks, also check drain tube of your evaporator while using a black light. Your leak might be inside the HVAC housing reason its hard to find, if leaking could mix up with water and drain out in the hvac drain tube. A reputable auto repair shop should get you on the right track.

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    July 24, 2013, 08:08
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    Good answere RAH. Look at the rubber portions of the freon lines first, though. If they are oily for no reason, freon has broken down the rubber. Leak is SLOW but constant. Wrong oil was used, perhapse.

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    March 29, 2014, 21:36
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    I had the same problem and come to find out it was the high and low pressure fittings leaking. I replaced these two fittings and vacuumed out the system and it held at minus 30 . Added freon and been cool ever since!

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