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Mazda RX-8 Air Conditioning System Leak Inspection Cost

Know what price you should pay to get your vehicle fixed.

Air Conditioning System Leak Inspection
The average cost for a Mazda RX-8 air conditioning system leak inspection is between $52 and $67. Labor costs are estimated between $52 and $67. Estimate does not include taxes and fees.
Note about price: The cost of this service or repair can vary by location, your vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Related repairs may also be needed. Talk with a RepairPal Certified shop to learn which repairs might be right for you.

How does an air conditioning leak happen?

This is a dreaded scenario and the first thing that comes to mind is dollar signs. This does not necessarily have to be the case. A/C systems may develop a leaky seal where one component connects to another, which can be fixed quickly, and recharged with refrigerant. To find out how severe a problem is, the technician will connect the air conditioning system to a specialized recover and vacuum machine, or a set of A/C test gauges. The readings will indicate if the refrigerant is charged (ull), and, if not, how large the leak he is searching for may be. This and other diagnostics tests are performed so you can understand why you A/C is not working, and decide whether to fix it, or not.

What are the symptoms of an air conditioning leak?

A/C refrigerant may slowly leak out of the system over days, weeks, or even years. Vehicle occupants may not realize there is a problem until the air conditioner does not produce the low temperatures they are accustomed to.

Can I drive with an air conditioning leak?

Driving a vehicle with a discharged A/C system will not cause further damage, however, over an extended time, other seals in the system can being to dry rot due to lack of lubrication from refrigerant and oil. In this situation, the repair will become very costly, as most of the system may need repair.

How often does the air conditioning system leak?

Air conditioner diagnostics are so common that many service shops are specialized in heating and A/C repair for motor vehicles. The chances of having the air conditioner serviced during a vehicle's lifetime is very high, but not typical before the 100,000-mile mark has been reached.