AC Not Cold Due To Evaporator leak on Volvo 850

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The AC evaporator can develop a leak resulting in insufficient AC cooling. Our technicians recommend when replacing the evaporator, have a pollen filter kit installed to help with air quality in the cabin.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 148,571 (103,000–180,000)
5 model years affected: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, more1997
14 people reported this problem
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It's leaking, but I'm not going to fix it until next summer.
- update - I traded in the car and never fixed it. Over 7 hours of labor + parts makes this a very expensive repair!
I've had everything replaced on heat/AC but it still doesn't stay on. The blower motor, blower motor resistor, AC control head module, etc.
losing freon.... it slowly leaks out. I hear that repairing the evaporator is extremely expensive.