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Need some help here please. :57:

Have had this car since new, maintained well from my very mechanically inclined husband. Less than 43k miles and we are having this issue.


Mechanics we have been using for this car and our Isuzu space-cab for 7 years and we trust has done a system vacuum and the system was holding up to minus 30 pounds. What was found to be wrong was the high and low pressure valves leaking. They fixed them with new ones now 3 times in the past week. Each time losing the charge within 6 hours. Each time my husband leavers the mechanic everything is great, no leaks, until about 5-6 hours later when he can again see the little bubbles coming from the valves and the AC gets hot again.

Any suggestions would be great as we have 2 kids under 5 and this is the car I get to drive them around in here in hot humid Florida.

I would love to avoid bringing it in to the Dealer cause the AC is not covered and well...quite frankly can not afford it unless absolutely necessary.

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Wow, sorry to hear it. A/C is not optional in Florida right now. There's a leak someplace, that's for sure. If you've replaced valves three times now, then maybe it's something else? The problem is the leak could be almost anyplace.
 

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Well...I doubt it can be the valves again and again. So either the mechanic is screwing you over, or you have a leak somewhere else.

Why not have it charged with the freon that has the leak seal in it? It may not solve a huge leak, but seeing as how the AC lasts for 6 hours it cant be a big leak...
 

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You may have some particles of some type in the system that can keep the valves from closing properly. Another option is a heat related leak where a joint or joint component may be on the verge of failing & expansion from a heat source allows it to move enough to cause a leak occasionally.
 

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QUOTE (clubcar98 @ Aug 15 2010, 01:12 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=349437
Well...I doubt it can be the valves again and again. So either the mechanic is screwing you over, or you have a leak somewhere else.

Why not have it charged with the freon that has the leak seal in it? It may not solve a huge leak, but seeing as how the AC lasts for 6 hours it cant be a big leak...
LOL...ummm...I'll pass on that....


QUOTE (Alfons @ Aug 15 2010, 09:03 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=349467
You may have some particles of some type in the system that can keep the valves from closing properly. Another option is a heat related leak where a joint or joint component may be on the verge of failing & expansion from a heat source allows it to move enough to cause a leak occasionally.
Yeah.... I'm going to go to get it looked at and fixed at the Hyundai dealer. We were hoping it was just defective threads on the valves since it happens sometimes. We have only had to pay for the cost of the initial work which was only $100 and after that the other replacement valves and AC charges were free for us. I could let them do the job, but I'll just go with the dealer so everything is Hyundai parts and I have peace of mind.

Thanks.
 
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