1999 Dodge Dakota • 93,000 miles
I replaced the heater core successfully with only heat coming out now instead of coolant and steam/smoke. Now I have noticed my A/C isn't making the air cold. I refilled the refrigerant and it became cold for a little while. About a week after I turned on the air and it was not cold. I did not mess with the A/C at all throughout the heater core replacement. There was a part to the right of the heater core that had the same radiator style. I believe it was the AC evaporator and I know I played with that a little. (Rookie mistake for the actual heater core) I think it may be a leak since it stayed cold for a few days. If anyone could answer this for me, please don't be hesitant. Tired of sweating my ass off!
October 18, 2011.
October 18, 2011.
You will have to get the pressures check and a leak check done, if you disturbed the pipes you may have a leak form a damaged seal, a leak check can find if any of the seals are leaking, I would get this done first.
This will depend on a few things, but normally they add a small charge of refrigerant with a leak detector dye, send you away for a day or so and then re check with a UV light, this shows up the dye stain, they can also try and check it on the spot if the leak appears bad, cost will be sub$50 I feel, but get a price first.
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