1995 Chevy Tahoe air conditioner isn't cool

Tiny
TOWPARTSGIRL
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  • 1995 CHEVROLET TAHOE
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 14,400 MILES
We added freon to the air conditioner on my Tahoe but I think it is leaking somewhere probably on a hose or fitting. Is there an easy way to find the leak so I can pinpoint it and repair it without having to keep replacing things and ending up spending so much? I have heard there something that has a bright color that you an add that will show the leak. I can't seem to find it at the auto parts stores and the employees there look at me like I have a scew loose. Please help :) Thank you
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Sunday, November 16th, 2008 AT 12:08 AM

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Tiny
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One of two basic ways to do this.

1.) Charge the system with refrigerant containing a tracer dye, then use an ultraviolet lamp to find the dye at the leak point.

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2.) Use an electronic leak detector, commonly called a 'sniffer' to find the leak.
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Sunday, November 16th, 2008 AT 12:28 AM

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