I have owned this mini van since 75000 miles. When I bought it I noticed it had a reman compressor. It wasn't too long before that died. I replaced it with a new compressor. Being cheap, I flushed out the system, and did not replace the condenser. I did replace the drier, the o-rings, and the expansion valve. I evacuated the system, and enjoyed the cool. However I did not find the leak, and after some time, I had to add refrigerant on a monthly basis. I never could see a leak using UV Dye. My question is where are these vans prone to leaking? Should I have changed the evaporator? Does this entail complete removal of the dash? Where is the back evap? Does it usually leak? I have just purchased another round of parts, and am ready to sacrifice another weekend, but I really do not want to do this again. This time I have bought the following:
NEW CONDENSER MAIN
NEW CONDENSER SUPPLIMENTAL (REAR AIR)
Is it likely that I should do the rear evap and expansion valve too?
What could a repair like this possibly cost at a shop?
I had to take the whole front of the van apart to do this the first time.
Thanks for any advice that you can offer.
have the same problem?
Saturday, December 13th, 2008 AT 8:56 PM