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Hello everyone, I have a 2008 XR with 58000 miles. My wife was complaining about the air conditioner not being cold about 3 weeks ago. Sure enough some cool air was coming out but not much and there was a hissing sound coming from the vents. I checked the A/C lines as well as I could and did not find any leaks(as if I could tell anyway). I purchased a can of A/C recharge and put in 1 pound as I didn't want to overcharge the system. 3 weeks later the A/C is still working fine and the hissing sound went away as well. We do use the A/C very often.
My question is-- Should a 2008 vehicle need a A/C recharge already?
 

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It's possible that it could have a small leak, when you have the dealer or local shop do an AC recharge they usually put a ultraviolet dye in the system and then look for the leak with a black light ot whatever. You leak could be small enough that it takes a while to leak a significant amount of refridgerant out.
 

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When you put in the refrigerant; did you happen to buy a can with oil in to recondition the seals? This could have helped your minor leak
 

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AA/78U said:
When you put in the refrigerant; did you happen to buy a can with oil in to recondition the seals? This could have helped your minor leak
exactly :thumb:
 

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AA/78U said:
When you put in the refrigerant; did you happen to buy a can with oil in to recondition the seals? This could have helped your minor leak
Yes I did. I'm keeping my fingers crossed, especially now. We live in the Chicago area and are in the 95 degree range.
6sixathome, thanks for the input. I guess that will be my next step if this fails.
 

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You might have an evaporator leak. If you do, it requires the entire dashboard to be removed, and it's expensive.
 

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gig229 said:
You might have an evaporator leak. If you do, it requires the entire dashboard to be removed, and it's expensive.
Thanks gig229. Its been holding up so far and fall is around the corner. I have 1 more year left and this baby will be gone. Liked the vehicle a lot but we don't need a vehicle this big any longer.
 

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gig229 said:
You might have an evaporator leak. If you do, it requires the entire dashboard to be removed, and it's expensive.
Also I see on another post here of a green liquid that is leaking. I do not have any liquid leaking(except from the condensation).
 

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You may not see the leaking refrigerant from the evap core.

The bottom line is that you refrigerant was low in a sealed system so it leaked out.

The refrigerant system has a UV dye so it can be detected. Take it to an AC shop and have them check it out.
 
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