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    Ethan
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    Hello,

    I believe my 2003 Chevy Malibu has an A/C leak that needs to be found. Last year I put refridgerant in and the A/C immediately started getting cold. This worked for some time and then over the winter months I believe it has leaked out. Could be a simple fix. I’m curious how I need to go about finding the leak as simply as possible? I assume put dye into the system. Could you suggest a good product for doing this? Steps I can take to do this would be great!

    Thank you!

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    Richard Kirshy
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    A AC leak kit is pretty inexpensive (under $30.00 )
    https://www.amazon.com/FJC-4910-Universal-Fluorescent-Detection/dp/B002AII980
    You may want to clean the AC components if there is excessive dirt, grease or oil build up to make viewing easier.

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    Ethan
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    Thank you.

    What’s the best way to inject the dye if I’m using a recharge can of R134a from an auto store?

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    Richard Kirshy
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    The only way I’ve every used leak dye is to use a manifold set to get the dye into the system.

    There are other methods.

    Also a Freon sniffer can locate a leak

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