> > Hi everyone
> > I have a 2000 Ford Focus with a slow leak on the
> > system. My dealer quoted $1,250 to replace the compressor,
> > and a bunch of other stuff as they cannot find the leak (
> even with
> > dye in the system ).
> > My local Autoparts store sells a kit that includes two
> canisters of
> > refrigerant + a canister of leak sealant that they claim has
> been very
> > successfull for cars like mine with a slow leak.
> > My problem is that I cannot finds the High and Low pressure
> > points in the air-conditioning lines. Both my other two cars
> > these valves easily identified at the top left of the engine
> > compartment, but I can't find them anywhere on the Focus,
> even though
> > I traced the hoses.
> > I have an aftermarket Haynes manual, but it is very vague
> and suggests
> > that AC problems should be sent to the dealer.
> > Does anyone know where to top up the refrigerant on a 2000
> Focus ?
> This a/c stop leak stuff is from what I understand abit like
> Radweld- a
> band-aid. It might work for the short term, but it'll end up
> causing more
> problems than you started with.
> Find another dealer or better still, an a/c specialist who
> leak. How about the compressor shaft seal- what miles are on
> the car??
I found them.....under the wheel well on the passenger side. I have
taken the car to a dealer and an air-conditioning specialist and they
both said that a slow leak is sometimes very hard to find......I
suppose if it’s behind the dash it may be very difficult to locate.
There are only 85,000 miles on the car but it is used for company
travel and will be sold early next year, so I’m reluctant to spend a
great deal of money on a car that I’m not going to keep, so I’m going
to try the leak-fix and see what happens.
Thanks to everyone who offered assistance locating the top-up points.
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