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Old 09-18-2011, 09:57 AM
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Odd place for A/C leak?

So this past week, I thought my A/C started going out when I got nothing but warm air when on "A/C" or "MAX A/C". I was looking around for a possible leak when I felt cold air coming out from the area I have the arrow pointed to in the picture below. I pushed the spongy material around a little bit then suddenly the piping on the a/c accumulator got ice cold which told me it was working again. I felt the air inside, and sure enough it works again. I think I stopped the leak temporarily but i'm sure it'll come back in the future. First, where could the leak be coming from specifically, and second, where does that pipe lead to?

(Note: I had refrigerant lines, compressor and accumulator replaced at the end of summer in 2010 as well as a new belt 3 months ago)

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Old 09-18-2011, 01:42 PM
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Your arrow is pointing to the liquid line after the orifice tube and right before the evaporator. The spongy stuff is use like weather stripping to keep the cold air in and the hot air out of the evaporator and thus the cabin.
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Just the answer I was looking for thanks! And it did happen again just like I thought. Do you think it would be a good idea to pack down say, cotton balls in it to help plug the gaps closed, or what would be the right way to manage something like this?
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