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Something busted today =/

So today I go to leave work and after pulling about 10 ft. out, I hear a pop and, what looks like steam starts blowing out of the passenger front side/under the truck area.
Normally I would say it looked like a radiator hose or something coolant related.
Except for the fact the truck hasn't even gotten up to normal temperature.
After I pulled over I popped the hood and looked under the truck. I noticed a green liquid dripping all over. Again, I think coolant but it's BRIGHT green. Like neon green.
I drove it home (2 miles) and of course it didn't overheat or anything. Yes it's hot here (near New Orleans) but again it's 2 miles.
I am thinking it is A/C related. Did Ford maybe add a dye to the stock A/C system? The A/C still worked but it was still dripping by the time I got home so there is still something in the system.
I am bringing it in tomorrow for Ford to check it out.
Funny thing is I was almost ready to order a tune/dpf delete until this happened.
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The a/c has green dye in the oil to help find leaks. The compressor and all the lines are on the passenger side, is it leaking near the front or back of the engine?

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Mostly the front but did start dripping towards the back also. May have just been running down the lines though.


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There is a line near the battery tray that connects the compressor to the condenser, the condenser is up front with the radiator and CAC. And the compressor is at the front of the motor near the bottom. You should be able to look and see which one is leaking.

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I'll let everyone know once Ford is finished with it.


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I had this happen to mine sitting in the driveway. Turns out a 50 cent gasket/seal blew and dumped my a/c fluid all over the drive. The dealer replaced the seal and recharged the system. Now its better than ever. The a/c was one of my gripes about the 6.4 but it cools much better now.
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I had this happen to mine sitting in the driveway. Turns out a 50 cent gasket/seal blew and dumped my a/c fluid all over the drive. The dealer replaced the seal and recharged the system. Now its better than ever. The a/c was one of my gripes about the 6.4 but it cools much better now.
I hope that's it. I heard the pop sound 2 days ago as soon as I pulled off but it immediately went away.
This time it blew a cloud and wouldn't stop.
I hope it gets better because the A/C is **** compared to my shelby or the wifes lexus which both run the newer freon.


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I hope that's it. I heard the pop sound 2 days ago as soon as I pulled off but it immediately went away.
This time it blew a cloud and wouldn't stop.
I hope it gets better because the A/C is **** compared to my shelby or the wifes lexus which both run the newer freon.
So its not just me that thinks that. pheewww

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yeah, my wife's Maxima has better a/c. Might be a reason to get a 6.7 someday...
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