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Dodge Ram 1500 A/C Leak HELP!

07-19-2010, 10:42 PM
Hello all and thanks in advance. I have a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 quad cab.
318 Motor about 130,000 miles. A/C went out. I had it recharged with dye a couple times from a dealer buddy of mine but he can't find a leak anywhere under the hood. Says it has to be inside.
What are my options? Has anyone seen this? Is this comon on Dodge pickups?
If I recharge system A/c Gets cold works fine.
It only takes a couple of hours before it leaks down and is warm, warm, warm.
Any and all input welcome. My wife has Asma and I need to get it fixed ASAP and for as little $$$ as possible.

Chris Stewart
07-20-2010, 06:43 AM
The evaporator may be leaky.
Here's a pdf of a 2001 factory service manual. It loads/saves kinda slow but it's all there and I haven't had any problem with it.

07-22-2010, 02:40 AM
sounds like an evap, should be a pretty easy fix since you friend has automotive experience, takes about 2 hrs...

07-22-2010, 07:19 AM
Definitely evaporator leak-- Dodges are known for this-- good to know that the dash pull can be done in 2 hours-- book time is over 6 hours.....

Chris Stewart
07-22-2010, 10:31 PM
If flatrate shows 6 hours, it'll take me 3 days:smokin:

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