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ive recharged my truck pently of times like every three months or so but ive looked for leaks all under the hood and nothing. ive got a buddy that has a 1500 ram an he took it in an they said it was leakin from under the dash. anyone have any experance with this an i heard it was a lot of:$: to take out the dash and than it would cost more :$: to fix the leak :thud:
 
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For some reason, the evaporator core leaks in the Dodge Rams. I'm about the look at mine for the third time. I have done this job twice before. Its not too bad, just a bit scary if you've never done it before. I have pics of the process, if you are interested. If I do this again, I'll add to my pictures.
 

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:agree2:........evaporator core.
Probably wasn't a good idea, but I just put some leak sealer in mine. It fixed the leak, but now my AC will stick on sometimes even after I put it back on vent only :thud:.
 

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try not to used leak sealer it will mess up your system and any recovery system that you use - but i agree it's probably the evap core
 

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Dodge AC sucks - why dont they just use a good evap core and not have their customers deal with this issue all the time.
 

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I have to replace mine as well. A friend of mine who's going to do it is a Cummins tech and he says the main reason these cores rot out is from crud getting in the outside vents between the windshield and the hood. The main culprit he's seen is the acidity in pine needles. He told me the vent filter kit that Geno's Garage sells helps quite a bit.
 

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For some reason, the evaporator core leaks in the Dodge Rams. I'm about the look at mine for the third time. I have done this job twice before. Its not too bad, just a bit scary if you've never done it before. I have pics of the process, if you are interested. If I do this again, I'll add to my pictures.
yes please id like to see pics to see what it would take to do this job
 

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Like mine is a slow leaker too... By the winter time it wil be low on freon again... But I charge it up every spring time and it will hold through the summer...

But I would love to see pics of this repair too...:thumbsup
 

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For the in-experienced it'll take probably 1 to 1.5 days from start to finish. There's lots of little nuts and bolts that are hidden and are a PITA to get at. My truck only holds a charge for about a month or so.

good luck with the repair
 
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:agree2:........evaporator core.
Probably wasn't a good idea, but I just put some leak sealer in mine. It fixed the leak, but now my AC will stick on sometimes even after I put it back on vent only :thud:.
Leak sealer in the A/C shouldn't affect the switching from AC to vent. The switching is a vacuum operation.

However, any comments bad or good on the leak sealer? Does the system work as it should other than the vent switching? I may look into this, as I'm not really up for swapping another evap core, and I don't have time, even if I wanted to do it in the summer heat.
 
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