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4-Runner: I have a 2005 4-Runner. I've been experiencing difficulty

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I have a 2005 4-Runner. I've been experiencing difficulty with the a/c unit for a couple of years. It blows warm air. I have taken it to several shops, including Toyota. Each time, they do a dye test and refill it with refrigerant. The cool air lasts just a couple of weeks. I read online wherein some people replaced the relay fuse - I did this too. Please help.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  camerontech replied 6 months ago.
hi there,im cam, a licenced diagnostic sounds like you have a leak.if you relay or fuse problem, it would not work at all or not for just "a couple of weeks".it works for a bit because the system is full, than eventually it runs low.since they have added dye, you will need a black flourescent light to detect where the leak is.if nothing is visible on the outside than there is a good chance that the evap core is leaking inside the dash, as there is no inspection panel to see if there is any dye coating on this.
Expert:  camerontech replied 6 months ago.
hi there,how did your repair go?please take a moment to rate me as it is important for my pagethanks and i appreciate positive ratings!let me know how you make out

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