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I have a Kia Sportage 2007. The ac has been giving trouble…

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Hi. I have a Kia Sportage 2007. The ac has been giving trouble for awhile. Over the years, I bought a new pump and it worked for sometime. Then it went bad again. I was told it needed a new evaporator. I bought that, it worked for awhile then it stopped. The mechanic checked a dew times well and has been unable to find the leak? Do you have any suggestions?
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Kia Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician  replied 8 months ago
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Kia Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician  replied 8 months ago

do you happen to know the pressures while the a/c is on?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
No. I will have to ask the mechanic. However, it appears that the pressure is normal.
Kia Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician  replied 8 months ago

that would be the first step to the diagnosis procedure, we need to know with compressor on what the gauges are reading and what the needles are doing

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Kia Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician  replied 8 months ago

hows it coming?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Still the same. Thanks for asking.
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I just wanted to know where are the possible areas it would leak. My mechanic has put in a new evaporator. He had to take down the entire dashboard for this. He used that particular substance ( not sure of the name) to check but still couldn't find the leak. It is a bit frustrating you know.
Kia Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician  replied 8 months ago

there is probably DYE in the system which he has a kit that will help identify it, and the leak could be anywhere really, thats where the dye comes in handy, that system shouldnt be to complicated to diagnose, I have seen the clamped high side lines give trouble

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
A red dye? That is what I think he used to identify the leak but he still hasnot found it. I will work for a few days that it will stop working.
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
then
Kia Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician  replied 8 months ago

I wish I could see what the pressure were before all of this that would help too

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