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AC Gas Leak and Smell - Condenser or Evaporator ?


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#1 OFFLINE   taal2020

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 07:52 AM

Hi, 

 

The gas in my ac tends to leak and finish quickly (within 2 months), accompanied by bad smell. I have been told this is most likely due to the AC cooler leak. 

 

Would this be the condenser or the evaporator ? Has anyone else faced this problem ?  









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#2 OFFLINE   omar302

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 08:33 AM

It would be the evaporator, that is inside the vehicle behind the dashboard. The complete dashboard will need to be removed to change the evaporator.

OEM part only comes as a complete assembly, about $380. Evaporator only you can go aftermarket about $60-$80. But because you have to remove complete dashboard, I would highly recommend OEM to make sure you don't need to replace anything else soon.
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#3 OFFLINE   taal2020

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 02:53 AM

It would be the evaporator, that is inside the vehicle behind the dashboard. The complete dashboard will need to be removed to change the evaporator.

OEM part only comes as a complete assembly, about $380. Evaporator only you can go aftermarket about $60-$80. But because you have to remove complete dashboard, I would highly recommend OEM to make sure you don't need to replace anything else soon.

 

 

Thanks and appreciate the detailed explanation. The mechanic did mention that it would take 2 days to remove and fix the evaporator/cooler, and they have to remove the entire dashboard. 



#4 OFFLINE   omar302

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 03:02 AM

I just noticed you're from Oman. For your information, the dealer here in Qatar charged me about QAR 3,200/- (~330 Omani Riyals) for the complete job with OEM evaporator assembly. (that was for my older 2011 MKX)

 

Also, if your going ahead with the job, it would be a good time to change the Spark Plugs & PCV valve as the intake manifold was removed during replacement on my old car.


Edited by omar302, 08 April 2018 - 03:08 AM.

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