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Mac 09-20-2010 07:45 PM

Leaking Evaporator Core?
Hey guys,
I've had a leak in my a/c for a while now, bad enough that I won't put in any more cans of refridge. I took it to Car-X and they couldn't find it (although they did replace one of the steel lines that didn't need replacement :smiledown:). When I called they said it's possible that it's the evap core and that I should be able to see the dye but I'm not sure where to look. anyone know where I might see the dye?
Many thanks,

RamTech 09-20-2010 07:48 PM

You won't always see dye in from the condensation drain if the evap core is bad. You need to look for another shop that knows what they're doing.

Mac 09-20-2010 09:05 PM

I'm thinking it's gotta' be the evap core. I've put loads of dye refridgerant in it and can't see dye anywhere. From what I understand it's near imposible to get to the core. Anyone ever use this sealer?
Might be worth a try.

Toms Blue Ram 1500 09-20-2010 10:37 PM

I wouldn't recommend it . It's just better to man up , bit the bullet and fix it correctly . While your there do your heater core also . This generation Ram was notorious for leaking heater cores and evaporators . I've replaced the heater core in mine already and now I believe I have a leaking evaporator . When I do the evaporator , I will replace the core again . If your mecnanically challenged I would recommend finding someone who has done dash work and not afraid to tackle this . It's alot of work and you want to make sure whoever does it does a good job for ya . Another thing that will be a concern will be the dash itself . Again with this generation Ram , The dashes are prone to crack and fall apart . So be prepared .

Mac 09-21-2010 08:11 AM

Thanks Tom, that was one of my concerns. My dash has a couple of very fine cracks that I'd rather not make very large cracks. Good advice on the heater core.

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