Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Ac compressor leak

asked by on

Dye test revealed my A/C compressor has leak and got a compressor and accessories replacement costing around $1000. I dont have that money​ right now. I removed the fuse of A/C to keep it stop. If I use A/C seal leak products and then refill with refrigerants , will it work? will using a/c leak sealants cause additional problems to other A/C system parts? Seeking advice.

My car has 148000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A/C leak sealant is only good if you have a rubber seal that is dry and hard and a sealer that is designed to soften the seals. It may help, but in most cases it will not seal a compressor front seal. The sealer may cause other components to get restricted. If you want to try and drive on this, then it may cost you more in future repairs if it clogs anything. You may just get cold air for a while and not have any problems. If you end up deciding that you want to replace the AC compressor, a technician from YourMechanic can come to your home or office to perform this service.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Ac compressor leak

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: power steering not working, hydraulic fluid overflowing

Hello there. A few different faults can cause the power steering fluid to overflow. You are correct that a blockage of some sort could cause the system to overflow. The most likely cause would be either a blocked line, a...

Q: Clutch broken

When you say the mechanic says the clutch is going, this may mean your clutch is slipping. A slipping clutch will only start doing so when you are accelerating or putting extra loads on the transmission. The more the vehicle...

Q: 2007 dodge magnum 2.7 185 k miles , sometimes shuts off while at a red might light a stop sign or even traffic if my car idles for

Claimed by Jeff Engstrom

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.