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Q: AC leak.

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I have a leak in my car's AC.

The two most common leaks on these vehicles are the A/C condenser in front of the radiator and the A/C compressor leaking from the front seal. Before anything else I would recommend having the system checked for leaks by a certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, to verify any leaks or problems before repairs are quoted. The system may have more than one leak or problem.

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