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Q: Refrigerant leaking from AC

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Refrigerant is coming out of the AC vents.

A: It sounds like you have a leaking evaporato...

It sounds like you have a leaking evaporator core. The replacement involves partial or full dash removal. Since you say it’s coming from the vents, this may be dangerous. Long exposure to refrigerant can be harmful if inhaled for too long. I would recommend having a qualified mechanic locate and repair any coolant leaks that are occurring in your AC system as soon as possible.

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