Tag Archives: Heating & Cooling

Pinpoint The Pinhole

Earlier this week I wrote about using fluorescent dye to find leaks in air conditioning systems. Sometimes dye doesn’t help and you have to use other methods, such as a leak detector, or just by looking carefully.

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A/C Dye Spill

A common way to find the source of an air conditioning refrigerant leak is to inject fluorescent dye into the system. Once dye is circulating in the system, if there is a leak the dye will also leak out, and … Continue reading

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Bend a Line, Cook an Engine

If you don’t know what it is, don’t drive over it. A Honda Odyssey came into the shop for a check engine light.

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HVAC System Replacement

It was bound to happen sooner or later. One of the least favorite jobs of a mechanic is anything involving the heater core or evaporator. It was my turn.

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How-To: 1997 Honda Civic A/C Evaporator Replacement

Earlier in the summer I fixed a leak in my air conditioning system, only to have it start leaking from the evaporator, which is the part by your blower motor that cools the air in the car. I could tell … Continue reading

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Features You’d Think All Cars Would Have

Over time, so many features that at one time were “luxury” items are now found on every car. Power steering, power locks, radios with Bluetooth and touch screens, cruise control, and the list goes on. Sometimes I run across a … Continue reading

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Chrysler Air Conditioning

Mechanics like to beat on engineers whenever their designs make it hard to work on. Sometimes it’s not their fault, but other times it just doesn’t make sense why things are the way they are. Whoever designed the air conditioning … Continue reading

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