Bonneville, LeSabre, Park Avenue 2000-2005

Testing The System

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Leak Testing



Halogen Leak Detector

CAUTION
Do not operate the detector in a combustible atmosphere since its sensor operates at high temperatures or personal injury and/or damage to the equipment may result.



Ensure that the vehicle has at least 0.45 kg (1 lb) of refrigerant in the A/C refrigeration system in order to perform a leak test.
 


NOTE
Halogen leak detectors are sensitive to windshield washing solutions, many solvents and cleaners, and some adhesives used in the vehicle.



Clean and dry all surfaces in order to prevent a false warning. Liquids will damage the detector.
 
Follow a continuous path in order to ensure that you will not miss any possible leaks. Test all areas of the system for leaks.
 
Follow the instructions supplied with the Halogen Leak Detector J 39400-A.
 

Refrigerant Leak Testing

NOTE
General Motors vehicles are now manufactured with fluorescent dye installed directly into the A/C system.



The fluorescent dye mixes and flows with the PAG oil throughout the refrigerant system.
 
Verifying some passive leaks may require using the Halogen Leak Detector J 39400-A, even though the A/C system contains fluorescent dye.
 
The only time that adding additional fluorescent dye is required is after flushing the A/C system.
 

 
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