ION 2006-2007

Leak Testing

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Fluorescent Dye Leak Detection



  1. Fluorescent dye will assist in locating any leaks in the A/C system.
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  3. Leaks in the A/C system will be indicated in a light green or yellow color when using the leak detection lamp.
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  5. Use the leak detection lamp to check for leaks at seals, fittings and A/C components.
    NOTE
    Before using the florescent leak detector for the first time, read and follow the manufacturer's instructions.

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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.

  1. Ensure that the vehicle has at least 0.41 kg (0.9 lb) of refrigerant in the A/C refrigeration system in order to perform a leak test.
    NOTE
    Halogen leak detectors are sensitive to the, solvents, washer fluid and some adhesives used in the car.

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  3. Clean and dry all surfaces in order to prevent a false warning. Liquids will damage the detector. Important: Follow a continuous path in order to ensure that you will not miss any possible leaks. Test all areas of the system for leaks.
    NOTE
    Before using the halogen leak detector for the first time, read and follow the manufacturer's instructions.

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