The following procedure calls for the use of a tracer dye. Follow the A/C tracer dye manufacturers instructions.
After repairing the leak, clean the area that is covered with A/C tracer dye.
NOTECleaning the area will prevent a future technician from mistaking this residue as a current leak.
- When diagnosing an A/C leak on a vehicle that previously had tracer dye installed, thoroughly clean the suspected area and re-verify the leak prior to repairing.
After repairing the leak, evacuate and recharge the system.
NOTEDO NOT add additional A/C tracer dye when recharging the system. Flushing or changing the A/C oil is not necessary. Small amounts of the tracer dye will be found in the Recovery/Recycling tank if recovery is necessary.