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Old 01-18-2008, 07:37 PM   #1
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I've been battling a water leak on the driver's floorboard (same as some others) and was on the roof today resealing the seems. It just so happened that I was reading my manual the other night regarding ride height when I came across a section that said you should tighten the four bolts on your A/C twice a year to prevent leaks.

I've never thought about it or tightened them until today. I was surprised to see that the front unit was only finger tight. I tightened all four bolts (3/8") until I could feel the foam seal squish down.

The rear was almost as loose.

This wasn't the cause of my water leak, but I thought it might be of interest to others.
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Old 01-18-2008, 07:37 PM   #2
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I've been battling a water leak on the driver's floorboard (same as some others) and was on the roof today resealing the seems. It just so happened that I was reading my manual the other night regarding ride height when I came across a section that said you should tighten the four bolts on your A/C twice a year to prevent leaks.

I've never thought about it or tightened them until today. I was surprised to see that the front unit was only finger tight. I tightened all four bolts (3/8") until I could feel the foam seal squish down.

The rear was almost as loose.

This wasn't the cause of my water leak, but I thought it might be of interest to others.
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Old 01-18-2008, 08:09 PM   #3
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Don,
We had that same problem with the rear A/C on our Pace Arrow, but after I added some Permatex Threadlocker Blue to the bolts the problem went away.

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Old 01-19-2008, 08:28 AM   #4
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Good advice Don, guess I had better go up there & check out my bolts.
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Old 01-19-2008, 09:19 AM   #5
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Actually its done from inside. Remove the cover and you will find the four bolts holding it to the roof. They bolt through and compress a gasket on top of the roof. Basically just pulls two parts together and causes compression fit..Don't tighten too much as the tightening can be done about 4 times before the gasket needs to be replaced.
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Old 01-19-2008, 10:11 AM   #6
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Good job guys (gals?)! I was reading this aloud and you got Rick up and out of his swivel/rocker/recliner and he's pulled the vents off, cleaning the filters, and I know he's going to check the bolts.

I better remind him that he was going to check the central vacuum system also...
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