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Old 08-17-2009, 09:10 AM   #1
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Dash Air out of gas

My dealer tells me my dash air stopped working due to not having any of the coolant/gas left in the system. I am not sure what they call it these days. They did not find any leaks, thus my extended warranty will not cover it. Anyone have ideas of how the gas could escape without having a leak somewhere. Would/could the leak seal itself?
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If the refrigerant gone....you have a leak. It does not just disappear. Sounds that the dealer needs to get someone and the equipment to find a small leak.

One place that is pretty common for leaks is the evaporator core and it is not the easiest thing to check.

I'd go back and tell him to find the leak...no leak is not the answer.

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Old 08-18-2009, 02:29 PM   #3
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Mine ran out of gas also and they charged it and then found the leak in the condensor. It was replaced to the tune of 1400.00 and now works fine.............so far :(
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I don't have a Workhorse chassis, but had the same problem. Originally they just charged the system. 2 months later I was in for warranty work and they found the system 2 pounds low on freon. I was on-the-road and the tech said that if it stopped cooling again it had to be a leak in the system. Well, it stopped and it is in FL shop now being check and hopefully fixed. No freon means there is a leak and there is no other argument that can be stated. It sounds like your work places is trying to blow smoke into your cooling system.

Typically if the leak is at the compressor it is a responsibility of the chassis manufacturer. Anywhere else and it is a responsibility of the Coach MFG. Unfortunately many "dealer" places do not have the equipment and will sub-warranty it to the chassis mfg. That is what happened to me. Dealer could not fix it. FL called coach dealer and got authority to troublshoot and fix any problems in the system.

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Further to my original thread. The coolant was empty by the time we picked it up at the dealer. They have since found the leak and had a new coil replaced at about $1300-$1400 cost. Fortunately for me, my extended warranty covers the cost. I will be cool again....then next time its hot up here.
All the best and thanks to all who chimed in with their thoughts on this. It is appreciated.
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When you guys are talking "Coolant" and you meaning perhaps "Refrigerant?"
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