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I suggest you add some PAG-46 oil to it also since it has lost the charge a couple of times. When refrigerant leaks out, you loose some oil with it. If the system gets low in oil, the compressor will fail. If you don't have any idea how much oil to put in and you've had to charge it twice, I'd go with about 3 ozs. Might be a little more than it needs - but, although way too much can be bad, I'd rather have it a little more than a little less than the recommended amount (which is a total of 5 ozs.). I've gone with that philosophy with my two Concordes, and it has worked out fine.
There is no more over heating. I have lost all the Freon we put in it. A friend of mine is going to check it for leaks today. The compressor did engaged after the fan assembly & Freon was installed. I assume it has a leak. Will know more this evening...it is too hot in Missouri right now to check it...lol Thank you so much for the quick reply. Will let you know what we've found or not found...lol
Is the temperature gage indicating no more overheating (should *always* be below the halfway mark)? Do you know that the fans are now operating properly?
Check that the belt that runs the compressor is still on and tight, not slipping.
If the belt is on, can you see the compressor operating - meaning, is the clutch engaged? Do you only see the outer part (the pulley) of the clutch rotating with the belt, or is the center part also rotating? The center part is connected to the compressor shaft, so if it's not turning, your compressor is not running.
If you determine that the compressor is not running, there could be several possible causes, one common one being that the charge is too low, which would indeed be an indication of a leak.
So let me know if the coolant temperature gage is behaving, if your fans are operating properly, if the compressor belt is on and tight, and if the compressor is running or not, and we'll go from there.
My 1999 chrysler concorde recently over heated, my was blowing hot and at that time I smelled an odor (similiar to sulfur). I since have replaced relays, fuses the whole fan assembly, and freon. I thought it was fixed, it blew cold air and the fans were working properly until today. I turned the a/c on and it blew hot air, no cold at all. Engine light came on and had codes ran, replaced the radiator fan/hi/lo relay. Air still blows hot. Other than a leak could you tell me what this could be. Thanks!