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My AC hose seems to be leaking at the connection so the hose goes into this connector and it seems the connector is not tight enough and is leaking.  Since, I know nothing on these does anyone on the list have experience.  Wise ones  

 

Yellow dye is showing the leak . ac Issue

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Ray, how bad is the leak? Mine does that a little too, I did have Henry look at it when the car  was up there in 2015 .  It is better but still leek a little.  It's on Sandy's side, we don't run the air that much but she just throws a small towel down there. She doesn't care about the car, just her shoes getting wet 😂

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But depending on how bad it is, just adding a can of gas every summer doesn’t seem like a bad solution.

Oh, you have the tree huggers running in circles yelling "ozone layer depletion, the world ends in 10 years!"  On my Toyota - where hard aluminum cable parts joint there was a silicone/rubber O-ring plus the tightening nut bit.  I had to replace to get a good seal.  If its the flexible hydraulic line where it's crimped on - suspect like Stan said it needs a new cable -- or the end replaced (might be able to do on the car). 

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@Stan Galat I was wondering if a gear clamp, the good ones,  with sometype of sealant could be done to completely encase the joint and seal it.  Kind of like molding a rubber or sillicone encasement.   Ear mold silicone the stuff is like unbelievable in keeping a shape. 

J-Weld ? 

The hose is the major hose coming from the engine and I am sure that I would have a lot of fun to change it.   Just saying.  

 

Ray, in my experience I've had very poor luck trying to get a long lasting reseal of a crimped AC connector. Another option is to just cut off the last foot or so of the big hose and have a short replacement end made up. You can connect two same sized hoses together with special screw clamps and a short piece of pipe. Exact length and location depends on where you have the best access to the hose and where it creates the least amount of stress on the connection.

Mike

IaM-Ray posted:

@Stan Galat I was wondering if a gear clamp, the good ones,  with sometype of sealant could be done to completely encase the joint and seal it.  Kind of like molding a rubber or sillicone encasement.   Ear mold silicone the stuff is like unbelievable in keeping a shape. 

J-Weld ? 

The hose is the major hose coming from the engine and I am sure that I would have a lot of fun to change it.   Just saying.  

 

So-- short answer is, "do you have any confidence of these various repairs holding 250 psi in a vibrating and hot condition?" I don't.

As you know, the crimped connection is leaking. If you can fit a hydraulic hose crimp set-up in there, you might be able to re-crimp it. Alternately, you can cut it off at the end of the collar, and try to cut the ferrule off of the fitting, get another ferrule, push the (shortened) hose onto the fitting, and re-crimp the new ferrule.

... or just bite the bullet and get a new hose.

The question isn't "why is it leaking". The question I have is why some of them don't.

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