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Old 01-25-2019, 07:16 PM
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the coolant in these trucks is reddish. Seems as though the fluid in the ac system is green. I may be referring to it wrong but it’s definitely not the coolant.
R134a is the refrigerant in the AC systems. R134a has a boiling point of -15 degrees, meaning above that it is a gas. It is also colorless in its liquid state. Identifying a refrigerant leak by visual inspection is pretty much impossible and I can guarantee you the leak has nothing to do with the AC system.

Are you sure when you had the t-joint replaced, they didn't refill the coolant with a green coolant?

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Also what kind of windshield washer fluid do you have? Some are green, like Rain-X bug remover. Did you use the windshield washer fluid you clear your windshield of ice? If so it'll pool up on the ground, looking like a leak. Especially if the nozzle is covered in snow and it has nowhere to spray. Or it can be an actual leak, but the former is more likely if you used it.
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Originally Posted by kbrock View Post
R134a is the refrigerant in the AC systems. R134a has a boiling point of -15 degrees, meaning above that it is a gas. It is also colorless in its liquid state. Identifying a refrigerant leak by visual inspection is pretty much impossible and I can guarantee you the leak has nothing to do with the AC system.

Are you sure when you had the t-joint replaced, they didn't refill the coolant with a green coolant?
No they put the motor craft stuff back in. Here’s a thread speaking to the green fluid..

https://www.f150forum.com/f38/green-...-truck-260140/
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No they put the motor craft stuff back in. Here’s a thread speaking to the green fluid..

https://www.f150forum.com/f38/green-...-truck-260140/

Wow. My apologies. I guess they put some oil in it to help identify leaks and lubricate it. Disregard what I said then lol, I've had 2-3 vehicles with refrigerant leaks that never had green fluids associated with it

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Took the truck in today for the gearing recall. Truck had also developed some loud “slapping” upon start up and a bit of a rattle at low speeds with a vacuum sound. Yea. So I had them check that out. My ac condenser was seized. More extended warranty repair! I guess the good news is I’m going to have a completely new ac system at this point. Bad news is the amount of time my truck has spent being fixed. I just truly hope it sorts itself out while I have the warranty.
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Took the truck in today for the gearing recall. Truck had also developed some loud “slapping” upon start up and a bit of a rattle at low speeds with a vacuum sound. Yea. So I had them check that out. My ac condenser was seized. More extended warranty repair! I guess the good news is I’m going to have a completely new ac system at this point. Bad news is the amount of time my truck has spent being fixed. I just truly hope it sorts itself out while I have the warranty.
I also have a 13 fx4 and also bought the extended warranty ...thank god ive had it in a lot ! thing paid for itself...

also that slapping on start up may be due to the timing chain stretch I just had mine repaired under warranty just fyi
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I also have a 13 fx4 and also bought the extended warranty ...thank god ive had it in a lot ! thing paid for itself...

also that slapping on start up may be due to the timing chain stretch I just had mine repaired under warranty just fyi
thanks for the heads up. I’ll definitely have a listen before I take it off the lot. Not like it’s hard to miss. It is embarrassingly loud.
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Gave her a was and installed the splash guards I’d had in my garage for about 4 years. They were meant for my previous truck lol.


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Installed a Chinese special LED 3rd brake light. Really like the way it looks. Concerned about the bloated gasket on it but it POURED HARD today and my headliner is dry.
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