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Old 08 Apr 2006, 06:47 pm
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Default A/C evaporator leaking

Noticed one day that the A/C was not cold, sent it to the dealer for check and was told that the evaporator was leaking and it wud cost a bomb to fix (due to heavy labour work). So they told me to just keep on adding the gas when the A/C is not cool. I did that and it only lasts for 2 months max. My question is can I keep on doing this- refilling the A/C gas every 2 months? or will this affect the A/C system worse in the future? Will it affect the compressor?

secondly, My dealer mentioned (on my last service) that the PT cruisers dont use the RE14mcc5 spark plugs anymore, it has been upgraded to use RE16mc instead. Is this true? anybody using this spec? I notice that the engine stutter is still there on idle. I also changed to new MOpar plugwires as well. How do i get rid of the idle engine stutter (shake)? 2001 basic automatic model.
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Old 10 Apr 2006, 11:34 am
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Second part first - here's the tech service bulletin:
08-008-04 03/02/2004 Engine:Electrical -
New Spark Plug for 2.4L Engine
The new style spark plug is now recommended and preferred
for use in all 2004 and previous model years that are equipped
with a 2.4L engine. Spark Plug gap is to be set at .040
The new spark plug is more resistant to possible cold
engine carbon fouling.

Note: To eliminate concerns of a possible high secondary
ignition voltage flashover, caused by the thermal set of
the ignition cable spark plug boot(s), to the old style
spark plugs (RE14MCC5), install new ignition cables when
replacing the old style spark plugs with the new style spark
plugs, RE16MC or LZTR4A-11, for the first time.

"Stolen" from Sci-Fi's web site.

As to A/C, I'm no expert, but Don't think you'll damage anything.
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Old 11 Apr 2006, 01:43 am
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For the first part .I would say yes.How long in the future
is anybody's guess.The A/c system is supposed to be a sealed
system. If freon is getting out than moisture is getting in.
I'm no expert by any means.Just going by what I've heard.
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