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Old 12 Jun 2017, 05:41 am
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i just changed the heater core last month and bought a complete set of o-rings for the A/C system from RockAuto. Are there any more o-rings than the ones i removed to get to the heater core that are easy to change and should be changed so it won't start leaking or is it not worth the work? I'm just starting to change the Timing belt and waterpump.
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Old 12 Jun 2017, 12:54 pm
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Not worth the time. No need to change any that are not leaking.
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Old 12 Jun 2017, 01:31 pm
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Not worth the time. No need to change any that are not leaking.
I'm with ya. When it comes to A/C, if it ain't broke, don't fix it!
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Old 13 Jun 2017, 10:04 pm
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I also have an AC problem. I was told by a mechanic I trust for many years that the whole ac unit has to be replaced. The whole thing! Is there a way I can test this myself to see if it just needs a little TLC?
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Old 13 Jun 2017, 10:49 pm
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I also have an AC problem. I was told by a mechanic I trust for many years that the whole ac unit has to be replaced. The whole thing! Is there a way I can test this myself to see if it just needs a little TLC?
You may want to get clarification from your trusted mechanic about what he means by the "whole AC unit". Like most cars, the AC system in a PT is a "loop" of different components that goes from the radiator all the way to the dash and back, and it's connected to together with hoses. If your mechanic means the whole AC system needs to be replaced, that's unlikely. But if he means the "whole" compressor and/or other related components, that may make sense depending on what he diagnosed your problem to be.

To help us help you, ask your mechanic what exactly needs to be replace and why. Then come back and tell us. We can then give you better opinions and advice. However, if you are not familiar with a car's AC system at all, there's only a few things you will be able to check yourself. Getting a second opinion from another good mechanic in another shop never hurts.
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