The Chrysler 300 is shown here. These cars have a known problem with the discharge and suction hoses that corrode and leak. These pipes run along the passengers side apron, on top of the frame rail. They rot out under the clamp at the rear and on others they rot at the side of the battery. We had this car in a few weeks ago and tried to buy the larger suction hose. It was back ordered to the USA forever and cost about $145.00 CDN.

  • Here is a look at what the leak looks like with a nitrogen pressure test. No question where the leak is! The question is, how do we do a permanent repair?

  • Here is what has caused the failure of the pipe. Corrosion builds up under the clamp and ate a hole through it. The wetness is the refrigerant oil and UV dye.

  • A closer look at the rotten pipe.

  • The other end of the hose assembly. Ready to crimp in.

  • The hose, crimped and installed at the compressor end. Total cost of rebuilding the hose with parts was approx $135.00

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