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I have a 2013 Kia Soul with 66k miles on it. I noticed oil on the garage floor and found that the air compressor seal is leaking. Anyone know if I can just replace the compressor or is this normal for the mileage and year?
 

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What area of the world are you located...air compressor???????
Do you mean air conditioning compressor?
What motor is under the hood of your car, the 1.6 or the 2.0?

EDIT: Sorry I see that you're from the USA and home of many fine things of Kentucky!
 

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What area of the world are you located...air compressor???????
Do you mean air conditioning compressor?
What motor is under the hood of your car, the 1.6 or the 2.0?

EDIT: Sorry I see that you're from the USA and home of many fine things of Kentucky!
Yes, as it is the only compressor on the vehicle ;) I have the 2.0. In my 25 years on working on cars, I have never seen this quick of failure on a compressor.
 

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Gee, I spent more years than that professionally doing auto repair and have seen A/C compressors leak as new as 1 yr. old. Stuff happens.
If you have the proper A/C equipment and know how, with 25 yrs. auto ep., I don't see how you couldn't replace it.
 

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If it is leaking compressor oil it soon will be leaking the refrigerant (R134a) as the size of the oil molecules are larger than the molecules in the refrigerant and "freon" has a tendency to leak out the smallest holes... So replacing the compressor is coming soon...
Dave
 

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If it is leaking compressor oil it soon will be leaking the refrigerant (R134a) as the size of the oil molecules are larger than the molecules in the refrigerant and "freon" has a tendency to leak out the smallest holes... So replacing the compressor is coming soon...
Dave
Thanks for the professional response...gosh some of the reponses are interesting.
 
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