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As ageneral rule of thumb the seals leak on the compressor every 2 - 3 years. Seem to have better sucess with aftermarket compressors. Very hard to get away from. Also the condensor will generally rot out from rust afte about 8 years. It is the nature of the beast on these models. You can look at the padding under the hood and see if the compressor has been leaking. It will leave a path on the insulation and eat through the insulation.

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Q: Why is the AC on a Corvettes generally bad and what should you look for on a used 1978-82 Corvette?
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