How can I differentiate between radiator fluid leaking and an air conditioner leak?

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To understand the difference between radiator fluid leaking and air conditioner leak, you need to separately understand the signs for both. The signs for radiator fluid leaking are, overheating of the engine within a short span of time, a higher than acceptable reading on the temperature gauge in the engine, appearance of colored drops beneath the vehicle after it is parked.

On the other hand, the signs of an air conditioner leak are formation and deposit of water drops on the area at the edge in front of the air conditioner base, formation of water pools at the holes for drainage at the rear part of the air conditioner, water spilling over onto the floor surrounding the air conditioner, and accumulation of water in the front area of the air conditioning unit.