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Old 12 Jun 2017, 11:49 am
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Hi fellas,

I've been off the forum for a bit, thanks to being busy at my new job (which I love).

The temperature got hot overnight here in Queens. I turned on my ac, it gets cold for about five minutes, then not. I remember, last year, it wasn't quite as cold as the year before,me hen I first bought it. So, I want to recharge it.

My buddy has a gauge and hose setup that attaches to a can of stuff you buy at autozone and the like. He's going to lend it to me. Is there any specific product I need to use on the PT? I've never done this before, so I ant to use the right stuff.

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Old 12 Jun 2017, 12:12 pm
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Any can of r134a refrigerant should work. However, being a closed system if your AC has lost its coolness there could be a leak somewhere and/or other problems in your AC system, so there really isn't a definite guarantee that recharging will truly work for you. Have you gotten a timing belt change recently? Usually they discharge the AC to make the job easier.
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Old 12 Jun 2017, 12:15 pm
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If a small leak is present it should last you quite some time though. My girlfriend's old pontiac did that and every recharge would last about a year.
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Old 12 Jun 2017, 12:15 pm
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Ask for a can of 134a refrigerant. If it is low, you may need more than one can, possibly two. I charged two vehicles for employees a couple of weeks ago. It cost them about $11 a can. They might have also offered to fix me up with some ICE COOL liquid refreshments!
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Old 12 Jun 2017, 12:36 pm
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Any can of r134a refrigerant should work. However, being a closed system if your AC has lost its coolness there could be a leak somewhere and/or other problems in your AC system, so there really isn't a definite guarantee that recharging will truly work for you. Have you gotten a timing belt change recently? Usually they discharge the AC to make the job easier.
Hi JonN. Thanks for the info.

Yes, I figured that there's a reason I lost coolness, but it's not due to a timing belt change. I did have to move the ac lines a bit when I installed a new radiator filler neck and hoses. I wonder if that was the culprit although, I felt it getting not as cold last year compared to the year before, which was long before I did that work.

I figure I'll try to charge it and see what happens. I'll address any issues at that point.
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Old 12 Jun 2017, 12:38 pm
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Ask for a can of 134a refrigerant. If it is low, you may need more than one can, possibly two. I charged two vehicles for employees a couple of weeks ago. It cost them about $11 a can. They might have also offered to fix me up with some ICE COOL liquid refreshments!
At $11 a can, it's worth giving it a shot and seeing how it goes.

You know for a fact that if you were helping me, you'd get a cooler full of ice cold refreshments!
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Old 12 Jun 2017, 02:49 pm
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Hi Lynne,

That's exactly the product my friend has that I was telling you I will borrow. Excellent!!!
Thanks, bud!
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The ACP100, complete unit that you attach to the vehicle, we sell for about $38. The ACP102, 12oz can, that you can attach to the A/C gauges with a threaded can tap, we sell for about $24. These are great suggestion to help with a possible leak.
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Old 12 Jun 2017, 04:01 pm
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My friend has the threaded gauge and hose portion. He is going to lend it to me so I just have to buy a can of Freon.
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