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The proper way to charge a newer cars A/C if low is to take it to a shop that has the proper equipment. were they will hook system up to a machene that will recover refrigerant, weight it to find out how low system is, then evacuate system, check for leaks, and then charge system back up with a electronic charging scale putting the exact amount in in ounces. This cost about $100 dollars or less, and everyone is safe.
 

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green Posted on May 31 2004, 08:52 PM
  The proper way to charge a newer cars A/C if low is to take it to a shop that has the proper equipment. were they will hook system up to a machene that will recover refrigerant, weight it to find out how low system is, then evacuate system, check for leaks, and then charge system back up with a electronic charging scale putting the exact amount in in ounces. This cost about $100 dollars or less, and everyone is safe.

.... Or if you have the basic equipment and actually know what the hell you are doing.

This is very true for R-134a systems, since they are very sensitive to moisture and charge levels, you really need patience, and a damn good set of manifold gauges.

R-12 was VERY EASY compared to R-134a. R-12 charge +/- 4 ounces, no problem, R-134a? Nice Try.
 

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you know what your doing,i am very impressed jj keep up the good work
 

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Originally posted by Firespirit@May 31 2004, 09:48 PM
$100? Ours does it for about $30-50...
This cost about $100 dollars or less
That's why he said or less :p

Don't mind me Ash, just being ornery :D
 

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I may know what I am doing, but I really hate Auto A/C's.

Ever since R-134a came out it really has become a major pain in the a** to work on. And component locations even suck more. I will take a 70-80's RWD Ford or GM any day over new cars.
 
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