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what year did ford switch to R 134a

orrwhat1 on Wed July 02, 2008 10:19 PM User is offlineView users profile

Year: 1995
Make: ford
Model: mustang
Engine Size: 3.8
Country of Origin: United States

i am trying to find out what refrigerant my 95 mustang has. what year did ford make the switch

jdjam on Wed July 02, 2008 10:59 PM User is offline

1995 Mustang is R134a

Chick on Thu July 03, 2008 8:00 AM User is offlineView users profile

There were some 1993 models (mid year) which used R134a, all went to R134a in 1994..Hope this answers your question

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orrwhat1 on Thu July 03, 2008 8:39 AM User is offlineView users profile

thanks all. there were no stickers on the compressor

Chick on Thu July 03, 2008 1:34 PM User is offlineView users profile

Look on the radiator support or under the hood itself, if there wasn't a front end collision, and parts changed, it'll be there... I believe a yellow or blue sticker/tag on those..

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Edited: Thu July 03, 2008 at 1:35 PM by Chick

CCWKen on Thu July 03, 2008 10:18 PM User is offlineView users profile

Model year doesn't exactly correspond with calendar year. Manufactures stop building models in June/July and start the new model year in August/September. So, many of the 94's (built in late 93) were still R-12 but Ford generally made the switch for 94 models. It's the cross-over year so as Chick says, look for a label. You can also check the MFG's label on the door. It will state when the car was built. I believe the mandate was for 134a was 1994 but A Taurus I have in the shop now is a 94 built in September of 93 and is R-12. The ports are a good clue also but look for the label to be sure.

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Chick on Thu July 03, 2008 10:24 PM User is offlineView users profile

Taurus/Sable are a little weird in as I have had a few with a label stating "new style condenser" in which they were already using some R134a parts in earlier models, as stated, ports are the give away, but in case you get one retrofitted, the label is the key..Also had that with a lot of 94 cavaliers..they too were R12, many models, to many for me to think of, were not consistent with the changeover.. A really funny incident on this board was a guy who swore his "99" cavalier was R12..After going back and forth found he was in the Philippines where GM still used R12...that one blew my mind for a while...

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