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Ga hotdog on Sat July 26, 2008 10:42 AM User is offlineView users profile

Year: 2000
Make: Chrysler
Model: town and country
Engine Size: 3.8
Refrigerant Type: 134
Ambient Temp: 90
Pressure Low: 30
Pressure High: 250
Country of Origin: United States

I'm the newest of the new to join. I have a passion to learn AC especially auto. I understand you can't tell how much refrig is in the auto by the gauges- only way is to start from 0 and measure but, can you feel the input and output of evap and maybe suction side of comp and tell you are about there? All the while watching gauges. Shouldn't the input to comp be cool and sweaty, again watching gauges? I just had my comp replaced and things just don't seem quiet right. I think I may need new condenser. My previous comp seized and the service man said he could flush everything but, I have a pf condenser.
Your expertise is much appreciated.


Chick on Sat July 26, 2008 11:11 AM User is offlineView users profile

Without having the car in front of me, or knowing how bad the compressor failure was, I can say parallel flow condensers are much harder to flush than serpentine or others.. It's possible you need a new one. But yes, you can either add the factory amount back in, or if topping off feel the inlet/outlet of the evap while watching the pressures and get a good idea when you're there. Suction line should be cold right back to the compressor..Hope this helps..

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