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97 sunfire

roonie on Wed June 03, 2009 2:20 PM User is offlineView users profile

Year: 97
Make: pontiac
Model: sunfire gt
Engine Size: 2.4lt
Refrigerant Type: r134a
Ambient Temp: max 90f
Pressure Low: ?
Pressure High: ?
Country of Origin: Canada

I have read a few posts on here. It seems the front of the compressor, just behind the clutch is showing some oil/dust. Is there a seal there that can be changed on this type of vehicle? I did try to fill the system with a can of storebought stuff and a hose and guage but it all leaked out in a day. is this the correct method?Is it possible to put in some of the stop leak stuff i see on store shelves or is that stuff just for other parts? Is it a big sin to even mention using the replacement cans of r134a and the use of a hose with a guage and a puncture valve? I have no tools to read high side/ low side and i doubt my budget allows for the tools as of now due to poor health. As you can tell i am not that educated at AC but am very good with my hands. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Dougflas on Wed June 03, 2009 4:04 PM User is offline

DO NOT USE ANY STOP LEAK. The only thing that belongs in an AC system is refrigerant, proper oil, and proper dye as a last resort. You say you don't jhave proper tools then either rent them or take said vehicle to a professional repair sho[. You need tools and proceedures to do it correctly.

roonie on Thu June 04, 2009 12:16 AM User is offlineView users profile

can i fix the seal (if in fact there is one) behind the clutch at the front of the compressor myself? Then...take to a shop to have it recharged. I do have tools ..just not ac guages. Would it be cheaper for me to buy one from the recker yard or is that taking a chance?

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