Engine Size: 5.2L
Refrigerant Type: ?
Country of Origin: United States
I paid a local shop[ to fix my AC last year. They said that they had to convert to the new refrigerant and this would require changing out a number of parts. The same compressor was left in place. The AC was very poor....and lasted only 2 weeks at that.
I am willing to pay to have this done correctly, but the shops that I spoke to don't seem to have the expertise to do so.
Will a proper job require a new compressor, eachangers, etc? I don't care what it takes, but I want it done right and I want a shop that will guarantee it for at least 6 months.
If you want to run R134a it will take a reconfiguration of thew system components in my opinion. As for where to take it. Depends on where you are located. MACS has a list of members on their website.
Unless the compressor is bad, it can stay, as can the evaporator, metal lines, OT or TXV, and hoses if new. The main parts that need to be replaced in a conversion are the accumulator/dryer (XH-7 or XH-9), o-rings (to HBNR), oil POE or PAG, readjustment of evap controls, fittings, label, and perhaps a higher capacity condenser and/or fan.
Seems the original problem was a leak that was never addressed if the system only worked for 2 weeks. Leak probably could've been fixed and the system staying with R-12 - which probably would be a lot cheaper than changing components.
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