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by Cusser
Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Saving last half-can of refrigerant
Replies: 1
Views: 19

Saving last half-can of refrigerant

I have a 1988 B2200 truck that still has R-12. The compressor was new about 3 years ago, I did that job. Last summer, I actually had my mechanic add UV dye and weigh/add R-12, it was low (I could tell by performance and bubbles in the drier sight glass). I don't see any leaks, and have also checked ...
by Cusser
Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Toyota Hilux
Replies: 2
Views: 22

Re: Toyota Hilux

When you lose cooling, are the aux fans working? Is the compressor clutch engaged? Or if this vehicle has a fan clutch and not electric condenser/radiator fans, would sound like a fan clutch issue. I think Dougflas is on the right track by figuring that there is not sufficient air flow over the con...
by Cusser
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: 2006 Saturn Vue low on freon but can't put much in
Replies: 6
Views: 110

Re: 2006 Saturn Vue low on freon but can't put much in

Tim is asking about the pressures AFTER you added the additional 10 ounces.
by Cusser
Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: 2014 GM Truck - Compressor?
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: 2014 GM Truck - Compressor?

This old board seems pretty slow. Did some of the resident experts find a new home? Maybe they did. Maybe the AC systems are breaking down less. Maybe less folks are trying to repair their own. I'm not an expert, but doesn't take an expert to diagnose the issue below. The system won't hold a vacuum...
by Cusser
Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: compressor oil compatibility question
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: compressor oil compatibility question

If mine: I would drain the PAG oil from the compressor, then flush the compressor a couple of times with R-12 mineral oil, then fill with correct amount of mineral oil and use R-12 refrigerant. In fact: that's EXACTLY what I did 2 years ago on my 1988 Mazda truck. It will cost you more overall to go...
by Cusser
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Hi and Lo pressures? 2002 chevy 1500
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: Hi and Lo pressures? 2002 chevy 1500

Can I just remove and replace the Hi side port quickly then recharge with 134a? I think a shop with the correct equipment can do this readily. A shop will also pull out all the refrigerant, weigh it, and add the correct amount. So that's what I recommend. If you do the replacement, then you'd need ...
by Cusser
Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Procedures, Tips and FAQ.
Topic: Ac accumulator/drier replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 279

Re: Ac accumulator/drier replacement

Hi.iam new here. Iam a keep it short n simple. I need to know if i replace the accumulator/drier on my 2002 civic do i need to get the ac system vaccumed n tested for leaks before i put in new freon? Or iam good to just put in the new freon.? Thanks If there's refrigerant in there now, you must rec...
by Cusser
Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: NOISES AFTER REPLACING AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: NOISES AFTER REPLACING AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM

Hopefully you paid by credit card (all repairs should be done with credit card). Tell Sears to fix it right, and soon, or you'll dispute the charge with the credit card company. You paid for a repair, not a guess/hack job. So this falls under unjust enrichment statutes. You paid for a repair, so you...
by Cusser
Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: 1987 GMC liquid line issue
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: 1987 GMC liquid line issue

A machine shop or "real" automotive AC shop should be able to custom make such liquid line if there is not one available. Ackits.com sponsors this site, someone from there will likely respond if they can supply this.
by Cusser
Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: 2014 GM Truck - Compressor?
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: 2014 GM Truck - Compressor?

spurshooter wrote:The system won't hold a vacuum. Goes to ambient in a few minutes.


Big leak.

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