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snappy on Wed July 22, 2009 5:46 PM User is offline

Year: 1998
Make: Chevrolet
Model: S10
Engine Size: V6
Refrigerant Type: R-134a
Country of Origin: Canada

I had tried the DIY A/C recharge kit and i had circulated a full can of R-134a into my system. While i was letting it circulate, the PSI was between 25 and 65. The compressor would shut off at 65 and start back up at 25. Once the whole can was curculated the PSI stayed constant at 30. The next day, i was getting warm air again. So i decided that it was a leak and went and purchase a leak stop bottle and went to circulate it with the same gauge and port assemply i had bought with the recharge kit. I had the leak stop connected to the low side port. I punctured the can and let it circulate. I then turned on my engine so the compressor would run. I was getting the PSI between 25 and 65 again. The only problem was that the leak stop was not circulating. I waited about 3 minutes then stop my engine. I shook the can and it rattle with stuff still inside. I tried again about another 3 times but it did not leave the can. So i unplugged everything and tried the refridgerant. I hook it all up and that too did not circulate when i turned on the engine. So at the moment i have a can of refridgerant connected to my hoses and gauge. I do not know if i have a blockage in the engines lines from the leak stop or a blockage in the gauge assembly that i have. The gauge was working throughout my tries. So i think it the blockage is either just before the PSI gauge in my assembly or somewhere in the engine bay. Thanks for reading this, it would be great if someone could help me as i do not work on vehicles very often and i do not know where to go now.

Chick on Wed July 22, 2009 5:55 PM User is offlineView users profile

Where you go now is straight to a repair shop and hope they can flush out the "stop leak" you mention and then find and fix the leak properly.. Do a search on this site for stop leak, death kits plugged systems etc..

To fill your system a deep vacuum must be pulled, then recharged into the vacuum the correct amount of refrigerant.. Nothing belongs in an AC system but the proper refrigerant, proper oil and UV dye..Nothing else....

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