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Problem. Not sure the issue.

JamesBond007 on Tue August 04, 2015 7:31 PM User is offline

Year: 1999
Make: Dodge
Model: Durango SLT PLUS
Engine Size: 318
Refrigerant Type: R134
Country of Origin: United States

Hello, Thanks for any help.

Ok, first of all I understand the Durango is known for having A/C Issues.
Ok, So the A/C is not Very Cold. Temp outside 90', inside 80'. LOL
A/C Clutch and Compressor is cycling.
NO Leaks or Spits ANYWHERE. Using Glasses and Light...
Full With R-134. And has been put under Vacuum.
No Knocks, No Strange Noises !

This has been a consistent issue for past several years.
Regardless, just doesn't produce very good A/C.

Now for the Gauge side. As I was checking the Gauge and hooking them up, I walked anyway from it, to find my buddy had turned the center and put Air into the system.
So before I go to evacuate and vacuum the system again, what other issues or things can be easily be checked, or replaced before starting again.

Thinking the Can with the bag in it, can't remember the name of it, but nothing seems easy to get to or check before replacing. Which is what I would like to do, as this stuff gets
pretty expensive.
If I was to take this to a Pro, What things would they Check or tell me, too confirm what the problem or problems are before replacing things.....

Thanks for your time.
James Bond 007..........

No Matter Where you go, there you are.

Edited: Tue August 04, 2015 at 7:41 PM by JamesBond007

HECAT on Wed August 05, 2015 8:48 AM User is offline

I would replace the OT and accumulator before recharging again.


HECAT: You support the Forum when you consider for your a/c parts.


Cussboy on Wed August 05, 2015 10:01 AM User is offline

Do not blindly add anything, and no sealers or conditioners. AC Pro in a can is crapshoot and won't fix anything.

You got air into the system, a known thing. So: change the accumulator, new orifice tube is a good idea too, evacuate the system, do a leak test to see if it holds vacuum, add the correct amount of R134a by weight, and note/post both low side and high side pressures at about 15000 rpm when done charging, and the vent temperature.

Edited: Wed August 05, 2015 at 10:02 AM by Cussboy

mk378 on Wed August 05, 2015 10:41 AM User is offline

You may have one of the model years where Dodge used lemon evaporators that corrode and leak. Even if you had that though it should work for a time (hours, days, weeks) after charging by weight until enough leaks out again.

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