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    Re: AC recharge at home

    Only in R134a.

    You *should* be able to test a compressor just by giving it 12v and a ground. IIRC, it's just a two pin connector.
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    Re: AC recharge at home

    I need to figue out how to recharge my mom's Tahoe. Is everything fundamentally the same on most cars?
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    Re: AC recharge at home

    Quote Originally Posted by leman
    I have a 92 gp and the person before me ripped out the condenssor in the front of the rad, so i want to replace it as well as the o-rings for all the connections. but i am not shure how to test the compressor to see if it pumps or even turns with the motor. I live in canada and we dont have these charging kits as far as i know. Where do you get them. Do they come in r12 also, or just the 134a.

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    I see them everywhere here.

    Part Source sells a version of Freeze 12 (different name though, can't remember) It's compatible with both R12 and R134a systems..FWIW
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    Re: AC recharge at home

    Quote Originally Posted by 1990lumina
    Quote Originally Posted by leman
    I have a 92 gp and the person before me ripped out the condenssor in the front of the rad, so i want to replace it as well as the o-rings for all the connections. but i am not shure how to test the compressor to see if it pumps or even turns with the motor. I live in canada and we dont have these charging kits as far as i know. Where do you get them. Do they come in r12 also, or just the 134a.

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    I see them everywhere here.

    Part Source sells a version of Freeze 12 (different name though, can't remember) It's compatible with both R12 and R134a systems..FWIW
    There is no refrigerant/additive that is compatible with r12 AND r134a. R12 and R134a use different types of oils, and they're way different types of refrigerants. 134a can be used in a system that was designed for r12 because their temperature-pressure relationships are almost identical. But, you need to completely remove the r12 and all of its oil before charging 134a and its oil into the system. If the two types of refrigerants and/or oils are allowed to combine, they will create an acid that will destroy your system from the inside out.

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    I need to figue out how to recharge my mom's Tahoe. Is everything fundamentally the same on most cars?
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    Quote Originally Posted by slick
    Only in R134a.

    You *should* be able to test a compressor just by giving it 12v and a ground. IIRC, it's just a two pin connector.
    I'm not entirely sure on this, but do automobile compressors have the high and low pressure switches built into the compressor? If they're built in and wired internally, putting 12V on the clutch shouldn't do anything if that low pressure switch is open. I could be wrong though.

    Quote Originally Posted by leman
    I have a 92 gp and the person before me ripped out the condenssor in the front of the rad, so i want to replace it as well as the o-rings for all the connections. but i am not shure how to test the compressor to see if it pumps or even turns with the motor. I live in canada and we dont have these charging kits as far as i know. Where do you get them. Do they come in r12 also, or just the 134a.

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    Be sure to use a vacuum pump on your system before charging, you've gotta boil off any water in the system because that will react with the oil and create an acid too.
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    Re: AC recharge at home

    Its odd that your presure only went up a little. I bought one of those cans form walmart and it may have been a bit larger. But my ac was totally empty and it filled it right to 45psi.

    But Damn the AC draws alot of current. It draws more than my 1500rms stereo does at full tilt.
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    Re: AC recharge at home

    Quote Originally Posted by shyguy164


    Yes
    Quote Originally Posted by slick
    Only in R134a.

    You *should* be able to test a compressor just by giving it 12v and a ground. IIRC, it's just a two pin connector.
    I'm not entirely sure on this, but do automobile compressors have the high and low pressure switches built into the compressor? If they're built in and wired internally, putting 12V on the clutch shouldn't do anything if that low pressure switch is open. I could be wrong though.
    I've successfully tested the compressor clutch by just giving the pins 12v.
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    Re: AC recharge at home

    1. You cannot legally buy or sell R-12 without being certified/licensed. The good news is that the certification is super-easy.

    2. My '93 Euro 3.4 has both high side and low side fittings under the air box. What moron decided that was a good place? Took about a half-pound. I bought the car a couple of years ago, and have no idea on it's service history.

    3. My '92 Euro 3.4 has been in the family since late 92. I've never had to top off the refrigerant in 14+ years. Might be getting close to needing it, though.
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