RED TEK Refrigerant Recharge Kit doesn't fit my 1995 TransAm
I need to recharge my A/C and I am worried about my A/C pump getting damanged by having no A/C fluid in the system (no lubrication). I changed radiator, in doing so, had to de-pressurize the air-conditioning system in order to take the radiator off.
I haven't used the car much since doing this but notice that there is a slight pump noise, seems to be the A/C pump making noise, I have never ever turned on the A/C since replacing my radiator and it's been too cold to use A/C, but now summer is comming and I also don't want to damage my A/C pump or have to replace it.
Any ideas where to find a kit to fit this car so I can do it myself without having to drive far to a garage? (I'd rather do it in my garage and save my pump the work)
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The A/C actually serves a very good function in the wintertime. IF you disconnect those hoses, you will have to have the system recharged next summer, for one, and the best reason to NOT disconnect those hoses is because the A/C Pump has to cycle every once in a while to keep the Pump Lubrication circulating. IT HAS TO WORK THIS WAY, OR YOU MAY END UP WITH PAYING FOR A WHOLE NEW SYSTEM. Be Careful, and Don't Worry, Your dash controls will do their job right.
no power steering fluid would cause the pump to overheat, damaging seals. the foam might have been pump cavitation causing injestion of air in the fluid, (makes the hydro fluid "frothy") spraying ANY lubricant on the belts will cause them to slip and make a squeaking/squealing noise.
check the location of the leak, wipe down the hoses (cheap causes for leaks) fill the power steering. put some newspapers under the car, start the car, turn the wheels lock to lock, shut off car, check for leaks, should tell you if it is a hose or connection, or rack unit
It is possible to replace the compressor, you will need to remove the lines from the compressor unhook the plug from the compressor, remove the belt, then remove the bolts holding the unit in.
After Replacing the compressor you WILL need to recharge the system with R134A coolant and oil. DO NOT FORGET THE OIL AS THAT IS THE ONLY LUBRICATION THAT THE INNER WORKING OF THE PUMP.
Most all auto stores will have 1) A recharge kit ( I recommend getting the ones that have a PSI gauge on them that will let you know when you have the correct amount in the system)
And 2) The oil simply ask for both and they will know what your talking about.
Oil first then the charge.
The bottle will also include some helpful guidelines to correctly charge the system.
Hope this helps you.
you dont ---end of story it should never need changing on a modern vehicle ,unless you take the drive shafts out to do a clutch then you top it up through a filler plug at halfway level on the gearbox ,Dont make work .
TRANSMISSION FLUID AND TRANSFER CASE FLUIDS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE CHANGED EVERY 60,000 MILES. ENGINE OIL AND FILTER SHOULD BE CHANGED EVERY 3,000 MILES, THESE ARE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY STANDARDS I HAVE WORKED WITH FOR 35 YEARS
Problems associated with low power steering fluid… Hard Vehicle Steering A low power steering fluid level can often times cause a vehicle's steering to become hard and labored. Adequate amounts of power steering fluid are necessary to enable a vehicle's power steering system to function and operate at optimum levels. A lack of power steering fluid in a vehicle's power steering system reduces the amount of hydraulic fluid pressure necessary to efficiently operating the various parts of the entire power steering system. Power steering fluid supplies the fluid force needed to operate the power steering gears and to enable power steering gearbox operation. Low power steering fluid levels reduce this hydraulic pressure, which commonly results in hard vehicle steering. Pump Noise It is very common for a low power steering fluid level to cause significant power steering pump noise. An adequate amount of power steering fluid is required to ensure the proper function and longevity of a power steering pump unit, which is a belt-driven pump responsible for housing and circulating power steering pump fluid. A low level of power steering fluid results in increased power steering pump friction, heat, and wear, all of which can significantly reduce the operational life of the power steering pump while at the same time cause excessive power steering pump noise. Fluid Boiling
Many times a low power steering fluid level can result in excessive heating of power steering fluid, a condition that can seriously degrade the fluid and cause it to boil. A low power steering fluid level results in less available fluid to both lubricate and cool a power steering pump unit. A lack of power steering pump lubrication and cooling leads to excessive heat being generated within the power steering pump unit itself, a condition that translates into the available level of power steering fluid becoming super-heated and degraded. When this happens it is common for the power steering fluid to boil and lose all of its lubricating and heat-reducing capabilities.
The power steering gearbox is a set of gears within a vehicle's power steering system designed to facilitate movement of a vehicle's front wheels. The power steering gearbox is connected to the power steering pump by hydraulic fluid lines that deliver a constant supply of power steering fluid to the power steering gearbox. A low power steering fluid level, especially a chronic and severe low power steering fluid level, can lead to increased friction and wear within the power steering gearbox assembly, a condition that can significantly shorten the operational life of the power steering gearbox and negatively affect its operation
Yes there is much more fluid in the torque converter. In fact more than is in the pan. You have three choices. You can change the fluid in the pan about 4 times and you will end up getting clean fluid. Or you can pump it out with the transmission itself. You simply remove the line going to the transmission cooler and start the engine and allow 1 quart to fill a clear jar. Stop the engine and add 1 quart of fresh fluid. Keep doing this until you see clean fluid come out. Of course it takes two people to accomplish this and you must be very careful of moving parts when the engine is running. Your only other alternative is to pay someone to flush the system. I would not worry about covering the valve body when you are changing the filter. It will not be open that long. Do not overfill the transmission. Only put back the same amount you took out, an be sure and use the correct fluid for your Lincoln.
Nothing will happen. Power steering fluid is what you should have used. ATF is Automatic Transmission Fluid.This fluid is more intended where friction qualities are needed.It will work, but power steering fluid is better for the pump and hoses and gives the rack and pinion a better lubrication the ATF.Don't worry you are fine as it is.