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Would like to recharge my air conditioning on my 2001 nissian maxima that has 117,000 on it blows hot air when air conditioning is turned on.

How do I recharge my 2001 nissan maxima air conditioning. Stopped blowing cold air.

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  • Dana Benson May 23, 2009

    Should the car be running or shut off when I recharge the a/c system?

  • Dana Benson May 24, 2009

    Thanks any safety precautions I should take besides wearing safety googles and how do I know when I have the a/c fully charged? Auto parts store is closed now but will buy R134a and filler hose tomorrow. Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions.

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You will need R134a, and a filler hose. Charge the system on the low pressure side, it should have a blue cap on the charge point.
Your filler hose will only fit the low pressure side, just in case the cap has been removed.

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  • its420_us May 24, 2009

    Charge the system with the vehicle running, and the a/c on high.

  • its420_us May 24, 2009

    Safety glasses, and gloves are a good thing when working with refrigerant (it's extremely cold). It should not take more than 2 cans of refrigerant to fill your system. I'm not sure of the exact pressure for your vehicle, but if you get too much in the system it will cause the compressor to start locking, and the belt squealing. If you get too much in the system, release the excess pressure. Your auto parts store should have the exact pressure available for you, and you can buy a hose with a pressure gauge built on it.


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