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A/C in 96 Chevy Pickup not cold, needs recharged

We need to charge the AC in our 96 Chevy pickup. Never done it before. What do we need to get and how do we need to do it? Diagrams would be great - Husband is a visual person.

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  • twillis697 Jun 23, 2009

    IN THE SITE YOU SENT ME IT SAYS: Always refer to the system capacity specs in a shop manual or other source to determine how much refrigerant is required. WHERE WOULD I FIND THAT?

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Http://www.cyberbright.com/autobin/air_conditioning.htm Here is a write up on the recharge procedure. Hope this helps,keep me posted, be glad to help. Just be careful not to over charge the system, that will result in a damaged A/C compressor. 

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    Harvey N Tawatao Jun 23, 2009

    There is a sticker on the blower housing in the engine compartment. If the recharge kit you have has a gauge that's good, Just follow the instructions on the recharge kit. The low side should have 30psi to 50psi, that's the line your going to be charging from. If you have the simple gauge on that came on the kit, just fill till the needle is in the green and not on the red. The high side should be 150psi to 200psi but i don't think you can check that with the kit you have. Once charging the system and the gauge still is in the low pressure area, just add another 12 ounce can. I recharged my brother's A/C system a week ago and it took 4 cans in his car, then i found out he was trying to recharge the system but ended up draining it. The hose was not tight enough where it connects to the can and was loosing the R143a. Always double check your work. Keep me posted. Be glad to help. 

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