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Can i add refridgerant to ac on my own? - 1999 Volvo V70

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As long as your system uses r-134a and you are able to locate the low pressure side of the AC there should be no problem. Personally I have found that my local Big lots is the cheapest place to purchase the refrigerant. Something to think about before adding refrigerant is to make sure it needs it by either hooking up a gauge and checking the pressure. The easiest and least expensive way to do this would be to purchase the refrigerant with the gauge and hose for filling the AC attached.

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Yes u can as long as u have a set of gauges.

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