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How do I fill air conditioner coolant.compressor is new, but I need to add coolant.

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You need to evacuate mositure with a vacuum pump and then add a can of r134a with oil in the can. Then add more cans without oil. Up to the amount on the decal under the hood.
The low side charge port is behind the passenger fender well. Remove tire and the 7 fasteners holding the plastic fender liner in.

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If u need freon buy a freon charge hose,look at compresor and find the large ac lines conected to comprsor,follow the large ac line/hose,untill u get to the service port,,,this is the low side ,conect here///but u need to put oil in /is there oil in compressor/if not u need to relly put oil in compresor pag46/start car and begin charging(no oil it will lock up and be distroyed) high blower selected and max air/recerulation settings sould not hold more than 2 cans/may be a little over dont over charge

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