Trying to recharge A/C system in 2003 Frontier CRew Cab. Do you have a diagram of system so I can locate high and low pressure lines.
To recharge A/C system in 2003 Frontier Crew Cab. Brother, don't concern yourself about the technical stuff of which is high or low pressure line. The refill/charge kit line will only fit on ONE of the 2 line fittings anyway. The line fittings I speak of are covered with a plastic cap like the one on your tire valve stem. Get your recharge kit from parts store, get mine from NAPA, with the line and a bottle of Freon. Find the charge fitting, usually on the passenger side under hood not far from firewall. Take the cap off and put it in your pocket. Open the kit, screw the piercing pin of the canister end out and put that end on the Freon canister. DON"T pierce the canister YET. Screw the other end on the charge fitting of your system and start the engine, turn on the AC on high, NOW pierce the canister top by screwing the knob/t-handle all the way in and then back it out half way. This will allow the Freon to escape the canister and the AC compressor will pull it into the system. Now, I've one trick for you. Before piercing the canister, get a small bucket of HOT water and have it there at the vehicle front. Soon as you pierce the canister and back the pin out half way, stick the canister into the hot water in the bucket. The heat will force ALL the Freon out of the canister till empty. Once empty, remove the kit line from the charge fitting on your vehicle, remove the canister from the kit line, trash the empty and hide the kit line where you can find it later, dump the water and put the bucket away, and go sit in the cool. One canister should take care of the recharge. If you put too much in from another full can, it may overcharge the system and still have no AC. That's just the nature of the beast. If it leaks down, get a leak detector kit from same place you got the recharge kit and find the leak. They also make a literal "Stop Leak" kit for AC systems too. Same place will have it. Brother, old school on this stuff. I figure things out quickly. There's no reason why this I told you won' work. It's what I do. Have fun Bro.
May 18, 2014 |
2003 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab