Question about 2000 Ford Taurus
I have had a lot of experience with a/c. GM cars zuck when it comes to a/c.
i"ve never had an a/c work more than 110k. The first time... i had a pump seize up and clogged up the orifice tube with metal particles ..only $3 for a new orifice tube filter.. so i replaced the tube and had it re serviced. lasted for about two days..i took it to a "professional" a/c mech who deals only with a/c and he said your pump blew and thats why all the particles contaminated the filter..he said you'll need a new pump, and he said the whole a/c system would need to be cleaned out because every component is now contaminated with this stuff..he said he would guarrenty his work, but would cost $800 dollars to repair and this was 12 years ago. Well i didnt have the money so that car today still remains the same..he said if you dont get it repaired properly then it will cost even more as the years go by... all the components from not being used will deteriorate because theres no freon in the system. Bought another GM vehicle, after 104k, a/c went out... installed new orifice filter, because it was partial clogged, and reserviced it and only held for three days, so i went to another shop and i knew this guy and he got out a sensor that detects leaks and we were probing around in the engine everywhere and found no leaks... so he said for me to check the air flow vents inside the car and i did, and still no noise from the sensor.... so he said take the glove box out, i shoved the sensor way into the back area and of course it went off like crazy..the evaporator was leaking...he said this is an expensive fix also, so i just went without a/c again for another 2 years. but since my daughter blew a headgasket two weeks ago in her car i went back to the same guy and he said he heard of a new product that might fix your head gasket problem called "Blue Devil" $65, so i said what the heck, the car has 297000 miles what do i got to lose, well its been working so far after 460 miles only a very slight misfire in the mornings only because i cant get the #2 spark plug out, it seized up, guess i know what cylinder is cracked now ..but anyway i went to the blue devil sight and saw that they also sell a product called "Red Angel" $35, it's a small little bottle 2oz, it says this will fix a/c leaks "as long as car wont lose more than a 1 lb. of freon per day"..so i put it in two days ago and i just went to the store now and put it on, and its still is as cold as it was the first day. Verdict is still out though, got to wait one more day...but i have a good feeling about this product,because all of the other times on the second day.. it was cool but not as cool as the first day and so on..but i needed my friends help because you'll need a "special adaptor hose" that has a reservour that you"Slowly pour this into, and will connect to the refrigerant bottle, you fill up the hose and it takes quite awhile, like ten minutes.This stuff is like cough syrup.
Now "Dont even try the do it yourself kit from autostores", have the "Exact" amount of R-134a put in...mine was 1.56 lbs for the v-6 and 2lbs for a v-8 so we put in exactly the correct amount by the scale....before i was just putting in can after can till i thought it was good enough..you know the more the better..well dont do that .. and a reciever-dryer separates the liqiud from the gas and also acts as a filter, yours could be defective! I dont know! but im sure replacing it is going to be more than $35 dollars. Its up to you, but you might ask your mechanic how does he know for sure that the dryer is defective...alls i know is you can tell if its working by when you start to apply freon up to about a 1 pound and put your hand on it and it should be like an ice cube...at least thats what my mech friend said. if its defective i would think that it wouldnt be accepting any refrigerant and would stay at ambient temperature. so go to Kragen or call your local autoparts store to see if they carry this product and give it a try...if yours is just a minor leak, i believe this will fix it.
Can you rate my answer..thanks!
Posted on May 09, 2010
A dryer is a place where water is extracted from the freon. It is the size of a small flash light and is generally near the radiator. It is a part of your air conditioning system.
You cannot fix this. To make this repair, a freon certifiec mechanic must vacuum your system - fix any and all leaks - replace the dryer then recharge the system. Expect this job to cost about $400.00.
Posted on May 09, 2010
The dryer is the canister with a sight glass that removes moisture from the system. When they go bad it bsically turns into a solid block of ice that doesnt let and freon through. He should have been able to do something to get you some a/c for 200 dollars. What did he do for 200?
Posted on May 09, 2010
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