Question about 1986 Chevrolet Cavalier 2 Door

3 Answers

I'm trying to find out what kind of air conditioner coolant goes in a 1986 chevy cavalier, and how to refill it

Posted by on

Ad

3 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Mentor:

    An expert who has written 3 tips or uploaded 2 video tips.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 91 Answers

Since the original freon it came out with is no longer available you need to look and seeif it has already been converted to the newer environmenatally safer freon 134. if there is an indication that it was changed over, usually by a sticker or writing on the dryer or evaporator box then you will need a recharge with that. if it hasnt been changed you will have to have it changed over to the newer freon as you cant get the old one. both proceedures should be done by a shop that does alot of a/c work. it doesnt have to be the dealer but a good reputable shop that you have references for. this is not a task for the shadetree mechanic unless you have experience and all the necessary tools. if it needs conversion its actually againt the law to release freon into the atmoshere. you need to change the orifice tube anyway so just plan on taking it in to have the a/c tuned up. good luck.

Posted on Jun 04, 2010

Ad
  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Brigadier General:

    An expert that has over 10,000 points.

  • Master
  • 3,092 Answers

It takes R12 freon, total amount 2.25 lbs. I would convert it to 134A freon, but the adapter's for 134a, will screw on to old fitting's, 1 can of 134a run's about $5.00, where 1 can of R12 if you can find it will cost about $100.00 and you would need 3 cans, 134a you would need two cans.

Posted on Jun 04, 2010

Ad
  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Top Expert:

    An expert who has finished #1 on the weekly Top 10 Fixya Experts Leaderboard.

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

  • Chevrolet Master
  • 80,530 Answers

It takes R12 freon, but R12 is no longer made because it damaged the Ozone layer, so u must have a automtive repair shop convert the R12 system to the newer R134, this is fairly expensive, about $200

Posted on Jun 04, 2010

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

2002 Chevy blazer. When air conditioner is on it hesitates when I take off and normal when air is off.


That Air Conditioner compressor puts a strain on the engine. Kind of normal to experience this

Jun 18, 2015 | 2002 Chevrolet Blazer

1 Answer

Bleed the coolant bleed valve in chevy cavalier


To get the air out of the block just run the engine without the radiator cap on until the thermostat opens then be ready to add water while the engine is running.

Aug 28, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My 02 chevy cavalier overheats without a sign of leaking coolant


Not sure I am with you on this. The cooling system is designed to run between 190 and 210 as a normal range. Above 210 and the radiator fan should start up. Anything over 230 is considered Hot.
Is the radiator fan coming on around 220 degrees ?

Aug 04, 2014 | 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Coupe

1 Answer

Cooling System Failure 2000 Chevy Cavalier 2.2LOHV


Did you have the head checked, they have been known to break inside the runners . I always used a vacuum fill system when working on these, jack up the pass front corner when doing a coolant refill, that should eliminate an air lock

If you need further help, I’m available over the phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/david_4c166ba81493f541

Nov 05, 2017 | 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier

2 Answers

When i turn on my air conditioner in my 1999 durango it blows out hot air. can i put in antifreeze myself or do i need to take to the dealership?


Antifreeze is only for the radiator, does not affect the air conditioner, make sure you have the setting on cold, if it is still hot than take it to your local air conditioner re gas station, most auto electricians do it, dealerships usually send them out which you end up paying extra for!!! You just need a re gas in your air conditioner.

Feb 14, 2011 | 1999 Dodge Durango

2 Answers

How often should you change coolant in 2001 Chevy Cavalier? Should you only use Dex-Cool? My Car has 105,000 Miles on it now. I changed the coolant (Dex-Cool) about 2 or 3 years ago? Also my Check Gages...


Sounds like air in system, repair any leaks flush and add universal antifreeze, and to get air out without special equipment, fill best as possible, start engine drive around block. Let vehicle set until cold. Then check coolant level again, repeat until guage stays normal

Oct 14, 2010 | 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier

1 Answer

What kind of coolant should I put in a 1996 Chevy Cavalier


Notice: When adding coolant, use DEX-COOL® coolant. If silicated coolant is added to the system, premature engine, heater core or radiator corrosion may result. In addition, the engine coolant will require change sooner-at 50 000 km (30,000 mi) or 24 months.

Oct 28, 2009 | 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier

2 Answers

1997 chevy cavalier What kind of air


do you mean freon? it should be R134a, and you can get a do it yourself kit

Jun 08, 2009 | 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier

1 Answer

2000 chevy cavalier having coolant leak. Found a small rubber elbow hose about 2 and a half inches comming out of the firewall leaking coolant while engine is running and dripping while engine has stopped...


That hose is the drain hose for the air conditioner evaporator. If it is leaking coolant, there's a good chance that your heater core is leaking, as it is in the same 'box' that the air conditioner evaporator is in. You'll need to replace the heater core.

Apr 24, 2009 | 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier

2 Answers

Running hot 1996 cavalier


please try a simple test for me. no.1: remove the radiator cap off the radiator. no.2: if you could see the see the radiator opening from within you car much better, then try to crank your car to an idle. if coolant blows out of the mouth of the radiator like an erupting volacano, then take note of this. no.3: while the engine is running at idle try to look at the coolant through the mouth of the radiator, if you see bubbles like washing your hands with soap and the suds trailing to a drain, then take note of this.

the reason why i'm telling you all of this is that, the coolant should flow like a clear stream. you don't have to worry about purging the system of air because, the water pump is already situated a few inches below the highest water capacity of the radiator. it means that if you drained your system and refiled the radiator to the brim, just start your engine and add a few more coolant to fill it up because the running engine simply purges the waterpump of air.

now, if you tried no.2, and you did see and somewhat like an errupting volcano, that means your engine is in serious trouble, so is no.3. however, a tolerable bubble flow is still possible but your valve clearances should be tuned if this happens. excessive bubbles accompanied by blow out of coolant means your combustion gases are seeping through the head gasket due to a damaged head gasket, warped cyclinder head, cracked cylinder head, or even a cracked cyclinder liner(or bore where the piston glides up and down). think back! did you ever experienced overheating you car to a point where it stalled completely? then, you need a thourough engine checkup.

Apr 15, 2009 | 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

211 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chevrolet Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

80417 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22326 Answers

Ronny Bennett Sr.
Ronny Bennett Sr.

Level 3 Expert

6927 Answers

Are you a Chevrolet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...