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Im trying to recharge my A/C but it's not working . I have the freon kit and i keep trying to attach it to the hose but it slips off and I cant hear the air pressure to know if its working or not

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I recently had my a/c issue diagnosed as a faulty expansion valve. most cars, a $20-$30 part..but for my '01 Aurora..$200. May be worth the $30 check up fee at your local mechanic before you start digging a money pit. Total repair for mine was going to be around $500. I'll roll down the windows for now.

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