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Is there a kit to change out the old original freon from my 1986 f150 to the new one being used

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Unfortunately there is no kit that has been made up, as it was not going to be cost-effective to make them up. What is required to replace is the receiver/drier assembly, the compressor will have to be drained of the oil in it, and then new oil and R134a gas put in.........it normally has to be done by a licensed air-conditioning installer.

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