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Charge my A.C.?

I cant figure out where i am supposed to fill my refrigerant for the a.c.

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  • scott69ss Jun 13, 2008

    I have an indirectly related issue with a 98 malibu with n3.1 v6 and that is whats the refrigerant capcity for the a/c system?



    The underhood sticker is missing that has that info and the owners manual states to see underhood sticker for that info.



    Thanks...Scott

  • Anonymous Jul 12, 2008

    I cannot find the correct place to put freon in my car.

  • Anonymous Jul 24, 2008

    I have an indirectly related issue with a 98 malibu

    that is whats the refrigerant capcity for the a/c system?

  • Anonymous Aug 23, 2008

    Where the heck is the cap to fill it? I'm pretty mechanically inclined and this is making feel dumb.

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On the passenger side of the car down low between the firewall and the engine you will see the A/C line with the light blue cap which is where you fill with R-134A. Good luck getting to it with the short hoses they give you on the 'fill it yourself' kits.

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1998 3.1 HAS THE LOW SIDE (BLUE CAP) BEHIND THE ALTERNATOR BY THE FIREWALL. THE ENITIRE SYSTEM HOLD 1.75 KG OF R12 FREON

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Some times the services valve are under the car by the a/c compressor, but you need to make sure where is the low side valve because the high side is very dangerous and will cuase injure or dead.

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