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My air condition is blowing reg. air needs freon or coolant they said dont know how to add or where to get

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SOURCE: 2000 Nissan xterra

I have the same problem (my AC just quit and now I bathe in my own sweat on my way to work)....the mechanincs at The Tire Choice in Aventura, Florida, state that fixing the problems requires changing two "A/C Relay Switches" for about $60 a pop...I will give that a try in lieu of the $1500 charge of changing the car's computer.

Posted on Jul 22, 2008

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If your going to attempt this yourself then you need a few things.

Go to your local car parts shop. You will need a Toyota Corrola Manual in order to find the connector on the low pressure side of your AC compressor.

You will need to find this connector first to determine if the connector is a screw fit or a quick release push fit. You also need to work out what refrigerant to add to your car - R22 or R134a. R134a is more environmentally safe ( the numbers are from memory so may be slightly different but buy the manual and check that first for the type of refrigerant used in your model).

You also need to look for a Recharge can with Stop leak and Leak detector in it - they will have it at the auto shop should be under $20 (you may wish to buy two cans just in case as often one isn't enough) - and once you know the type of fitting you need to use you need to by the recharge connector that will fit on the low pressure side and attach to the top of the recharge can.

Typically the leak detector can be a red dye that can be seen by the eye or a yellow dye that glows under untraviolet light - so if you don't have an ultra violet light source its going to be difficult to see the leak with the yellow stuff . The other problem you may have is if the leak is really bad the system may need to be fixed (stop the leak) and the evacualted for the AC unit to really become effective.

Anyway the practice is to find the recharge connection on the low pressure line. Take the cap off.
Connect the recharge hose you bought to the recharge can. This end of the hose has a tap and spike arrangement that is going to puncture the top of the can but you make sure the tap is fully wound out (away from the can) when you fit it initially. Later in the process you are going to wind the pin in to puncture the can once its all set up. So with the can connnected to that end of the hose you have to fit the other end of the hose to the low pressure side of the AC line on the Corrola. Do that as quickly as possible - if its a push fit with locking ring the action of you pushing the connector on does two things opens the AC system and seals the tube connector onto the Low pressure side. Its inportant to do this as fast as possible to prevent any refidgerant that may be in the system from leaking out and to prevent contaminants getting into the system.

Start the car.
Put the AC on full
Go back to the engine and wind the spike into the can fully to puncture the can it and then wind the spike back out again to allow the refrigerant to enter the AC system.

The can should get pretty cold even to the point of icing a little.
Go back in the car and with the AC system on full and the blower turned on to say the 2nd fan position check for cooler air starting to come through the vents in the car.

You should be able to go back round to the engine after say 5 mins and check that the recharge can is now empty.
Screw the spike back into the can - turn the AC and the engine off and disconnect the low pressure side connector on the hose. If its a push fit it has a brash ring you have to pull up to release the tube and then pull the tube off the system.

You can repeat the process with the 2nd can if needed now.
Screw the protective cap back on once you have completed all recharging.

Now two things to check - where are any signs of red dye coming out of the AC system and 2nd does the AC actually work.

If the AC still doesn't work it may just be that you have such a drastic leak that the system needs to be fixed - e.i. a condenser unit replaced or something and now you are into $100s to fix it.

Good luck.

Posted on Aug 08, 2008

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SOURCE: AC is not blowing cold air. How do I add freon?

What you will be looking for (in your engine compartment) looks almost like a large valve stem that you would see on a tire. It will probably have some kind of plastic cap on it.

It shouldn't be that difficult to find. You may want to search for an engine compartment diagram for your make/model/year vehicle.

Posted on Mar 19, 2009

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SOURCE: 1996 Buick Regal air conditioning

I think you may have a clogged orifice tube (possible compressor failure starting) this can be checked with a system pressure test.
When an expansion valve or block fails, always replace the drier. Also flush the condenser and liquid lines.

Posted on May 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Air conditioning does not blow cold air all the time

your high pressure switch is faulty. the part is about 50$

Posted on May 13, 2009

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Hi have an 04 hyundai tiburon i dont know where to locate where to put freon for my aid condtioner


STEPS TO CHARGING YOUR CARS COOLING SYSTEM:

STEP 1) Look under the hood of you car on the left side of your cars engine. There should be two stainless steel lines coming from a stainless steel cylinder to your cars compressor. The two lines have plastic dust caps on them sometimes they are blue or black. Usally the black has the larger diameter tubing that runs between the evaporator and the compressor. This will be the port that you hook the refrigerant hose up to.

STEP 2) Start your cars engine after you have secured the hose hook up to the air conditioner line port. Once the cars engine is running, turn your cars AC on to Max cool. Shake the can of coolant well. The gauge on the can of coolant should read in the blue but if it is in the green your air conditioners pressure will be between 0-25 pounds per square inch. This means you will have to add refrigerant to the compressor.

If your cars air conditioner pressure is in the blue. The system has the proper amount of refrigerant and you do not need to add. If the gauge reads in the yellow you may want to seek professional help because refrigerant is not what is wrong with the unit and is probably something more technical and most likely something that you do not want to attempt to do on your own. The red on the gauge means do not add any refrigerant at all and to seek professional help.

STEP 3) If the pressure of your air conditioning system is in the green it means it is safe to add the refrigerant. You should wait for your air conditioning compressor to switch on before squeezing the trigger to add the coolant. When the compressor switches off then release the trigger and repeat until your pressure gauge on the coolant can says that the coolant is in the proper range. If the needle on the gauge is in the top part of the blue you have successfully charged your cars air conditioning unit.

STEP 4) Release the attachment from the tubing port and replace the dust cap back in it's proper place and you are done. The cars air should be cool and your compressor should cut off and on less often. If problems persist you should consult a mechanic or someone that has experience with air conditioning systems.

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Air condition blowing hot air. Type of car: 2003 nissan pathfinder 4x4. Should I replace/add coolant?


Lack of Coolant wouldn't cause your AC to blow hot air.

You may have a vaccum leak in your dash board that is causing your heater to remain stuck.

If not this, then you will have to have your AC recharged. You can purchase a recharging kit from your local auto parts store! Fortunately, your vehicle can use the newer type of AC Recharging kits so you have many options!

Good luck and I hope this helped!

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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

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The air conditioning doesnt work it just blows hot air even with the ac on. i dont know whats wrong with it if everything needs to be replaced or just something simple. i know nothing about cars


What I would try first is recharge the a/s system, your car came with R12 freon, that type of freon is impossible to get these days, so you will need a retro fit kit to convert it to 134A freon, the kit will have two 134a fittings that screw on to your R12 port, so that the 134a recharge hose will go on, the low side will be the one your add freon through, it will be the thinker hose of the two, the thin one is the high side stay away from that one, you will also need one can of freon (134a), if it works, it might work for a while till the freon leaks out again, then you will have to take it it for repair, but this way you know it's just a leak and every thing else works.Good luck, let me know if I can be of more help.

Jun 27, 2010 | 1992 Honda Accord

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My daughter purchased a 92 olds cutlass ciera - air conditioning


Just go to the auto store and add one can of R134a. Buy a cheap kit that has a hose and a gage. Add to the low pressure side with the engine running. The hose will only fit on the low pressure side anyway. Watch the gage to see if it stays on "OK" range.

report results.

It won't matter if you add R134a to an R12 system. You may need 2 cans. 14 oz each.

May 21, 2010 | 1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera

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My air condition want' blow out cold air i try


If your car is more than a few years old, it probably has a leak or a worn compressor. You can add too much freon for the system. It needs to be vacuumed down to a negative pressure before adding freon, and then checked for compressor function and leaks. You may need to take it in to a reputable shop.

Apr 08, 2010 | 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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Air conditioning system is not colling the car ? what do Ineed to do ?


i need to know how is not cooling the car?
is the fan blowing air or is the blowing air not cold?
it probably isnt cold.lets try that.
put a set of 134a ac gauges on the system and verify pressures.if it has low freon you may hear the compressor turning on and off.if so for sure its low and you will just need to add freon.
go get a 134a fron fill kit not the conversion kit.
and begin to fill untill the comp stays on and air is blowing cold.then stop filling and enjoy.
do not over fill as this will cause it to not cool again.

Jun 12, 2009 | 2002 Toyota Camry

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My air conditioning blows hot air. Won't accept


Is the system low on Freon? If not, you most likely have a bad A/C compressor, or a bad low pressure switch.

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97 Ford Econoline air conditioning and vent settings blowing hot


I know from experience that if the coolant is to low ( not just the freon levels in the compresor but the antifreeze/coolant level as well) the AC system will not cool and will blow hot. Check the coolant Antifreeze and freon levels, even with the Coolant being a little low my 1998 Ford E150 Van will blow hot. After you have ruled out of these possibilities and the chance it is the thermostat most likely the problem is what Ford calls the "Flap" it controls the air flow through the vent system when you switch from Heat to AC. When the Flap is working it closes off one systems air flow so as to not interfere with the current climate selection.

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