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Recharging the air conditioner

I purchased an aftermarket recharge kit for my 2000 windstar. i assumed it would come with detailed directions, but did not. Any help would be appreciated. I was told I have to put the kit on the low pressuer line, but don't know which is which. I was also told you have to be careful not to overcharge on the high pressure side, how do i know? Tks

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    which one is lower ac line

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With aftermarket kits, you can't screw it up. The fittings are two different sizes so you can only hook it up one way. They sell new kits that have gauges built onto them to show you when to stop putting freon in. That should prevent you from overfilling.

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