Yes I recharged my freon after replacing the a/c compressor and dryer unit
Also replaced the relay for clutch. It seems that the clutch is woring fine kicking on took in all the freon when I started to recharged she kicked in but still blowing hot air. It seems like heater control valve is not doing what it supposed do, or maybe a vacum leak, or even possibly a climate controller. It seems that as soon as the cool hits the opening point on my thermostat she blows even hotter.. can you call me at 434 996 9991 ?
An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points
An expert that got 10 achievements.
An expert that got 5 achievements.
An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.
Re: yes I recharged my freon after replacing the a/c...
Sorry joey, as much as i want to help out, i won't be able to call you because i am overseas. but if in case, i will get as much information about your car issue and i will post it right away for your reference.
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
The accumulator or dryer looks like a long cylinder, it has a pressure switch on it and two wires attached to it. pull the wired molex off, with the ac set on max cooling, jump out the two wires with a wire or paperclip, if the clutch on the ac compressor engages, check the cab to see if its cooling, if it does cool the switch needs to be replaced, if it does not cool, you may need freon, and there could be a sign of a leak in your system, that can be best checked with ac manifold guages. the low pressure switch is there for safety if the canistor or accumulator is low or has no freon the switch opens up and keeps the clutch from running so that the compressor will not burn up. good luck!
It is a rather pain in the **** to repair and replace a faulty compressor clutch. I'd get the price for both at a service center that specializes in a/c repairs and also make sure if it is rebuilt what kind of guarantee or warranty is offered as well
You should not have to jump compressor to recharge a/c system, when adding freon low pressure switch will kick compr on, if it's not kicking on or it read low freon on your dash, replace both low pressure switch's, both sit along fire wall from left to right on a thin a/c line, when replacing these switch's make sure what ever freon in system is recover.
OK, the requirement of Freon is 2 cans...as for the Cold/Hot problem, a little info first; the PCM controls the AC clutch (adjusts the IAC, Idle Air Control valve to speed up the idle when turning on the AC unit, and slows down the idle after turning off the AC unit), also the PCM controls the relay that cycles the AC clutch. My experience has been that the relay is "going South". This bad boy is in the fuse block in the engine compartment by the Air Filter box. The relay is an inexpensive item, and if you live where the AC unit is used frequently, I would recommend it being replaced every 3-5 years. Be sure to check with the mechanic to make sure he properly recharged the system, and if so, try these ideas.
Just change the clutch, its not that hard of a job. If you change the whole unit you will have to vacuum pump the whole thing down. And replace the freon. Just change the clutch. you might want to check the saftey switch that stops you from running with out freon.
Check A/C compressor relay. When you say it seems to be full of gas(freon) have you actually put a pressure gauge on the system? If the pressure is too low, the compressor will not engage. If the compressor relay is functioning, check for power at the compressor clutch. If it has power to it and it still is not engaging, the A/C clutch may need replacing. It is usually almost as economical to replace the complete compressor with clutch installed than to just purchase a clutch. Keep in mind if you replace the compressor you should also replace the receiver/dryer also referred to as the accumulator.
With the engine NOT running, pull the connection to the compressor clutch and hit the terminals with 12 volts from the battery. If the clutch clicks it's OK and probably is not working because of a low freon interlock if there is one.
You said you added a can of freon...... was the clutch working when you did this? If it all went sour when you added the can , could you have done it wrong and dumped the rest of the freon?