Question about Dodge Ram 1500
Yes you can but take the car to an HVAC repair shop or auto shop that does repairs and have them remove the coolant first. Then when you are done have them refill it if they are willing to do that. You need a license to purchase refrigerant nowadays anyway. The shop will likely want to leak test your work unless you are a pro or have leak detection equipment for the refrigerant you will use. I don't know about scams but Freon was the original CFC and is made with Fluorine AND Chlorine which are two very dangerous chemicals R134 is made without Fluorine. Fluorine in the environment makes Hydrofluoric acid which can dissolve glass and flesh with abandon It is truly nasty stuff relatively speaking. R12 may have worked a bit better but it was ozone depletive AND dangerous to manufacture. R12 is still available but is very expensive . To discourage the kind of opem air venting that was the way in the pastt. Refrigerants can be evacuated from chillers and reused
Posted on Apr 02, 2012
Replacing the compressor is strictly a mechanical task but recharging the system isn't and if there is still coolant in the system, it shouldn't be vented into ambient air.
Although Dupont managed to get the old coolant type banned, they only did it so they could sell us the new stuff (R134) which, for some reason, ALSO says on the containers that it STILL shouldn't be released into the atmosphere. The whole change was a scam perpetrated on us by collusion between the EPA and Dupont.
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