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How to recharge/convert freon on a 86 ford thunderbird?

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The correct way would be complete retrofit which means changing the condenser, the receiver drier, the expansion valve, valve plates and compressor oil. then flushing the evaporator and recharge. There are shortcuts to this but not recommended. You can just remove the compressor, drain the oil, measure the oil and replace with polyolester oil. Then vacuum the system for a good 30 min and recharge. If you have the correct equipment you should do a flush and purge a couple of times. Hope this helps.

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