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Summer is here and im trying to fix my A/C...

My first problem was i was missing the high side hose off the compressor. $70 later, im back in business. I try to charge the A/C, and come to find out, my A/C compressor isnt cutting on. Had to ghetto a wire system to the compressor to the battery just to charge it. I buy 3 cans of R134A at $8 each, fill her up, and yaaa!! i get cold A/C! Shut off the engine and i hear a hissing. I have a pin hole in the high side hose. So now i need a new high side hose. Looks like more window rolling down. :banghead.

Not a big rant, but absolutely ticked me off. Rant over.
 

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AC is great when it works, but it starts to be a real pain in the ass when there is leaks. It leaked out on my f150 and I just charged it back up and it only lasted a week. I said **** it after that.
 

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Quick way to find out if your AC will hold a charge is to pull a vacum on it...and see if it holds steady. If so chances are it'll hold refrigerent...

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that sucks, but thank god your not out here in AZ it's been 110 out here past few days:thumbup
 

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Quick way to find out if your AC will hold a charge is to pull a vacum on it...and see if it holds steady. If so chances are it'll hold refrigerent...

KC
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And you ought to vacuum it anyway to remove any moisture before charging it. The tiniest amount of moisture can cause it to not work.
 

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no u cant use the shop vac for it
I can't tell if you're being sarcastic or not, but when you pull a vacume on an AC system, it will pull the moisture out of the AC system. Water boils in a vacume, therefore if you do this on an AC system, the moisture turns to vapor/steam and is removed from the AC lines/pump accumulator etc...

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Yup. Pull it down to 30" of vacuum and watch the gauge for about 1 hour. If the needle moves at all, you have a leak. If not, then the vacuum will pull the refrigerant into the system. Problem solved.
 
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