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Old 05-17-2009, 12:15 PM
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A/C Recharge

I did a rough search, but couldn't find what I really was searching for.

Anyway, I was thinking I need to recharge my A/C because it hasn't been blowing as cold as it used to for almost a year. I took a ride in Spike's car and his cabin got a lot cooler then mine did in the same amount of time under all the same conditions.

My question is: What happens if you put too much "freon" or refrigerant into the A/C system?

I know I have some in the system because it does get cold, but not very quickly. Don't want to pay to get the system flushed and what not.

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Old 05-17-2009, 12:29 PM
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i seen all them refills at walmart. try it. AT YOUR OWN RISK!!MUAHAHAHAHAHAH

Naw i remember some one here tried it and failed and it blew up? and i heard from someone else if you do it right it's all good.
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mine started blowing hot air about a month ago. i needed to take it to the dealer to have my moonroof check because it rattles alot, so i figure i'll have them charge it while i'm there.

they charged me $125 to charge the a/c & told me my moonroof was fine...sigh...i should've known better than to take that short cut thru the park so late at night...sigh...i was my fault...sigh
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Old 05-23-2009, 01:31 AM
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So what happens if you put too much in?
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Old 05-23-2009, 02:35 AM
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^^ i heard if you put too much in...your car turns in to the snow monster and eats birds and cats.

Nah in all honesty...i think its bad to overcharge the ac.
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Old 05-23-2009, 03:21 AM
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You can buy the A/C recharge cans for $20 at Advance auto parts and they come with the gauge so that you cannot really overcharge the system.

Just loosen the cap and hook up the can and push the button, pretty easy and saves you some money.
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But my problem is that I don't know how much is in there currently so I don't know how much to put in.

I was planning on getting the recharge kit from checkers or something. They're everywhere!
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Yeah, I would just buy the bottle and check it with the gauge. You would probably need some in there if you felt it being colder in another altima.
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But my problem is that I don't know how much is in there currently so I don't know how much to put in.

I was planning on getting the recharge kit from checkers or something. They're everywhere!
when i bought my alti it was in the winter so i couldn't test the a/c. of course when it started getting hot down here, i realized the a/c wasn't working correctly.

i bought the walmart freon stuff and it comes with a gauge that will tell you if you have too little, enough, or too much freon in the system. i had none! so i pumped that stuff in the system and my a/c was icy!

i recommend the walmart stuff.
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Old 05-23-2009, 04:35 AM
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sweet!!!! mine has not been blowing cold at all and i have been dreading going to the dealer to fix it. . . autozone here i come (whenever i get a damned day off)
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I use this MEASURE & CHRG A/C by Interdynamics - Part 7010015 - Advance Auto Parts

and it works.
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It's a closed system. The bigger question for people recharging is where is the R134a going..

On a side note the AC clutch could be slipping a bit if you use the AC quite a bit of the time..
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Old 05-23-2009, 09:16 AM
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Sweet! Thanks for the help! I didn't know the gauge would tell me how much I had in the system. I thought it just measured the amount going in.
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Old 05-23-2009, 12:48 PM
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^^ do it and tell me how it goes our Ac line is super easy to find.
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Old 05-24-2009, 12:25 AM
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yeah let me know too i need to take care of this and wanna know how easy it is to do, i dont have much free time anymore lol
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