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Old 06-21-2005, 03:39 PM   #1
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Air conditioning diminishing. Dealer says needs retrofit at cost of $350 or more as system never required attention in 12 years and new colling agent is now necessary.

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Does it still blow kinda cold? What are the vent temps? You can go to wallmart and buy a cheap kit and do it yourself. If the vent temps are still kinda cold, you would be better off trying to find some R12.

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Air conditioning diminishing. Dealer says needs retrofit at cost of $350 or more as system never required attention in 12 years and new colling agent is now necessary.

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I'd say if you can afford it, have the dealer convert to R-134a, and do the A/C service. Let'* face it, to get twelve years out of an automobile air conditioning system w/o servicing, it owes you nothing. Good luck with it.
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Buy a cheap gage at walmart. It'* like a tire gage. Good is 30 -45# at the low side (near the aluminum can). might just need freon.
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Buy a cheap gage at walmart. It'* like a tire gage. Good is 30 -45# at the low side (near the aluminum can). might just need freon.
I'm sure in 1985 you can get freon at every corner drugstore, but in 2005 its a little hard to come by!
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I'll sell ya mine. I bought a real set of gauges..

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