AC Recharge - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


2000-2005 Discuss your 2000-2005 Bonneville SE, SLE, and SSEi Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-09-2005, 12:56 PM   #1
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 67
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
asdfbadboy is on a distinguished road
Default AC Recharge

Are we able to do this ourselves or does it need to be taken somewhere? Don't they sell charge kits for newer cars at like autozone/walmart?
asdfbadboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2005, 02:51 PM   #2
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Columbia Heights, MN
Posts: 13
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
brian1837 is on a distinguished road
Default

You can buy conversion kits and charge kits but I believe it depends on what state you live in. Example I can buy this stuff in MN, but am pretty sure it'* not available in WI anymore.

You can do it yourself if you have the right tools, but making a mistake releases the refrigerant into the atmosphere so if you don't have the tools/ don't know how to do it correctly, you'd probably be better off taking it in and having it done at a licensed recovery shop.

My opinion anyway...good luck.
brian1837 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2005, 06:32 AM   #3
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Groton, CT _NEBF 05, 06, 07_
Posts: 2,703
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
markwb is on a distinguished road
Default Re: AC Recharge

Quote:
Originally Posted by asdfbadboy
Are we able to do this ourselves or does it need to be taken somewhere? Don't they sell charge kits for newer cars at like autozone/walmart?
You have to ask yourself, why does it need a recharge? Diagnosing A/C system faults should be done by professional service techsnicians, it is a specialized field so to speak. Your car utilizes R134a as refrigerant. The A/C system should be evacuated & leak checked while under vacum (drop test), and other components checked, then re-filled with the correct amount of refrigerant by weight. Unless you are absolutely sure that the charge only needs topping off, I would go to a professional. Just my .02. good luck with it.
markwb is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Eighty-eight A/C recharge vital49 Oldsmobile 3 06-18-2004 06:07 PM
Air Conditioner Recharge Auburn 2000-2005 2 05-13-2004 07:09 PM
Time to recharge the AC? Custom88 General GM Chat 10 04-16-2004 11:23 PM
Last-minute A/C questions before a recharge acg_ssei 1992-1999 16 08-11-2003 12:07 PM
Air Conditioning Recharge Possible? NJJeepYJ 1987-1991 9 08-07-2003 10:17 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:49 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.