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Old 11-08-2003, 10:44 PM   #11
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The problem with the retrofit kits and the recharge kits is that they have no pressure gauge and no way of repairing a leak. Also the instructions they give are not detailed enough. The A/C system in a car is touchy and complicated, so I recommend going to an experienced A/C technician to have that type of work done on your car.
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funny you should ask this question I tested my 97 a few months ago when it was hot out. When it was 85 outside, the air coming out of my vents on MAX AC was 39 degrees. My old car, an 88 LeSabre got down into the low 30'*. The vents would actually frost a little when the car was newer.
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The problem with the retrofit kits and the recharge kits is that they have no pressure gauge and no way of repairing a leak. Also the instructions they give are not detailed enough. The A/C system in a car is touchy and complicated, so I recommend going to an experienced A/C technician to have that type of work done on your car.
When i say recharge kit i don't mean to fix a leak, i mean to recharge, incase mine isn't cold enough, or unused. My system was converted over to R134a 7/02 and There are times where it doesn't seem as cold as it should.
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Could that possibly be because of a leak?

Especially with retrofits, pressure is important because the refrigerant capacity becomes unknown. How much more refrigerant should you put in there?
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Could that possibly be because of a leak?

Especially with retrofits, pressure is important because the refrigerant capacity becomes unknown. How much more refrigerant should you put in there?
Hmmm.... ...Good point...
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MN, if you have the auto climate control, you can extract the fault codes using the procedure in Techinfo. It'll tell you if you have long-term freon loss. This only works on the 92/93.
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Could that possibly be because of a leak?

Especially with retrofits, pressure is important because the refrigerant capacity becomes unknown. How much more refrigerant should you put in there?
Well the A/C was revamped completely, a lil more then ay year ago. Maybe i'm just being silly....
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If you have low refrigerant, it can only be because of a leak.

With very slow leaks, it is often cost effective simply to top the refrigerant off, especially if it is R-134a. However, bigger leaks should be repaired.

Also, there are varying levels of retrofits. Depending upon how it was done, it can really have an effect on the overall performance of the system.
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