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Ronniebebe
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Jul 18, 2005, 3:55 PM

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Air condition 9o Chrysler Sign In

I have a 1990 Chrysler v-6 eng. I believe a 3.0 eng. Everything is power. My question is: the airconditioner is blowing out just cool air,so there must be a leak in the seals. I don't want to put a great expense into this car so ,could l myself recharge the airconditioner and get by for the rest of this summer. Was thinking of going to Pep Boys and getting the kit. Whats your opinion on this. Thanks for any advice. Ron. Cool

Have a nice day.

(This post was edited by Ronniebebe on Jul 18, 2005, 3:58 PM)


Tom Greenleaf
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Jul 18, 2005, 5:32 PM

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Yes you can and they sell these kits everywhere. Just don't add any sealers or condtioners - just pure stuff right now. They are well known as "Death Kits" but they can work if you use your head. Get the hose with a gauge on it and if ANYTHING seems wrong STOP! At 15 years old you may NOT have a leak worth going nuts to fix. If a well thought out and done boost lasts a good time I say go for it. If it doesn't you need something fixed.

Hit back if you need some more help. Stay safe with these products, -- Directions with this stuff lacks badly so ask away,



Ronniebebe
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Jul 18, 2005, 6:32 PM

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Tom, thanks for your advice. Need one more answer. What kind of coolant is in this air conditioner.Is it the R134a type or something different. Not sure if this is the freon type or the new stuff they use now.
I use to drive big trucks ,been out of it now for about 5 years .Don't know any mechanics anymore. So no one to ask. Ron.Wink
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Tom Greenleaf
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Jul 18, 2005, 11:29 PM

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I should have noticed the model year. Car was made new with R-12 and most over the years have been converted to 134a. The fittings are completely differerent as not to mix them up. Sorry for the oversight on that - you certainly need to know what kind of refrigerant you have to continue. Model year 1993 was the switch year and could have either.

If you are still R-12 and just a touch low you may need to get some help from an A/C shop as it's no longer sold to the general public - the little can taps are but NOT the product If so I'd pay for a boost rather than make the investment in a now obsolete product. It's possible that the car has a less common "Freeze 12" which is NOT the same thing but should be marked.

If the fittings look like plumbing threads (they are) it's probably original. The 134a fittings are like air hose fittings that quick connect. Supplies are available everywhere for 134a and if you can't find some R-12 you may want to switch it over. If you want to do this yourself you really should get some help here or somewhere and feel free to email me about this. The kits sold are dangerous and only stick with pure products for now. Consider that it will take some money and a vacuum pump rental to do this vs paying for that. Let me/us know,

AGAIN - it's all important to know what is in your system to proceed - take a look and hit back,



Ronniebebe
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Jul 19, 2005, 4:34 AM

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Re: Air condition 90 Chrysler Sign In

Tanks Tom. Thats very good advice,think l'll let the pro's take care of this one. Its the wife's car,l drive a pick up and the air is very cold. Guess if she wants cool air she'll have to use my truck. But l'll take it to the local repair shop. Again Tom thanks a lot and have a good day. Ron.
Have a nice day.


Tom Greenleaf
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Jul 19, 2005, 8:47 AM

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Just of interest to Ron and others who may read all this..... I take all my own cars to a place for front end alignments as I couldn't possibly justify the $40,000 expense of the equipment! I think they charge about $50 bucks for a responsible alignment. (I haven't had to pay as they want NOT for A/C help)Smile It's "pro bono" both ways!

There's nothing wrong with using a good shop and pay a bit more for stuff that you are unlikely to do a lot of. Almost everyone I know in the car biz is fair and honest. It's very expensive to even do this stuff so give them their due. Just my comment "du jour", Tom

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