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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Jun 30th, 00, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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My air conditioner has quit all of a sudden, after working fine since it had been converted over to R134a last year. My car is a 1987 Z28 (305TPI). The compressor does not kick in, so I was wondering if it quits when the R134A stuff is low. Does anyone know if this is correct & where should I try to add the stuff ((Which is high pressure end & which low pressure end)).. Thanks
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Jul 2nd, 00, 04:26 PM
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RadarRunner, Take it to a shop and get it checked. It could be as simple as the clutch cycling switch or it could be low on refrigerant. Too many things to list here.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Jul 3rd, 00, 03:37 PM
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R-134 is also "thinner" than R-12 making it easier to leak out. Often it doesn't leave oil around a spot where it leaks out. Best to leave it to the pros on this one. Not only is can charging dangerous,it is not precise. Even a slight overcharge can make your a/c perform badly. When we recharge a retrofitted system,(after finding and repairing the leak) We use the gauges and system performance to find the ultimate refridgerant charge. Hope this helps-Dan
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