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AC in The Way.

I am pulling a 3.0 out of a 99 stepside reg. cab 2wd. The AC pump is in the way with its cross hose as well. I need to remove it anyways (whole AC system), but I can't move the truck to a shop to have it evac'd, and I don't want to open the schrader and walk away. Any suggestions?
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A little freon isn't gonna hurt anyone. Just open the valve, or pop off a line. Wear goggles.
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Since it's a 99, it will have R-134a, that's the NON- ozone depleting refrigerant. You'll be fine. All vehicles 1994 & newer use it.
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or, you can remove the entire a/c system without undoing any lines. just have to take the heater box off the firewall as well.
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see how easy this is? listen to troy, he is right
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they showed it done on trucks when they started "rolling thunder" then, you can probably just take it to a place that will reclaim the freon.
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A little freon isn't gonna hurt anyone. Just open the valve, or pop off a line. Wear goggles.
And gloves to prevent frost bite.
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