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Old 08-25-2010
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AC HELPPPP!!!

I had to take the ac line of to fix a piece of hosing got it fixed and put it back on but now the ac compressor wont kick on and off and it isnt locked up please help i would really like to have ac again its hot in Alabama.
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you gota recharge your system
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a/c system should be evacuated and recharged after line removal.
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pretty much wahts been said... and for the love of god dont get that damn kit you can get at autozone!!!!!!!!!
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ding ding ding

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you're ac system needs to be vacuumed down and recharged
should cost around $50-$60 dollars at a shop
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how do you get it to take freon if the compressor isnt kicking on
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the compressor has a high and low pressure switch

it won't kick on if there is too much or too little pressure
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i recharged with the autozone kit. didn't vac out first, not as cold as before but at least it works.
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is there a way to vaccum it out yourself?
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the stuff from auto zone is just something that will mimic refrigerant, they are basically useless unless you have a leak, and then its still useless, you really dont have to vac out on a system this small, its still good to do it because it will prolong everything, but the best thing to do would be to find someone or a shop that can put actual refrigerant into the system, it will run colder and helps keep your system working better
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vacuum basicly boils the moisture in the system and you can check for a leak as well, that is all it does. moisture in the system wont make it cool as well.
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considering those dumb kits are what...25 bucks. and getting a vac/recharge at a shop will cost 50-75 bucks and be colder and last much longer. its a no brainer.
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considering those dumb kits are what...25 bucks. and getting a vac/recharge at a shop will cost 50-75 bucks and be colder and last much longer. its a no brainer.
def agree, and also those cheap kits have sealer in them, which makes things very difficult to flush out a system.
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well i just pored denat alcohol through the works so that took out all the moisture thanks for all the info everyone
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