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may have overcharged a/c

so i accidently leaned on the low release a few weeks ago when i replaced the throttle position sensor cause on the 2.5 its dead in the middle of the damn engine bay and a ***** to get the PHILLIPS SCREWS on the BACK of the damn thing (yeah fu ford for that one)

so i get the recharge kit, check first with the gauge, and the ****s at "20%" ... so i put the can of r134a on there, and its slowly going in and all of a sudden the gauge shoots up to "the red zone"

should i relase all the refrig out of there and try to rechrage it from empty? or take it to the pros before i **** it up ... the a/c is super cold now but i dont wanna run it if it may be overcharged.
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Well for sure its illegal to release it on your own - you need a containment rigging to catch what refrigerant you release.. And taking it to the "pro" shops is super expensive.. but they may be able to release it for free - since they can jsut resell the refrigerant they pull out. If they charge you for it that would be rather retarded..
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yea i heard that, although from what im told the r134 isnt near as bad for the enviornment as the old r12 stuff
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you did have the engine on and compressor cycling when you filled it right?
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you did have the engine on and compressor cycling when you filled it right?
sure did ... left it running for 5 minutes before even hooking the gauge up as the guy i bought the stuff from said
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figure this could use a bump
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Are you sure the system was empty? how many lbs of freon does it hold?
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