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Old 01-29-2011, 06:16 PM   #1
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Is there a way to evacuate the a/c line with out going to the mechanic? I had to buy a new compressor and I don't want to pay 200 to have it done. Dealer wanted 900 for a new compressor and labor plus freon and oil.
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Old 01-29-2011, 06:20 PM   #2
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Take it to a professional. If not, you will ruin your new compressor.
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Thought if I opened up one end of the high side that it will blow the air out while I am
Filling it up with the r134a and oil. If that would work basically the same as them having a machine on it. I could be wrong.
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You also need to change out the accumulator/drier,flush the system, and put it under vacuum to boil any moisture out of the system.

There's a bunch of other things that need done also. If not done right,you will be throwing away your money.
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Only a a/c machine car drain it properly, and trust me you don't want to do it yourself. It's still winter so a lot of places would give you a good deal on a a/c service.
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Why so I need to change all that other stuff out if my compressor went bad. The lines haven't been open but only for today.
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Put some refrigerant in and see what happens.
It's your money,not mine.
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Just asking why. If that stuff didn't go bad then why change it?
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Are you a mechanic
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No. But I stayed at a Holiday Inn last night.

Here's some good reading. It's easier than trying to explain it.
http://www.autoacsystems.com/_faqs/d...ompressor.html
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