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Old 06-13-2011, 03:20 AM   #1
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I have a 2001 and the a/c isnt blowing cold anymore. What do I need to do to recharge it and how is this done? Also is there any thing else I should do to the truck to help out the a/c?
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Just follow the directions on the Can cheap to buy at any autoparts store or walmart. Just when you do it look for Leaks I beleive all recharge kits have some sort of die in them. I think with it being an 01 you just need to refill the freon.. Super easy.
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Is your compressor engaging?
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The Cheapo can of 134 from Walmart is your starting point. If you have lost a lot of 134, you have a leak somewhere (seals most likely). Leaks do more than just let the coolant out, they let moisture in. If you have moisture in your system, you will just ruin other parts (like your very expensive compressor) when you run your system after you charge it.

If your compressor is engaging before you put the Walmart coolant in, you might be okay, but if your compressor is not engaging now, you got issues.

Troubleshooting on your own is okay, but if you don't have the right tools (like an evacuation system and gauges) you are just P _ _ _ ing in the wind trying to fix the system on your own.

Some things are just better handled by professionals now a days...
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