Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Blairsville, PA
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I have about 500 bucks in my AC system, and thats with a shop doing the work. Some things are best left to a shop. new seals, accumulator, sensors, and compressor.
However, that is strange. And yes, sometimes aftermarket companies sell inferior seals and such, so its possible that its the wrong orfice tube.
But your saying it wont take a full charge? Also, R134a works on weight, not pressure. If a refrigerant system calls for 2 oz's of refridgerant, then thats all it should take, add too much more and your going to blow the system. Also, the truck needs to be completely COLD when doing it. Let the truck sit for a few hours and cool off if your driving it.
AC is a bastard, and as mechanically inclined as I am, I wont touch one.
Too many projects. Too little time...