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Old 07-22-2011, 05:26 AM
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i just got new hoses and a new compressor and can't understand why it is not getting cold. i hear the air after i shut the car off but somebody told me thats normal....anyway when i put the gauge into my canister it shows it is full of freon....does that mean it doesn't have a leak? i bought the compressor second hand...its gotta be that or a leak....
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Old 07-22-2011, 05:27 AM
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can you hear the compressor kick on?
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Old 07-22-2011, 06:28 AM
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yes and i see it spinning
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Old 07-22-2011, 06:41 AM
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might have a corroded connector somewhere/bad switch
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Old 07-22-2011, 06:53 AM
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you don't think its a leak? what switch? the fan and compressor turn on...
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Old 07-22-2011, 07:04 AM
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Default Re: ac isn't working

If the freon is low it will not work properly. Certain things I don't buy used. Good luck.
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Old 07-22-2011, 05:40 PM
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Did you vacumn the system down before you put the freon in?
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Old 07-23-2011, 05:52 AM
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i put a screwdriver in the canister until no more air came out then i put the freon in
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Old 07-23-2011, 06:01 AM
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LOL you did what?!
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Old 07-23-2011, 06:15 AM
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i put a screwdriver in the canister until no more air came out then i put the freon in
wow epic fail!...you need to go to an ac shop from now on...it needs to be hooked up to an ac machine to vaccum the system down and then recharge it
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Old 07-23-2011, 06:16 AM
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Default Re: ac isn't working

Perhaps it's time to bring it to an AC shop if that's how you serviced it before? What do you mean "you hear the air after you shut the truck off"??
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Old 07-23-2011, 09:41 AM
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they are going to charge me a arm and a leg...is there any other way?? anything i can get at autozone...
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Old 07-23-2011, 10:32 AM
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No there is nothing you can buy at Autozone. I asked what you mean by "you hear air after you shut the truck off".
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they are going to charge me a arm and a leg...is there any other way?? anything i can get at autozone...
nope
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Old 07-23-2011, 12:08 PM
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No there is nothing you can buy at Autozone. I asked what you mean by "you hear air after you shut the truck off".
Probably just back pressure from the system charging while the truck is running bleeding off after it's shut off. Should only last a couple of seconds.
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