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Join date : 2009-08-06
Age : 43
Location : Farmington NY.

PostSubject: Finally have cold air!   Fri May 31, 2013 10:18 pm

The compressor clutch failed a few weeks after getting my wagon in February/March of '09. I put a a/c delete pulley on it and it's been that way since last August. I installed a new comp., lines, and a receiver/dryer. I finally got around to getting the system charged last week, and it's working great.
I first charged the system with nitrogen to check for leaks... found one, fixed that. Charged it again, no leaks, then I pulled a vacuum on it for about an hour, and charged it up with some new R134A. It was 91* F today and the a/c was blowing out at about 48-49*F while driving around. The car got hot in traffic though, seems the primary fan went on a permanent vacation. I love the cold air santa

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Location : Littleton, NH & St. Simons, GA

PostSubject: Re: Finally have cold air!   Fri May 31, 2013 11:21 pm

I have to do that to my Caprice Wagon. When I bought it, it had a AC delete pulley also. Maybe this winter.

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PostSubject: Re: Finally have cold air!   Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:08 am

Good job Mike,49 degrees is going to be great this summer!
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Location : Huntsville, AL

PostSubject: Re: Finally have cold air!   Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:17 am

I did all this work to my 9C1 over the winter after the original compressor shaft seal started to leak. Definitely worth it, and not as hard as one might think.
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Location : Muskoka, Ontario

PostSubject: Re: Finally have cold air!   Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:52 am

Looks like you have the right equipment to do the job properly.

One tip for the future: if you connect the pump to the gauge port with the Schrader valve with a second yellow hose, the pump can evacuate any moisture-laden air from the fill hose too. Also, if you don't have a second yellow hose, keep a cap on the Schrader valve port. Those valves are designed to seal against positive pressure, not vacuum.
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PostSubject: Re: Finally have cold air!   Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:50 am

Nice job, and smart move using the fan when charging! Old trick that we used alot at the shops!!

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