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A/C Self Refill

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by endlesszeal, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. endlesszeal

    endlesszeal Senior Member

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    So my a/c hasnt been recharged since we got it new in 00. I was wondering if those DIY kits at wal-mart work well? Some people claim its the same thing as the shops so if it is, i rather try doing it myself than pay $80 for "labor."
     
  2. George777

    George777 ^^ Likes Bewbies

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    I recharged mine once from the kit you can buy at Wal-Mart. Worked good for about a week, then didn't want to work right. I ended up bringing it to the dealership and getting it done, and it was perfect after that.

    Could have been my car, could have been materials, who knows.
     
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    FLounder power hungry VIP

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    i have had mixed results with the DIY recharge kits. on my girls VW it didnt really work at all. but on a DA i used to have it worked great. walmart will recharge your ac for you for $35 and they check everything out for leaks too. thats what we ended up doing with my girls VW.
     
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    awptickes unimpressed by you VIP

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    If the 'kit' comes with a vacuum pump, and accurate manometer, then go for it.

    If not, bring it to any mechanic with a r134a reclamation system. It'll probably cost about $60, and take an hour.
     
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