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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-14-2001, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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a/c help

i know there are other posts about this but i cant find them any were and i have searched all over

does any one have a way that i can test to see if my a/c is working? i cant see any thing in that little hole so i dont know if its working.
also it doesnt seem the commpressor clutch is moveing it just sits i never saw it move.
the air is cool that comes out of the a/c but just not cold like it should be, do you think it may just be that it needs freeon? how much is it for a new compressor or can you rebuild?

sorry for all the questions but i think you guys can handle it
thanks alot

'95 jeep yj stock as of now but soon to go SOA and new tires/wheels
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 05-14-2001, 09:44 PM
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how about buy a tester- not real expensive that will have a gauge that tells you if it needs charging with freon. i just add a can in my van and camaro. if the compressor is working which it is since you have some cool air- and you can see and hear the clutch engauge on the compressor with hood up.


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Re: a/c help

call around and find a shop that will test/recharge, sometimes walmart service centers do this.

itll probably run $100 or so, but its well worth it since you more than likely arent equipped with testing, recovering/recharging eqipment.

the odds are you dont need a compressor, just have a leak somewhere it might be a fitting or it might be a condensor or coil or someother such expensive thing.

make sure the leak is fixed before they recharge


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post #4 of (permalink) Old 05-14-2001, 11:27 PM
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Your Jeep might have R134A in it and it will not cost as much as R12 to re-charge your unit.
You can also use a jumper to see if compressor kicks-in. Or, buy one of those do-it-yourself re-charge kit and see if that helps. But remember, you don't want to over or under charge your system. Check your sight glass and see if you see any bubbles (if so, then you are low on freon). Go buy a leak ac testing kit, find out where the leak is at and see if you can fix it your self.
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If the compressor is not running, it's probally low. There is a switch that keeps the compressor from running when empty/low to save it from burning up. Yours should have 134a in it being as it's a 95. Try and shoot a can in it. If the compressor starts running, great. If not, take it to a shop. Also keep in mind that if it is low, it has a leak. This stuff does not dissapear w/o a reason. So you might want to think about taking it somewhere anyway. Also, if you are going to try and put some in yourself.........after the first can, add very little (1/4 can) at a time. And make sure that the can stays upright. I'm not sure where the charge ports are on a 95 wrangler but if liquid refrigerant gets to the compressor, it will ruin it. Be carefull too. This stuff can get you hurt if it is overcharged and can blow off all kinds of parts.

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post #7 of (permalink) Old 05-15-2001, 09:12 AM
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The best site is here
http://www.aircondition.com/ (go to D's tech pages)
You can direct your questions to pro's on this forum

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