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Can You Recharge Your AC With Freon?
By Matthew Wright. Auto Repair Expert
Matthew Wright, your About.com Guide to Auto Repair, has been trained in both journalism and auto repair, with extensive experience in both fields. He attended Georgia State University’s well known school of journalism, where he studied newswriting. Prior to this he worked for years in the automotive industry, running a repair facility in Atlanta before moving to the great state of New York. Read more
Before you set out to recharge your car s air conditioning system, you need to be sure your car uses the newer R134 (not the older R12 refrigerant). The best way to determine this is to check your car s owners manual, or you can consult your repair manual. You do have a repair manual, don t you? It s a must for do-it-yourself auto repair.
If your car was manufactured after 1994, chances are you re in the R134 camp.
If your car uses the older R12 refrigerant, you should take it to a repair shop and have it converted to the newer stuff so you can be in the cool again.
If your AC system is R134 equipped, read on and we ll help you recharge your air conditioning so you ll be away from the blowing warm blues.
*If you have refilled your AC system before, and find yourself needing a recharge again today, you might want to check it for leaks. For a primer on the air coniditioning system itself, check out How Does My AC Work .