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Thread: A/C Help

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    My A/C messed up about a month ago. After reading a few websites it sounds like my A/C is low on freon. So what do I need to buy to charge it? I want to Flush it and charge it. I was thinking I should do a Stop leak and odor eliminator also. I have someone that can do it. I just need to get all the stuff. So how many cans of each thing would I need to buy?
    Bagged 06 Silverado Crew Cab.

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    I think the law would be the same as it is here, the freon must be drawn out by a shop and also recharged by them. It is an Ozone thing!
    Happy 2 Wheeler!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireRed View Post
    I think the law would be the same as it is here, the freon must be drawn out by a shop and also recharged by them. It is an Ozone thing!
    Where are you at? From what I've read it depends on what type. I guess R12 is illegal to buy without a License and has to be drawn and recharged by a shop. And R134 is legal.
    Bagged 06 Silverado Crew Cab.

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    Your truck uses R134 and it has a leak. The best thing to do is take it to a shop that can charge it with a dye so the leak can be found. Also, once you have a leak the system needs to be evacuated, repaired and then the exact amount of freon replaced. Just adding freon to a leaking system is a waste of time and money as well as polluting the ozone.
    Jim

    2004 SILVERADO 2500HD LS
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmiee View Post
    Your truck uses R134 and it has a leak. The best thing to do is take it to a shop that can charge it with a dye so the leak can be found. Also, once you have a leak the system needs to be evacuated, repaired and then the exact amount of freon replaced. Just adding freon to a leaking system is a waste of time and money as well as polluting the ozone.
    Do you know around how much it would cost?
    Bagged 06 Silverado Crew Cab.

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    Call around. Some shops offer a special. I have seen A/C checks for $29.95 in the Houston Market and $39.95 in the SFO bay area market.
    Jim

    2004 SILVERADO 2500HD LS
    Pro Comp Leveling Kit
    285-75-16 Cooper ST All Terrains
    Pro Comp Programmer
    Bilstein Shocks
    Linux Bed Liner
    Tinted Windows



    Other rides:

    1967 Landcruiser <350 Chevy>
    1970 Camaro
    1990 Geo Metro Convertible
    2007 FJ Cruiser

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