HOW DO I MAKE MY A/C COOL NORMALLY WITHOUT AFFECTING THE ENGINE?

  • Tiny
  • Onyema
  • 1997 Toyota Rav4
  • 130,000 miles

My a/c stopped normal cooling, it cools only in the mornings or evenings and that has stopped for the worse. Whenever I put it on the engine rev and temp increase and it does not cool.

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 AT 12:28 PM

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  • Tiny
  • mhpautos
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Have the system leak checked, you may be low on refrigerant gas, do not just add from a bottle as the system must have a specific amount of refregrant to work correctly, to much is as bad as not enough refrigerant.

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Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 AT 9:32 PM
  • Tiny
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Just how much gas is then needed for the RAV4 spec?

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Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 AT 2:59 AM
  • Tiny
  • mhpautos
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Total charge weight is 1.53 Lbs (0.7Kg)of R-134a Refrigerant.

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Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 AT 6:45 AM

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