How do I make my A/C cool normally without affecting the engine?

Tiny
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  • 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.
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Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 AT 12:28 PM

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Tiny
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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
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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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