2000 Chevrolet Cavalier No power to AC

Tiny
JESSICAREDDRABBIT
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  • 2000 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
  • 249,000 MILES
My AC worked before blowing cold air. Then stopped blowing cold air. Now when I turn the switch. It doesn't do anything. When I Push the AC Burton it doesn't ligh up. I checked the fuses & the power regulators they r good. Please help because it's Hott here in central Cali up to 112° lately
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Thursday, July 4th, 2013 AT 12:50 PM

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Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
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TRYING TO SAVE SOME $$$?

DIY IS OK, AS LONG AS YOU APPROACH IT IN THE CORRECT WAYIF IT GETS TOO COMPLICATED OR OVER YOUR HEAD, SEEK PROFESSIONAL HELP!!!!.........NO NEED IN MESSING THINGS UP WORSE.

IT IS POSSIBLE THAT YOU ARE LOW ON FREON (SOMETIMES REFERRED TO AS "GAS")

IF THIS IS THE ISSUE, THERE IS USUALLY A "FAIL-SAFE" SWITCH THAT SENSES "TOO LOW OF PRESSURE SITUATION" AND DISABLES THE SYSTEM BEFORE DAMAGE CAN BE DONE......THE "LOW PRESSURE SWITCH"

THERE ARE OTHER POSSIBILITIES THAT MAY HAVE YOU SHUT DOWN----BUT THEN, WE ARE GETTING KINDA COMPLICATED......THINGS AN INEXPERIENCED DIYer SORTA DON'T NEED TO BE A-MESSIN' WITH...........IF YOU HAVE A MAJOR LEAK, YOU MOST LIKELY CANNOT FIX THIS YOURSELF

I'M GONNA HIT YOU WITH A FAIRLY EZ WAY TO CHECK YOUR PRESSURE......IF IT IS IN THE "TOO LOW RANGE"..........AND "ADD" A CORRECT AMOUNT OF FREON, IF NEEDED TO GET IT BACK UP TO PAR

I WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND----IF YOUR PRESSURE IS IN THE "GOOD ZONE"..........THIS WILL NOT HELP YOU...........SO DON'T ADD MORE FOR GIGGLES!........YOU CAN MAKE THINGS WORSE!

SEE-UNS HOW YOU ARE IN THE "TRENDY WESTERN STATE"..........JUST READING THIS MAY CAUSE CANCER!

I FEEL SORTA LIKE THAT ADVANCE AUTO PARTS MIGHT BE A STORE THAT IS NOT A STORE AVAILABLE TO YOU

I ALSO WONDER IF THIS PRODUCT IS AVAILABLE TO YOU.........WITH ALL OF THE REGS OUT THERE, THIS MAY REQUIRE A LICENSE TO BUY THIS (I JUST DON'T KNOW)..........ON THE EAST COAST IT IS A OVER-THE-COUNTER THING THAT ANYONE WITH $$$ CAN BUY!

THERE ARE SEVERAL COMPANIES THAT MAKE VERY SIMILAR PRODUCTS (LIKE THE TOP OF THIS ONE).......ONCE THE CAN IS EXPENDED, THE TOP CAN BE RE-USED ON SMALLER LESSER EXPENSIVE FREON CANS...........SO DON'T CHUCK IT IN THE TRASH!!!

I LIKE THIS SORTA SET-UP......IT HAS A LONG HOSE.....IT'S COMPACT......HAS A DECENT GAUGE......THE GAUGE'S OPERATION IS DESIGNED BETTER THAN OTHER TYPES

THE INITIAL PRODUCT HAS "STOP LEAK" (TO SEAL SMALL LEAKS) AND OTHER GOOD ADDITIVES

AFTER IT IS GONE----THE SMALLER CANS ARE AVAILABLE WITH FREON ONLY----STOP LEAK---EVEN DYE TO HELP YOU LOCATE LEAKS

IF YOU CAN OBTAIN THIS PRODUCT OR ONE VERY SIMILAR, AND FOLLOW DIRECTIONS TO THE TEE, YOU MAY BE ABLE TO GET IT WORKIN', ALL BY YOURSELF. LET'S NOT "FORCE IT" OR "STRAY FROM THE INSTRUCTIONS!!!!!!.........ANY DOUBT, SEEK A PRO!

HERE IT IS---THE TOP IS SIMILAR ON OTHER BRANDS!

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_professional-formula-refrigerant-with-gauge-and-hose-(20-oz-)-ac-pro_10034602-p?searchTerm=ac+pro

BELOW THE PIC OF THE PRODUCT IN THE LINK, THERE IS A VIDEO

WATCH IT SEVERAL TIMES, BEFORE YOU BUY OR ATTEMPT THIS.............WATCH IT A FEW MORE TIMES AND DO A DRY RUN, WITH THE PRODUCT "IN HAND".....BEFORE YOU JUST "GO FOR IT !!"

THERE ARE MORE VIDEOS ABOUT THIS PRODUCT AND OTHER SIMILAR ONES ON "YOU TUBE"........"MONKEY SEE, MONKEY DO" IS A BETTER APPROACH THAN ME ATTEMPTING TO GIVE YOU ALL OF THE INSTRUCTIONS IN TEXT.......'LEAST I THINK SO

'BOUT ALL I CAN ADD---IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, I'LL ATTEMPT TO ANSWER 'EM

PICS OF MY GRAND-YOUNGIN' AND A GOOD FRIEND WITH THE A/C ON "HIGH" IN MY '46 WILLYS (HIS NAME IS "WILLY")

LEMME KNOW HOW YOUR SITUATION IS GOING

THE MEDIC

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