Aircon top up

Tiny
LENSTER16
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  • 2005 FORD FIESTA
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I need to top up the air con unit on my 55 2005 ford fiesta 1.4 tdci. How do I do it? Where is low pressure top up valve located and how do I access it?
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Sunday, August 19th, 2012 AT 4:23 PM

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Tiny
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SOME PEOPLE SORTA CLAIM YOU MUST HAVE A SET OF GAUGES AND 10 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN ORDER TO DO THIS PROCEDURE

YES, OTHER THINGS COULD BE WRONG WITH YOUR SYSTEM BUT DOING THIS THE "POOR MANS" WAY SHOULD NOT HARM ANYTHING AS LONG AS YOU FOLLOW DIRECTIONS. IF DOING IT EXACTLY BY THE DIRECTIONS DOES NOT WORK OUT......THE PROBLEM MAY BE MORE INVOLVED, AND AN A/C TECHNICIAN MAY HAVE TO ENTER INTO THE EQUATION

THINGS TO REMEMBER FOR THIS TO WORK:

YOU MUST BE LOW ON GAS (ONLY)......AND OF COURSE, IF IT IS LOW, YOU HAVE A LEAK, IT MAY BE VERY SMALL, THIS "QUICK FIX" MAY TIDE YOU OVER FOR A WHILE

A/C AND BLOWER HAVE TO BE ON HIGH WHILE YOU ADD GAS

THERE SHOULD BE 2 PORTS---A HIGH AND A LOW----THE CONNECTION WILL ONLY FIT THE LOW PORT, IT'S ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO GET IT WRONG

FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS TO A "TEE"---TOO MUCH GAS AIN'T A GOOD THING.......IF IT AIN'T HAPPENING, AT LEAST YOU GAVE IT YOUR BEST SHOT......SEEK A PROFESSIONAL....NO NEED IN MAKING THINGS WORSE

I GENERALLY HELP EVERYONE ELSE WITH THEIRS...I SELDOM RIDE IN A A/C OUTFITTED RIG

........OR YOU CAN JUST SNATCH YOUR DOORS OFF, AND ENDURE IT LIKE I HAVE SINCE 1981, WHEN I GOT MY DRIVER'S LICENSE

OK THIS IS ABOUT ALL I CAN OFFER

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_a-c-pro-professional-formula-refrigerant-with-gauge-and-hose-(20-oz-)-ac-pro_10034602-p?searchTerm=134a+pro+a%2Fc

THIS AND ONE OTHER TYPE ARE MADE LIKE THIS, WITH A GAUGE INCORPORATED INTO THE CAP......THE GOOD THING ABOUT THIS IS IT'S COMPACT AND WHEN IT'S EXPENDED, THE SMALLER "CHEAP" CANS CAN BE USED ON IT, THE NEXT TIME SOMEONE NEEDS TO BE CHARGED (LIKE WHEN YOURS GETS LOW AGAIN.

I HAVE FOUND THESE CANS AT "BIG LOTS"--"TARGET"--"FRED'S" FOR SOMETIMES AS LOW AS $5

KEEP US INFORMED ON YOUR PROGRESS

THE MEDIC
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