Checking and recharging my A/C system

Tiny
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  • 2010 DODGE NITRO
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 100,000 MILES
Don't know where the ports are located under the hood.
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Sunday, July 18th, 2021 AT 2:29 PM

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Tiny
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Hello,

If you are trying to recharge the AC system, you will need to use the low pressure side for the DIY kit. I have attached pictures as well as some helpful articles:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/air-conditioner-how-to-add-freon

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/air-conditioner-leak-detection

https://youtu.be/4EqdrBVb0sY

Please let me know if you have any questions.

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Sunday, July 18th, 2021 AT 3:11 PM
Tiny
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Thank you this was great. My boyfriend is way stubborn and would never ask me on the other hand. I love to learn so who's really dumb. Not me I ask question and get the problems solve. Thanks again.
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Sunday, July 18th, 2021 AT 3:29 PM
Tiny
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Okay, my boyfriend he didn't even get to turn the car on. The can or where he connecting it to start to spray out. And he had it on there good he said. Do you know what could be the problem?
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Sunday, July 18th, 2021 AT 3:41 PM
Tiny
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If you are trying to recharge the A/C system you will have to start the car and turn the A/C on to MAX. It helps if the recharging bottle comes with a pressure gauge, as too much pressure will make the A/C not work.
Let me know what you find out.
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Sunday, July 18th, 2021 AT 3:59 PM
Tiny
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Okay, well I guess someone told him he needs a new A/C system. Is that hard to put in yourself?
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Sunday, July 18th, 2021 AT 4:36 PM
Tiny
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To install a new A/C system it does require few special tools and little bit of know how.
There are several components needs to be changed out, depending on the issue. It could be just the A/C compressor, but then again typically few other items like accumulator, condenser etc. gets changed as well for a deflective A/C system.

Here is few good articles that might help you decide:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-a-car-air-conditioner-works
https://www.2carpros.com/articles/replace-air-conditioner-compressor
https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-air-conditioner-not-working-or-is-weak

This is a general guide of changing out A/C compressor:

https://youtu.be/Km63z9bsdhc

Let me know of any questions.

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Sunday, July 18th, 2021 AT 4:48 PM

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