I have a 1995 Chevy Pickup with the 4.3 Liter V-6 with over 225,000. My compressor started making noise so I decided to replace it before if failed. I figured I got my moneys worth out of it with 12 years of service.
Anyway, I had the system evacuated prior to starting the work and then changed the compressor, accumulator and the rubber manifold lines.
When I took the truck to a shop to be re-evacuated and the initial freon/oil charge done they wanted over $370.00 saying that the compressor and accumulator both needed to be removed to service thier oil levels?
Can you please tell me the proceedure and how to add the correct amount of oil to these new parts before I take it back to have the freon charged. Where can I find the information on the correct amounts of oil? My handy repiar manual is somewhat lacking when it comes to A/C Service.
Any hints and or tips on this job would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for the help,
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007 AT 8:33 PM