I need to recharge my air conidiation system

Tiny
TBOULOS
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Where do you recharge the AC? Can not find where to connect the recharge bottle?
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Tuesday, July 13th, 2010 AT 2:07 PM

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Tiny
2CEXPT
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Here are videos and guides to show you how to recharge your air condition system and find the charge port.

https://youtu.be/uZrQCGwXfek

and

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

and

https://youtu.be/ON2dYcmXIAw

Let us know what happens and please upload pictures or videos of the problem.
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Tuesday, July 13th, 2010 AT 7:39 PM
Tiny
DJJ909
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I need to add freon to the air conditioner system. The amient temperature outside is approx. 95 degrees. What should the low side pressure be? I have found several charts online, but I am not sure if they are specific to my truck and I do not want to over fill the system. Thank You
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Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 AT 9:31 AM (Merged)
Tiny
JIS001
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There should be a label under the hood to let you know what capacity should be if you have only a front air conditioner or front and rear air conditioner, but usually the pressure should be between 30-40 psi.
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Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 AT 9:31 AM (Merged)
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JOEMMALONE
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Where the low pressure charging port is located and what pressures should be when charged?
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Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 AT 9:31 AM (Merged)
Tiny
KASEKENNY1
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Here is a video that explains this and shows the location. You will see it on the hard AC line on the passenger side.

https://youtu.be/ON2dYcmXIAw

Plus here is a guide on how to recharge a system:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/re-charge-an-air-conditioner-system

Then here is a guide on how to just add Freon:

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

Also, I attached the spec of what the pressure should be when the system is full based on ambient temperature.

Let us know if you have other questions. Thanks
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Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 AT 9:31 AM (Merged)
Tiny
AGENT977
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Can you send me a picture of the air conditioning system that would show me where the low pressure port is located so I can hook up a recharge kit.
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Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 AT 9:31 AM (Merged)
Tiny
RACEFAN966
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It is on the top of the reciever dryer. Here is a pic of it and the low pressure port is on top near the hose that comes out of the top. Hope this helps. Your donations is what keeps us going. Thanks.


https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/249564_174817_1.jpg

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Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 AT 9:31 AM (Merged)
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KJDANIELS1987
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Okay, so I replaced my whole AC system last summer because the old compressor locked up and it was hot as Satan. Vacuumed the system and charged it the correct way. This year the system was working fine for about a week. Now when I start the truck the compressor will kick on for about thirty seconds and then shut off. I have a gauge on the low pressure side and when the compressor clutch is engaged the gauge is in the green like everything is okay. Then the compressor shuts off and the gauge goes to red. This happens every time I start my truck. What is causing my compressor to kick back off?
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Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 AT 9:32 AM (Merged)
Tiny
STEVE W.
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What exactly did you replace when you did the work?
Your description sounds like you have a blockage in the system and it is stopping the system from working. Normally as a minimum you would flush each line on its own, flush the evaporator, replace the condenser, compressor, receiver/drier and install an inline filter to catch anything you missed. Better is to replace everything, except any open lines that you can flush and still install a filter because the compressor chewed itself up and dumped metal into the system.

Do you have an AC gauge set? That is the bare minimum that you need to even start testing. You need to see what the low and high side pressures are doing as the compressor cycles. I think you will see that the low side starts to pull a vacuum and the high side spikes and the pressure switch shuts it off.
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Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 AT 9:32 AM (Merged)
Tiny
KJDANIELS1987
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I just jumped the AC clutch relay in the outside fuse box and it works. What would cause that relay to trip?
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Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 AT 9:32 AM (Merged)
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STEVE W.
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The pressure switches will cause it to shut down for high or low pressure. Jumping the clutch relay bypasses all the safety switches.
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Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 AT 9:32 AM (Merged)
Tiny
GLEWBA
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I purchased an AC recharge kit but cannot find the port to add the refrigerant to. Can you help me locate the port?
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Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 AT 9:32 AM (Merged)
Tiny
KLSHIEL
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Hello,

Here is a guide that shows you how to recharge the system and the port location below on the side of the accumulator:

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

Check out the diagrams (below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Cheers
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