2000 FORD TAURUS WHERE TO FILL UP WITH R134A REFRIGERANT

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  • scottyho
  • 2000 Ford Taurus

Air Conditioning problem
2000 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 76000 miles

Could you please tell me were to fill this car with R134a refrigerant. It stopped blowing cold air and I think this might be the problem. I hope you can give me some insight to this problem. Thank You Scotty

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Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 AT 3:07 PM

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Hi Scotty,

To locate follow the A/C lines from the Compressor. You will be looking for a black plastic cap similar to a cap on a tire valve. There will also be one with a Blue cap. You will use the Black one to fill. It will be the smaller of the 2.

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Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 AT 3:15 PM
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Can I over fill the R134a refrigerant? Thank you so much for your help.

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Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 AT 3:27 PM
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Yes it is possible. But if you purchase a can that has a gauge with it you won't or shouldn't have any problems.

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Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 AT 3:33 PM
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Also, if your A/C Compressor is kicking on and off every 3 - 5 seconds it should stay on after about 1/2 can. If it continues to kick on and off then it could be your Cycling Switch.

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Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 AT 3:38 PM
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I have been looking for the right line to fill. There is not a blue cap that I can see. I do see two different black ones. Not sure if it is right? It is all the way up by the dash. It is a not easy to find. I have done this before on my Jeep grand Cherokee and it was easy to find. But this one is tough to locate. Any suggestions? Thank again.

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Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 AT 5:32 PM
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One should be smaller than the other, that is the line you want to use to fill. And the A/C charge hose will only fit the low side connection.

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Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 AT 5:48 PM

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