1993 Ford Tempo type of freon

Tiny
JONFIE
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  • 1993 FORD TEMPO
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 186,000 MILES
I have a Canadian Tempo and the standard US freon re-fill kits do not have the correct connector.

What is the correct connector?

Jon
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Tuesday, June 9th, 2009 AT 7:56 PM

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Tiny
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Is your system completely empty? Or are you just needing a boost to increase cooling? I think all systems have 2 connectors. A low and a high pressure. You need to locate the low pressure. That is what the filler hose is designed to fit.

On the other hand, if you have the old freon connectors you need to get a changeover kit and make sure your system is completely empty of R12 before proceeding to install the R34 with new connectors.

Although you can still buy the older freon from places like ebay. The older hoses too.
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Friday, June 12th, 2009 AT 2:22 PM
Tiny
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The cross over kit does not connect to the fitting.

The fitting is just behind the radiator. This was the only one I can find.
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Monday, June 15th, 2009 AT 10:54 PM
Tiny
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The connector you want should by the firewall behind motor on passenger side. You will see the cannister and tubing easily and the connector on the older tempo I am inspecting is pointed forward. This is the low side where you add freon. You found the high side where testing is done.

There is an electric plug on top of the cannister. This is the pressure sensor. In order to make the compressor run when there is no or low freon you have to unplug and short the contacts in the plug to force compressor to run so you can add freon.
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Wednesday, June 17th, 2009 AT 6:13 PM

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