Oldsmobile Aurora - A/C doesn't blow cold air.

Tiny
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1996 Oldsmobile Aurora - 43,000 miles.

The car is in great condition. My wife inherited it 2 years ago from her great aunt with only 16,000 miles on it. Her aunt had it for 9 yrs. And hardly ever used it. When we went to get it, the battery was totally dead. Once we got a new battery, we found on the drive home that the heater worked, the fan blows, but when the A/C is on, it won't blow cold air. I suspect it just needs freon. But what kind of freon, where it goes, etc. I have no clue about. Also there was no owner's manual when we got the car. We ordered one when we first got it, they told us it could take up to 3 months to get, and then we never got it. Can anyone help?
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Thursday, August 30th, 2007 AT 11:31 PM

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Tiny
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You can buy a bottle of a/c from wal mart and you need the hose kit with it. I dont think it matters what kind of a/c you put in it but if you dont have cold air after you put the bottle of a/c in then you probably have a hole in the lines somewhere
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Sunday, September 23rd, 2007 AT 12:15 AM
Tiny
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Hi! I had the same problem with my 1987 Olds, and a neighbor gave me some advice which worked! There is a product available from Checkers called, "EZ Chill Auto Air Conditioning Recharge & Retrofit Kit" for about $46. It has a CD with an explanatory video on how to use it. One thing -- go to a mechanic or gas station or shop to have them show you which valve to hook up the freon can to, to make sure you use the kit on the right valve! A nice mechanic will bleed the old freon out, too, for free, just takes a second. I added two cans of freon and my A/C now works. The directions with this product are good. Wear heavy (not really thin) plastic gloves, this would help. Good luck!
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Monday, October 8th, 2007 AT 2:51 AM

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