1995 Saturn SL2 How to reseal?

Tiny
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  • 1995 SATURN SL2
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 15,200 MILES
Hello,

Ive charged my ac with freon and the ac still doesn't work. I am guessing it is leaking somewhere. Could anyone give me the steps to reseal it properly?

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Thursday, June 10th, 2010 AT 1:33 PM

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Tiny
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First of all you don't just seal a/c you have to see if you have a leak and if you do then fix what's leaking. When you charged your a/c was it completely empty?How many ounce's did you charge the system with?Did you check your a/c fuse to see if it was blown?When you were charging the a/c could you hear or see it leaking from any where?Let me know.
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Thursday, June 10th, 2010 AT 2:28 PM
Tiny
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Sorry, but I am not sure if it was completely out. I added a new can and 1/4 of another can. I did not hear any leaks.

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Thursday, June 10th, 2010 AT 5:23 PM
Tiny
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If they were 12oz can's that would be about 15oz's.A empty system will hold 24oz's the problem is you didn't know how much was in the system when you charged it. So you could have too little or too much charge and the a/c doesn't work real good with too little or too much charge both will cause the compressor to cycle on and off or just not come on at all. So first thing I would do is make sure the a/c fuse is good and make sure you have 24oz's in the system and go from there.
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Thursday, June 10th, 2010 AT 5:43 PM
Tiny
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Ok. I've checked all the fuses and relays and they're all good. So I have to check how much ac is in the car. What is a cheap or inexpensive tool/way to check to see how much is in my car?

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Thursday, June 10th, 2010 AT 6:04 PM
Tiny
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There really isn't a cheap way to tell how much is in the system the a/c machine's are expensive. They do sell gauge's that hook up to your a/c and tell you if there over or under charged by the pressure in the system.I don't know how acturate they are never used one. You could try one of those.
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Thursday, June 10th, 2010 AT 7:19 PM
Tiny
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Ok, I'll try that gauge thing.

Thanks and I'll let you know how it goes.
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Thursday, June 10th, 2010 AT 9:51 PM
Tiny
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So I just resealed it yesterday. I tried to add some freon and it said that my pressure was too high. Am I doing something wrong? Is there another place that stores freon in my car?

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Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 AT 10:34 AM
Tiny
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Did you get the gauge that say's too much charge And not enough charge in the system?There's no other place that hold's charge. If it say's too high of pressure and the a/c compressor wasn't on then sound's like you have too much charge in the system. Let me know.
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Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 AT 12:37 PM
Tiny
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The A/C compressor works but maybe the gauge is bad. I only added a bit then changed to a new can then when I added a little of the new can, I noticed that the gauge was reading in the yellow area. Should I just add the 24oz?

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Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 AT 12:46 PM
Tiny
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If your starting with a empty system then put 24 oz's in and see what happen's. If it still doesn't blow cold and the compressor is running then you will have to rent a set of gauge's and tell me the high and low pressure's. Let me know what you find.
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Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 AT 12:52 PM
Tiny
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Ok, I'll recharge it today and find out if it's working or not.

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Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 AT 1:20 PM
Tiny
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Will anything happen if the gauge reaches the red zone?

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Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 AT 1:21 PM
Tiny
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If the compressor is running and the pressure get's too the high/low switch will turn the compressor off. As long as your charging on the low side of the system which those can hose's only fit on the low side you will be ok.
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Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 AT 1:36 PM

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