In my search for help on this issue I remember seeing a page that said the compressor won't work if it detects 0psi. So my system sucks in air to keep the compressor on when there is no freeon. That is why the air is hot and the pressure gauge reads
After watching a Kragen Auto Parts guy release some pressure with his keys I had the idea of taking an allen wrench to the inlet and releasing all the pressure, (which can be a chilling experience) and after it was drained to 0 psi I followed the instructions on the can and the system recharged! All I had to do was release the pressure, wait for the click that turns on the compressor to suck in air and provide the system with R-134A instead of hot air. There was NO leak and I am glad that I did not take advice from this site. The estimated DIAGNOSIS of an A/C system can be $200 and the parts and labor to repair the compressor system would bring me over $500!
Thanks for taking my $20 "donation" and giving me horrible advice.
Monday, January 14th, 2008 AT 6:39 PM