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09-02-2004, 09:38 AM
If anyone wants some tips to recharge your A/C using one of those r134a kits at the auto store..

1, do it when your engine is not already hot. The alternator + area around it gets VERY hot, it WILL burn your hands.. trust me on that one, it doesn't feel good:(

The low-side port is by the firewall, near the passenger side strut tower. Stand around your alternator / tensioner, and look down, you'll see the port with a blue cap. When you hook up the hose / gauge with your kit, you'll probably have to reach around from the center / coil pack area with one hand while you drop the hose down the strut-tower side with the other. be careful of the serpentine belt as the hose will probably not be long enough to be totally out of its way. also watch out for exhaust manifolds while you are back there..

that's all.. other than that, follow the directions that came with your kit.

09-08-2004, 03:28 PM
Thanks for the info
Does any one know what the reading are supose to be on the a/c
My low was 30 and high was 175