A/C Won't Accept Charge

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Ken W, Jul 2, 2004.

  1. Ken W

    Ken W Guest

    I attempted to add a little 134a to my 95 Civic because the low side
    pressure was at the low end of normal. I followed the directions with
    the kit but could not get the system to take any freon. In fact, when
    I gave up, the low side pressure was a little less than when I
    started. Is there a trick to recharging this system?
    Ken W, Jul 2, 2004
  2. Won't accept charge? then give it cash!


    He Hate Retard and Moron, Jul 2, 2004
  3. Ken W

    Randolph Guest

    I am assuming you know that the engine should be running and the A/C
    should be turned on. I had a similar problem once, I got some freon in
    there but not enough. I put the freon can (or in your case the R134a
    can) in a bucket of hot water to keep the pressure up. Also, turning the
    ventilation system to recirc and max heat with the A/C on should ensure
    that the compressor stays engaged.
    Randolph, Jul 3, 2004
  4. Ken W

    Ken W Guest

    The engine was running and the A/C compressor engaged. Didn't try the
    hot water trick but have tried it in the past when I wanted to get the
    last little bit of "freon" out of the can.
    Any other ideas?
    Ken W, Jul 5, 2004
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