Re: 98 EB SOHC, AC problem
Here is my two-pennyworth.
1998 will probably be R134a material (mine is both 1998 AND R134a). This the
home-fixer can add with ease. Its about $7 a can from Wal-Mart and you will
need a hose adapter ($5). Don't buy a pressure gauge.
Try topping it up with plain R134a first - no oil, no leak detector. Borrow
a manual if you never tried it before, a Haynes from your local library
tells you how. Most important that you find the low pressure side of the
system to add refrigerant to, but on the 98 the hose adapter don't fit the
high pressure side.
When connected to low pressure side, and hose valve open, turn engine on,
turn a/c on and turn can upside down.
Expect to put 1 to 4 tins of refrigerant in.
Total cost? $7 to $28.
Maybe costs $7 a year thereafter.
"Al Williams" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> My AC was not very cold so I took it to the dealer and they said the
> accumulator and cycling switch were both rusted and probably causing a
> leak. What would cause that - I though the AC system had lots of oil in it
> to prevent rust? The same dealer fixed it last year by simply adding a lb
> of refrigerant (they said they couldn't find a leak) and now they want a
> ton of money to fix it.
> Allan Williams