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Old 07-21-2005, 21:01   #1 (permalink)
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98 EB SOHC, AC problem

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.

Comments?

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Old 07-21-2005, 21:01   #2 (permalink)
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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.

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"Al Williams" <donotreplydirect@usenewsgroup.com> wrote in message
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> 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.
>
> Comments?
>
> --
> Allan Williams
>
>
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Old 07-22-2005, 10:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 98 EB SOHC, AC problem

Thanks. Unfortunately I'm up in Canada and they don't sell the recharge
kits here AFAIK. Maybe I'll check Ebay...

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"No Email Address" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
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> 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 $7 a year thereafter.
>
> --
> Kindest regards
>
> David Brown
> Raleigh NC.
>
>
>
>
> "Al Williams" <donotreplydirect@usenewsgroup.com> wrote in message
> news:9YUDe.166205$on1.56710@clgrps13...
>> 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.
>>
>> Comments?
>>
>> --
>> Allan Williams
>>
>>
>>
>>

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Old 07-25-2005, 14:01   #4 (permalink)
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Al Williams wrote:
> Thanks. Unfortunately I'm up in Canada and they don't sell the recharge
> kits here AFAIK. Maybe I'll check Ebay...
>
> --
> Allan Williams
>
>
>
>

You can buy Duracool in Canada. Just Google Duracool in Internet
search, you can find a dealer. I used it last year and it is still ice
cool this year. Around %14.00 $15.00 a can Canadian here in Toronto.

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