FREON RECHARGE LOCATION?

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FREON RECHARGE LOCATION?

Postby idreamofdrifting » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:46 am

Hey fellas, I tried searching on Google, and here but I can't seem to find the answer. ( I may just be looking in the wrong places :lol: )
Can anyone chime in?
Where is the A/C freon/refrigerant recharge location?
Also while researching I came across this from a firestone auto care site:

WHAT IS R-12 FREON AND R-134A FREON?
There are different types of A/C Freon. Originally, R-12 Freon was used in car air conditioners. However, it was found that when a car emits R-12 Freon, it depletes the ozone layer. The Environmental Protection Agency outlawed ozone depleting substances in 1994 and, as a result, R-134a Freon is now used instead.
If you own a car that was manufactured before 1994, you can have your A/C retrofitted for R-134a Freon..."
wut da WHAT?!

Thoughts anyone? I appreciate it.
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Re: FREON RECHARGE LOCATION?

Postby aukword1 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:12 pm

You need to get it converted to r-134a, I don't know the exact process but any a/c shop can do it. Found a video that might be worth a watch for general info

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__alchrw7CE

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Re: FREON RECHARGE LOCATION?

Postby idreamofdrifting » Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:55 pm

aukword1 wrote:You need to get it converted to r-134a, I don't know the exact process but any a/c shop can do it. Found a video that might be worth a watch for general info

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__alchrw7CE


Thanks! That was informative actually.
Now I gotta locate area so I can the conversion and recharge it.
Does anyone know? Thanks!
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Re: FREON RECHARGE LOCATION?

Postby notnilc20 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:12 pm

you fill it at the low pressure ac line there should be a shrouder type valve located in front of the radiator in front of the car....to convert to r134 it is a process.....you need to use the proper oil PAG oil and change all the line o rings to the green o rings...forgot the name of them but they will not break down and erode like the black rubber o rings will.....then you need to vacuum the system and make sure the system can hold a vacuum then recharge with proper oil and r134.

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Re: FREON RECHARGE LOCATION?

Postby idreamofdrifting » Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:43 pm

notnilc20 wrote:you fill it at the low pressure ac line there should be a shrouder type valve located in front of the radiator in front of the car....to convert to r134 it is a process.....you need to use the proper oil PAG oil and change all the line o rings to the green o rings...forgot the name of them but they will not break down and erode like the black rubber o rings will.....then you need to vacuum the system and make sure the system can hold a vacuum then recharge with proper oil and r134.


Wow ok, very informative, and helpful.
That is the lead I'm looking for. Thank you!
Will be back with more questions lol and post
update when I can. :)
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Re: FREON RECHARGE LOCATION?

Postby notnilc20 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:43 am

idreamofdrifting wrote:
notnilc20 wrote:you fill it at the low pressure ac line there should be a shrouder type valve located in front of the radiator in front of the car....to convert to r134 it is a process.....you need to use the proper oil PAG oil and change all the line o rings to the green o rings...forgot the name of them but they will not break down and erode like the black rubber o rings will.....then you need to vacuum the system and make sure the system can hold a vacuum then recharge with proper oil and r134.


Wow ok, very informative, and helpful.
That is the lead I'm looking for. Thank you!
Will be back with more questions lol and post
update when I can. :)


yeah man...that's pretty much the jist of it. You can buy the r134 low and high pressure side valve conversion kit and the (neoprene)green o ring sets at autozone or oreillys. Also,The vacuum pump and manifold you can rent from there too. I did make a few vids on this when I did my 86. They're kinda long here are the links part 1,2, and 3. make sure to watch the 3rd one as i did have to recharge the system.
https://youtu.be/sMBOxoOOJfA
https://youtu.be/WLSNISShtTI
https://youtu.be/0A_rwDIAD_s

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Re: FREON RECHARGE LOCATION?

Postby idreamofdrifting » Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:30 am

notnilc20 wrote:
idreamofdrifting wrote:
notnilc20 wrote:you fill it at the low pressure ac line there should be a shrouder type valve located in front of the radiator in front of the car....to convert to r134 it is a process.....you need to use the proper oil PAG oil and change all the line o rings to the green o rings...forgot the name of them but they will not break down and erode like the black rubber o rings will.....then you need to vacuum the system and make sure the system can hold a vacuum then recharge with proper oil and r134.


Wow ok, very informative, and helpful.
That is the lead I'm looking for. Thank you!
Will be back with more questions lol and post
update when I can. :)


yeah man...that's pretty much the jist of it. You can buy the r134 low and high pressure side valve conversion kit and the (neoprene)green o ring sets at autozone or oreillys. Also,The vacuum pump and manifold you can rent from there too. I did make a few vids on this when I did my 86. They're kinda long here are the links part 1,2, and 3. make sure to watch the 3rd one as i did have to recharge the system.
https://youtu.be/sMBOxoOOJfA
https://youtu.be/WLSNISShtTI
https://youtu.be/0A_rwDIAD_s


Oh man, you're input has been invaluable. Thank you. I learned so much. I appreciate it!
This is like the good old forums...when everyone helped everyone. Thanks guys!
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