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A/C unit not cool

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Chillyone, May 25, 2011.

  1. May 25, 2011 at 11:00 AM
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    Chillyone

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    My air conditioning unit is not cooling. First problem ever w/ AC unit. never been charged before. All else is working with unit it seems. can I buy a can of freon and recharge the system? How do I do that? is there a sm black cap on one of the lines I remove?
    Also is there inferior freon products to stay away from?

    Much appreciation all you Tacoheads!
    Have great Memorial Weekend!

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  2. May 25, 2011 at 11:08 AM
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    Firetech

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    Have you checked your fuse? Try this first, if not used for a long period of time it may be stiff and blow a fuse. If not a fuse look for a sticker under the hood saying what type of refrigerant you need. You can get a recharge kit from any good Auto parts store. Just follow the directions closely.
     
  3. May 25, 2011 at 11:12 AM
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    03coma

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    is it blowing hot air or cool? You might have a bad o ring, causing a leak. Your truck should take R134a ref.
     
  4. May 25, 2011 at 1:38 PM
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    skytower

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    R12 or r134a? R12 you're f'd. R134a: First thing you need to do is put a set of gauges on it. That will tell you what's wrong and what to do next. Anything else is just guessing.
    No gauges? Take it to a shop to diagnose.
    Here's a short list of possible problems to look for: leak in system, compressor degrading and losing parts(clogging the expansion valve), bad pressure switch, moisture in the system. This assumes the compressor is still engauging.
     
  5. May 25, 2011 at 4:27 PM
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    Thanks you gentleman for your replies. Have a great Memorial weekend!

    Chillyone
     
  6. May 25, 2011 at 4:46 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    I was in the same boat as you..I have now replaced the Evap(under the glove box), hardlines going to it,the pressure switch and rebuilt the stems that you charge the AC thru..Im getting it charged tomorrow, and hope it holds this time.
     
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