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Help with AC - Socal

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by ToucanV13, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. Mar 17, 2010 at 11:30 PM
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    ToucanV13

    ToucanV13 [OP] You think I was rollin out here naked?

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    What better place to turn than TW with all the people on here with knowledge that far exceeds mine. My AC is out in my truck, has been for awhile. I can deal with it no worries. The problem therein lies with the fact that I'm about to have twins and where I live (by Miramar) it gets hot as balls. Not the best thing to have some newborns cooking in your truck while you have to drive somewhere in the dead of summer.

    When I had my last major service done, the stealership ran their dye through my system and sure as hell there was a leak on the bottom hose. Basically I'm asking for help. If anyone knows the intricacies of the AC system and would be willing to help/teach me how to fix it and then recharge, it would be most appreciated. I am trying to go this avenue due to the fact the stealership said they wanted 220 IIRC to fix it. If anyone would be willing, let me know. Just let me know what parts to get and what beer you like. I'm trying to get this done before mid-late April since that's about the time we're due.

    Thanks,
    Paul
     
  2. Mar 17, 2010 at 11:50 PM
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    THE TECHNICIAN

    THE TECHNICIAN Well-Known Member

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    Figure out what parts you need for sure and I can get you O.E. for cost+10%+shipping.
     
  3. Mar 18, 2010 at 12:29 AM
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    ToucanV13

    ToucanV13 [OP] You think I was rollin out here naked?

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    Sounds good! I'll try to find out tomorrow :thumbsup:
     
  4. Mar 18, 2010 at 1:26 AM
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    ToucanV13 [OP] You think I was rollin out here naked?

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    The write up from Boulder Toyota-Scion

    ,,,,57782 Leaking AC line$225.00 to replace the lower AC line
     
  5. Mar 18, 2010 at 1:29 AM
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    thers no aftermarket companies that will make the part for you?
    ac is a very complicated thing
    you have to vaccumm the lines first
    and then recharge
    but since you have a leak now
    you need to get a new reciever/drier
    once you hook everything back up you can then install teh drier and tehn get the system vaccuumed to about -25 but if you can get it down to -30 that would be best but impossible ahah
    after that you can recharge
    im sure if you go to the local colleges that have automotive programs tehy can help you with that
    cause i know at mine they do but i dont know if they even have freon in the first place
     
  6. Mar 18, 2010 at 1:34 AM
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    ToucanV13 [OP] You think I was rollin out here naked?

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    Sweet, how much do they usually charge? I guess I'd go with the part from TECH and then go from there. Don't know about any AEM
     
  7. Mar 18, 2010 at 1:45 AM
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    um
    usually the colleges wont charge but they do take a while to install it
    but go ask and see
    im pretty sure it will be free
    especially if you get real good with the instructor
    i guess a good tip lol
    if i had the vacuum and the gauge id totally do it for you but i dont so yeah sorry man
    hopefully you get it fixed soon dont want the younglings to get heat stroke
     
  8. Mar 18, 2010 at 2:06 AM
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    ToucanV13 [OP] You think I was rollin out here naked?

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    True true
     
  9. Mar 19, 2010 at 7:52 PM
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    THE TECHNICIAN

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    Was there a complete part number on your receipt?
     
  10. Mar 19, 2010 at 8:38 PM
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    ToucanV13 [OP] You think I was rollin out here naked?

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    That was the only thing on there
     
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