1997 Monte Carlo how to add refrigerant?
There is no Freon in a 1997 Honda Accord. It contains R134a refrigerant. If it is low of refrigerant you have a leak. It is illegal to add refrigerant to any system with a leak without first repairing the leak. The professional who repairs the leak will recharge the system and check to make sure there is sufficient oil in the system. Not a repair for a novice.
Passenger side rear of engine down low. I had to take the two nuts off the strut tower tie bar and lift it slighty to get down there. That is a lousy design!! I then used a snorkel funnel to add fluid. On my 2001 Monte Carlo it is to the right of the bottom of the engine coolant, below and at the rear of the alternator, just in front of the fire wall. Hard…
First off if it is low of refrigerant then it has a leak. It is illegal to add refrigerant to a A/C system without first repairing the leak. You have neither the tools nor the skill to repair the leak, and to add the correct amount of refrigerant. Take it to a professional shop with the proper equipment and knowledge to repair the system correctly.
If you are having to add refrigerant, then this means you have a leak, and you will be adding refrigerant again in a few months. It is illegal to add refrigerant to a system with a leak without first repairing the leak. So, my advice is to take it to a professional and have the leak repaired and refrigerant added with the proper equipment, which you do not have.
You don't. The 2000 Saturn refrigerant is not Freon R12 it contains R134a. Add it at the Low pressure port. You have a leak or it would not be necessary to add refrigerant. It is illegal to add refrigerant to a system with a leak without first repairing the leak. Take it to a professional and have the leak fixed.
Check the refrigerant level. Your vehicle probably uses 134A refrigerant so it shouldn't be too expensive. If the refrigerant level is low, someone can add refrigerant for you or you can purchase the tools and do it yourself. Refrigerant is added with the engine running, and to the "low" side. Never allow the "High" side to be over pressure.
if it's anything like my 99 DOHC, the two aluminum pipes on the passenger side of the engine compartment. should have little green plastic caps on clean aluminum. engine has to be running. should be instructions for filling on the bottle of refrigerant. hope this helps, if there is anything you can add to this please do. good luck
Generally you charge a refrigeration system by weight, not by pressure or temperature. Say, for example, if you were adding refrigerant to a system, you might add a pound of refrigerant. You wouldn't add it until it was at a certain pressure. As for a consumer AC system in a vehicle, I couldn't tell you how much to add. Look for a reference of the amount of refrigerant in the system and start by adding…