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Can you save the freon when replacing a compressor on a 1994 Cadillac Fleetwood?

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2011-09-12 14:12:27
2011-09-12 14:12:27

you cant unless you have a a/c recovery machine.gm Jim

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Remove the freon from the system. Disconnect the compressor belt, then remove the lines. Unbolt the compressor and remove it. Install the new compressor, connect the lines and belt. Pull a system vacuum, then fill with new freon.

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