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How do you add oil to an air conditioner compressor?

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Answered 2010-09-02 23:41:09

be carefull, if its a new compressor, than it needs oil and it's tricky, because you don't know if someone else has added oil, and how much is in the lines etc...

too much oil can cause problems....

Get the new recharging Kit called "A/C for Dummies" at a chain parts store, and read'll get all the tips and tricks a pro would use...also..

Everyone should have a manual for their vehicle, and a professional shop manual should be available at your local library, just make copies of the right pages, as they are usually REFERENCE up and good luck :)

Ok lets make it simple!!

First you need to look at your old ac compressor it will tell you how much oil

is required . Call your local auto parts store to get the correct type this is very important. In the back of the compressor where the ac lines connect is where

you install the oil put half on the low side (suction) the the rest on the other side. Also turn the clutch by hand on the compressor about 12 times to lube

the seal or it will have a leak. To find the suction side turn the ac clutch by hand

and see which side sucks in the oil. Hope this helps!! Good luck

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