The system can be low on refrigerant
There's a leak in the system somewhere.
To properly recharge it you have to have a refrigerant recovery system and gauges.
No it does not, it has to do with the cooling system of the engine and the heater. Refrigerant is used in the Air Conditioner.
low refrigerant level, possibly from leak in system
The air conditioner of a Dodge Ram is powered by the rotation of the engine. It powers a compressor which circulates cold refrigerant throughout the system.
The refrigerant is for the entire air conditioner system not just for the condenser units. First, this question is not specific! There is whole bunch air conditioner condenser. Each manufacture design different condenser capacity. I might come back to this question.
most frequent cause is the system is low on refrigerant due to a leak in the system.
It came from the factory with R12 Freon. Due to the high cost of R12, I suggest you convert it over to R134. Any good A/C shop can do this. Remember, it is illegal to release refrigerant into the atmosphere. It is also illegal to add refrigerant to a system with a leak without first repairing the leak.
I have the same problem. Refrigerant is low due to a small leak in the system. They came out and added refrigerant to my system and it worked fine. Now after a long power outage (hurricane IKE) I am having the same problem. It appears I have a small leak in my system and need more refrigerant installed!
AC System probably needs refrigerant added.
The Air Conditioner needs electricity to power all the electrical controls, operate the compressor that pushes the refrigerant through the system, and run the fans.
It usually means that the air conditioner has low refrigerant. You need to get the compressor recharged - but beware - if the unit IS low on refrigerant, then you might have a leak in the cooling system.
No, not unless you have the proper equipment to recharge the system and/or dispose of the old AC refrigerant.
it is the low pressure side
The only way to know if Freon (refrigerant) is needed in an air conditioner is to use tools and gauges to measure the performance of the system. The amount of refrigerant needed is based on the design of the entire system including the size of the unit, length and size of the refrigerant lines, temperatures, and type of refrigerant. Refrigerant is not consumed. If refrigerant is needed then the system was either not charged correctly when installed or there is a leak. There could be many reasons a system is not cooling. The correct answer to the question is: A skilled service technician will determined that the system was low on refrigerant by using pressure gauges, thermometers and other tools. There not function a home owner can perform to see if refrigerant is needed.
There are two ports on the air conditioner compressor on a Montana. Attach the refrigerant to the lower port and recharge the system.
Too much refrigerant can do it, yes. System pressures get extremely high on both sides of the AC system when it is overcharged.
The air conditioner on a 2004 Saturn Vue is recharged by locating the low pressure valve and connecting the refrigerant supply. It is then injected into the system until the desired pressure is reached.
CFC-12 which a shop has to do. To use r134A you need to convert the system
Freon is a brand name for various air conditioner refrigerants. Make sure you have the right refrigerant for the vehicle. Refrigerant is added to the low pressure port of the system, which is located 6 inches from the accumulator.
Liquid refrigerant charging of a system is normally accomplished in the liquid line. For example, when a system is out of refrigerant, liquid refrigerant can be charged into the king valve on the liquid line or receiver.
It is normal for it to cycle on and off. If, however it is cycling on and off rapidly then your system has a leak and is low of refrigerant. Have the leak repaired and the system recharged by a professional.
The a/c compressor is bad, it's locked up internally; orThe system has been overcharged with refrigerant.
Check fuse Check to see if any refrigerant in system (pressure test) most likely the problem