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This is a discussion on A/c Help within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Bought the car in May, the A/C didnt work. I tried to recharge it once, didnt seem to ever get ...

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    Bought the car in May, the A/C didnt work. I tried to recharge it once, didnt seem to ever get pressure on the gauge. Well a couple days ago, i tried again with a different brand that had a sealant in it (or so the labels says lol). Didnt use a gauge, but it was a small canister, put all of it in. Last 2 days, the A/C has been working kinda. It blows cold ish. Is there anything i can add to make it colder, or perhaps it just needs more r134a?

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    If it has ever needed more refrigerant it has a leak.

    Get gauges on it and see what's really going on. I would not mess with the system if I did not have a way of measuring pressures, but that's just me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    If it has ever needed more refrigerant it has a leak.
    ^^^this.
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    a/c sealant is junk, really.

    If oyu can find stuff with leak detection dye (and ONLY leak detection dye), put that in, and find the leak (the leak also might look wet if it's bad enough). It's probably an o-ring or smth. Bring your system down to 0 pressure (a shop can help you with this), fix the problem, let a shop refill it.
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    it rained today, so temps outside were down. AC blew pretty cold. I have a gauge at my parents house, ill check out whats going on next time i go to WR.

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