June 19, 2009i have a 92 silverado. i need to add some freon, the compressor is cycling like crazy. someone told me that i could add 134 instead of r12 and it would work fine. can anyone give me some feedback?
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June 20, 2009The two will not mix, the only option are have an AC repair shop install r12 *or* convert over to the new type. Both will cost
June 20, 2009If you actually find a shop that still has any R12 left, be prepared to pay big! After all the environmental laws and everything along those lines, it would be better to just do the 134a conversion.
June 20, 2009I think it would be tough finding someone that would just do the Freon. Here in this state nobody will do Freon, you have to do the conversion as I found out on another vehicle and it cost $$$.
June 20, 2009the compressor clutch engages and disengages rapidly.
June 20, 2009Heres a question, what is involved with pulling a vacuum then filling. Can you pull a vacuum at home and how would you do it. Dont mean to thread jack.
June 20, 2009Go for it, I think it''s relevant to the post. I was reading about your question earlier this morning but I don''t feel qualified to attempt to answer it. Hopefully I can learn something too.
June 21, 2009Go to Carquest *or* probably any other parts store and buy Freeze 12. Its a direct replacement for R12 and is way better than switching all that crap over to 134.
June 21, 2009That sounds awesome, i''ve never heard of it but will certainly check it out.
June 23, 2009I couldn''''t find any Freeze 12 at any of the local auto parts stores (e.g. Advanced, O''Reilly''s, AutoZone, couldn''t get CarQuest to answer the phone). A friend of mine that works on cars for a living. He said he''''d get me some this week. Thanks for the help. Sounds like a great solution. I''''m anxious to get the A/C going again.