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Old 06-06-2011, 05:41 PM   Thread Starter #1
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Default Air Conditioner Recharger?

Ok I work at walmart and I have been seeing customers bring up these air conditioner recharging bottles and was wondering if they would work with my maxima its a 05 and wanted advice on if I should or shouldn't use it and has anyone else has any experience with using it?
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Default Re: air conditioner recharger?

I think your best bet is to take it to a mechanic and have it charged. You can charge it with the bottles, but I don't know if you will be able to get it fully charged.
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Default Re: Air Conditioner Recharger?

Our maxima doesn't normally need recharging. If your air is not cold, then you have a leak somewhere or compressor needs to be checked.
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Default Re: air conditioner recharger?

They do work TEMPORARILY. Don't use them as a permanent fix. And DO NOT USE the one with "stop leak". That stuff just ruins your system. If your AC system isn't working properly, get it checked out. You may have a leak. And if you have a leak and just keep recharging the system, the leak will get bigger and eventually destroy your compressor.
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Default Re: Air Conditioner Recharger?

I was just about to make a tread about this I just use this one....
My a/c doesn't feel cold when the car is not moving,the car is on but not moving like when I stop at a traffic light.
Then when I start moving gets cold again but if I don't give any gas get warm again....WTF any ideas?
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Default Re: Air Conditioner Recharger?

sounds like the compressor or condensor. does the compressor kick on?
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Default Re: Air Conditioner Recharger?

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm?
How can i tell If it works?
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Default Re: Air Conditioner Recharger?

the compressor has a pulley in the engine bay. turn the car on, look by your belts. youll see one pully not moving. (closest to the front of the engine bay). then turn your AC on full and look at that same pulley. it should be moving now.


example is at 1:40.
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Nick I just look at it and it work,i turn the car on and see the pulley not moving then turn the a/c and it kick on. Any other ideas?? I have the same kit to recharge like on that video,has that gauge can I use it just to see if it needs to be top off?
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Nick I just look at it and it work,i turn the car on and see the pulley not moving then turn the a/c and it kick on. Any other ideas?? I have the same kit to recharge like on that video,has that gauge can I use it just to see if it needs to be top off?
you could use it to see if it fixes your problem, but chances are your problem will resurface.

in our maximas, the MAIN cause, MOST of the time, is a leak. and its usually the crimps on the metal on to the rubber part of the hose on the low side AC hose just by the front air dam. recharge your system once and see what it does. follow that gauge and do NOT over-charge your system. if you notice the AC is starting to have problems again, you need to take it in to get it checked out. sometimes shops will run a dye test and then us a "sniffer" to find the leak.
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Thanks dude u are lots of help.
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no problem at all! let us know what happens!
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Default Re: Air Conditioner Recharger?

hey guys i actually recently had this problem and simply had it recharged for $60 bux. so from what i'm reading, if it starts to lose its cool again then the most likely cause is a leak? if so, how much would it cost to fix something like that?
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depends. you can get the low side AC hose from courtesyparts.com for around $120. i think a member here found it for $80 somewhere. and whatever it costs for labor at a shop. you cant change it out yourself cuz you have to drain your system and depressurize it then change the hose then recharge it fully.
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If its not blowing cold you can try putting freon in it.. usually helps.
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Quick dumb question, I been noticing lately, when its over 80 degrees, my ac is blowing out hot air, but when its below 80, the ac is working properly, does that mean I still have to get my ac recharged?
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Quick dumb question, I been noticing lately, when its over 80 degrees, my ac is blowing out hot air, but when its below 80, the ac is working properly, does that mean I still have to get my ac recharged?
When what is 80? outside temp or the temp you set in your ac?
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Yes, best to get it checked out by a shop though.

That's how mine was at first. Turned out I had a leak.
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When what is 80? outside temp or the temp you set in your ac?
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If your AC needs charged, you have a leak somewhere...take it to have it looked at.
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