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I just got done recharging the A/C in my car, all by myself.

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It's too bad it'll all leak out in a few months and I'll have to do it again.

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Congrats, I won't even make the first joke about books

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Do you know where it's leaking?

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Apparently somewhere where we cant see it, we used the dye and didn't find anything. Mechanic said it was probably the compressor & not worth investing money in to replace it since I have an old car.

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Oh and I didn't need a book, the directions were on the package. lol

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Year make and model? Are you willing to do it yourself? R-134a system right?

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96 buick regal. NO (well maybe if it's cheap enuf). YEs.

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being a front wheel drive car makes it a little harder, but it's not impossible. It's been a while since I worked on one of those but I think the AC compressor is on the bottom of the engine towards the front. Just a guess it's probably about $200 at a part store. I would call and check and keep an eye out for coupons.

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I am impressed!

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being a front wheel drive car makes it a little harder, but it's not impossible. It's been a while since I worked on one of those but I think the AC compressor is on the bottom of the engine towards the front. Just a guess it's probably about $200 at a part store. I would call and check and keep an eye out for coupons.

We hate working on it because the engine is crammed in to the car & there's no room to work on it. I had a space just big enough to fit my small hand into to work in.

But thanks, I'll look in to it. :)

$200 wouldn't be bad.

I am impressed!

Thanks! :D

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We hate working on it because the engine is crammed in to the car & there's no room to work on it. I had a space just big enough to fit my small hand into to work in.

But thanks, I'll look in to it. :)

$200 wouldn't be bad.

Thanks! :D

That's part of why I gave up working on cars as a career.

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88 bronco, I have a question: I turn my A/C on and it starts squeaking--I don't think it's the timing belt, but whatever the thing is that sticks into the engine when activated looks pretty suspect. have any idea what it is? It's a 92 Ford Ranger

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