TURN ENGINE & A/C ON
Start car and turn on A/C to its highest settings, MAX-COOL.
DETERMINE IF COMPRESSOR IS ON
With A/C on, determine if compressor clutch is engaged (cycled on).
TIP – If the compressor is not cycling on, add ½ can of refrigerant using instruction 5-8.
If the compressor still does not engage, repairs may be necessary.
FIND SERVICE PORT
Locate the vehicle’s low pressure port on the larger diameter aluminum tubing, between the compressor and evaporator. Remove the plastic cap from port and save. Visit our port locator for help locating your low pressure service port.
REMOVE SHIPPING DISK & HOSE
Unscrew charging hose from can and set can aside. Remove red & white shipping disc by unscrewing and discard.
ATTACH QUICK COUPLER
Attach the quick coupler fitting on end of recharge hose to the low pressure port (only port it will fit on to) by pulling the connector ring back as you push the fitting on to the low pressure port.
NOTE: DO NOT push down on blue push-button dispenser. This can release refrigerant from A/C system!
Push down on the blue push-button dispenser. This allows refrigerant to flow into the vehicle. Hold can upright to charge, shaking and rotating from 12 o’clock to 3 o’clock every few seconds. Continue process, releasing blue push-button dispenser every 10-15 seconds to check system pressure with the “V” range on gauge. Continue this process until the system is fully charged (PSI is in GREEN zone) or can is empty. BE CAREFUL NOT TO OVERCHARGE YOUR SYSTEM. For California version (345CA) use instructions above. (NOTE: you can lock push-button dispenser in the “charging” position by turning clockwise ¼ turn. To unlock, simply turn counterclockwise ¼ turn.)
CONNECT HOSE & CAN
Pull ring back to disconnect recharge hose from vehicle and screw can on to recharge hose. Connect recharge hose to low pressure port (refer to instruction #5).(CAN IS NOW READY FOR USE.) DO NOT REMOVE HOSE FROM THE CAN UNTIL CAN IS EMPTY.
Pull ring back to disconnect recharge hose from vehicle and screw can on to recharge hose (CAN IS NOW READY FOR USE). DO NOT REMOVE TRIGGER FROM CAN UNTIL EMPTY. Reconnect quick coupler to low pressure port. Shake can well. Hold can upright to charge, shaking and rotating from 12 o’clock to 3 o’clock every few seconds. Squeeze trigger to dispense contents. Continue process, releasing trigger every 10 – 15 seconds to check system pressure with the “V” range on gauge. Continue this process until the system is fully charged (PSI is in GREEN zone) or can is empty. BE CAREFUL NOT TO OVERCHARGE YOUR SYSTEM.
It is possible that the can will not be empty when finished. In this case, after disconnecting from vehicle, simply leave the recharge hose on the can and store in a cool dry location. If the can is empty, hold upside down for one minute to dispense any remaining product. Disconnect from vehicle and simply unscrew the can and discard. The recharge hose may be used again with another can of 134a refrigerant with a threaded cap. Replace the plastic cap you removed from port during instruction #3. For California Version (Model 345CA) DO NOT DISCARD. Return to place of purchase for Deposit/Refund.