In yesterday’s post we talked about what a tres big bummer it is when your A/C goes on the fritz. We did a little self diagnosis and hopefully we were able to get you to step away from the ledge for a brief moment so that we could do a little evaluation of the facts on the ground. Now that we have evaluated the situation our decision tree is quite simple:
1. If the car’s A/C has gotten warm all of a sudden and/or there are weird noises coming from the under hood (i.e. you don’t know whether it is an engine or pile of chains in a cement mixer under the hood) or if you have determined that the clutch on your compressor is not cycling on, then you need to seek professional advice.
2. If the car’s A/C has slowly gotten warm over a period of two weeks or longer and there are no other extenuating circumstances, then chances are you can add Super Seal and 134-a refrigerant to fix the problem.
If you are still reading this post then you are probably a candidate for adding the refrigerant to the system. Here is a checklist of the things that you will need to get started adding refrigerant to your vehicle.
• Safety Glasses
• Pressure Gauge
• Super Seal
• Refrigerant Can with hose
Watch the following video to see how easy it really is.