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EZ Chill AC Recharge and Retrofit Kit

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EZ Chill AC Recharge and Retrofit Kit

The EZ Chill AC Recharge and Retrofit Kit includes everything needed to recharge an A/C system or retrofit from R-12 to R-134a.
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Question

how do i remove old r-12

asked 2 years, 9 months ago
By
abadam
on EZ Chill AC Recharge and Retrofit Kit
3 answers
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answer 1
Take it to a professional and ask to have the system evacuated. R-12 is dangerous stuff, damaging to the environment in several ways. As a result, it is always recovered and recycled, never discharged into the air. The newer R-134a refrigerant is less damaging - it doesn't damage the protective ozone layer in the atmosphere, though it is still considered a greenhouse gas and is legally required to be recovered. I don't know anyone who does so, but it is the law.

Have the shop flush and vacuum the system for you, and convert the fittings for R-134a. Then add a charge of PAG-150 oil before recharging with R-134a refrigerant. Do not use the ester-type oil, as it's not compatible with R-134a systems. Haynes publishes a fairly good book on auto a/c systems, and it's cheap. Get a copy and read it before you start...
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Scudmaster
answer 2
spend the little extra money to take it to a shop. Just have them evac and flush your A/C system. i did this with a 91 s10 and then used this kit with no problems and didn't cost much either
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
Davism17
answer 3
You shouldn't have to remove R-12. Any car manufactured after 1994 (some vehicles 1992) use R-134a. My best answer would be to buy a new car. Unless you have a vintage vehicle your looking to repair the AC on. In that case it is worth the $200 to have a professional do it and make sure you have what you need under the hood....
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
msk142
 - Parma, Ohio
Question

Do these A/C recharge kits work?

I have a 1986 Toyota Celica GT-S with 190K miles, and the A/C is cool but not cold, and takes a few minutes to be "cool" (not cold") when it's 95-100 degrees and sunny outside here in Austin, Texas. I converted a few years ago to R-134a. I thought that maybe a recharge kit (1 can 12 ozs?) would recharge my A/C system so it would be "cold" (not just "cool"). I last had my system done when I had to replace the compressor, etc., 4 years ago on 6/2/2007. Do these A/C recharge kits work? If A/C recharge kits work, the ones with the gauge, would I use just one 12 ozs. can? Are the kits easy to use ("user friendly")? Thank you for your time to answer my questions, which may help other Walmart customers with the same or similar questions.
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
By
CCEntertain2M
 - Austin, Texas
on EZ Chill AC Recharge and Retrofit Kit
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes, they work, and they are "user-friendly." But that's only true if your system is otherwise okay. The gauge only checks the low pressure side of the system, not revealing other possible problems than a small leak. If you have a compressor problem, or a blocked orifice tube, or any other problem on the outlet side of the compressor, you won't know it without using a full gauge set. Still, it won't hurt to try one. If you need more than one can, you probably should have it checked, since you very likely have other problems. Leaking a couple of ounces a year isn't a big deal, but more than that indicates bigger troubles.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Scudmaster
answer 2
Worked like a charm in my 1997 Ford Explorer. The unit comes with a "dummy gauge" to prevent over filling. The instructions are easy to follow, and the total repair time was about 10 minutes. Note: I did need to purchase an additional can to get a "full charge" reading on the gauge. That was three months ago, and my Explorer has been transformed from an oven to a freezer (it gets very VERY cold when I turn the AC to high). Compared to the $100 I was quoted by pretty much every local auto repair shop just to look at the AC system. I fixed it for half that. . .
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
msk142
 - Parma, Ohio
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how do delete my store and not have any at all so i can buy on line from walmart.com

asked 1 year, 10 months ago
By
DALEJ1
on EZ Chill AC Recharge and Retrofit Kit
2 answers
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answer 1
Due to certain laws in each state, this item can not be shipped. It must be picked up from a store no matter where you live.
answered 10 months ago
By
RhinoGut
answer 2
You don't need to delete "my store". Add the item you wish to buy to the cart and go to checkout. When you get to payment methods, the website will ask for your preferred payment method, (pay with credit, debit, gift card or in store), and whether or not you wish to have the item shipped to the store or your home.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Pyby
 - San Antonio
Question

how do I know if my car is R12 OR R134 AC unit?

asked 9 months ago
By
urb
on EZ Chill AC Recharge and Retrofit Kit
2 answers
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answer 1
Most cars have a sticker under the hood saying what kind of refrigerant and how much the system uses. Pretty much everything after 1994 is R134a.
answered 9 months ago
By
Yodason
answer 2
If you open the hood on your car you will most likely see a sticker in the engine compartment that states what refrigerant your system uses. This may also be listed in the owners manual.
answered 9 months ago
By
smsullivan84
Question

How do you know when a can of freon is empty ?

asked 2 years, 7 months ago
By
froggyyyy
on EZ Chill AC Recharge and Retrofit Kit
1 answer
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answer 1
As you recharge a system, you gently agitate the can by rocking it back and forth every couple of minutes. When you do so, a can with freon inside will become very cold. When the can is warm, and stays warm when you rock it, it's empty. By the way, be careful not to turn the can upside down, as this will cause liquid to enter the system, and may damage the compressor.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Scudmaster
Question

Remove air and moisture?

Is there any way to remove the air or moisture in the lines before recharging? Had to replace a hose.
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
By
thumper1999
on EZ Chill AC Recharge and Retrofit Kit
1 answer
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answer 1
The only way to remove air and moisture from the system is by using a vacuum pump. This is a lot less expensive than professional shops would like you to believe. You'll need a gauge set that reads vacuum - about $100 - and a pump. The pump costs between $200 and $300 for a decent, though not professional quality unit. Hook up the gauges and connect the pump to the fill line. Open the valves and let 'er rip. After you reach full vacuum, let it run about 30 minutes to boil off the moisture in the system. Shut the valves, shut off the pump and disconnect it, then attach the juice bottles. Don't forget to replace the oil you lost when you changed the line, else you'll blow the compressor when you run it. I'm not an expert, by the way - I just happened to do this last weekend, and all is well. A bit chilly, in fact...
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Scudmaster
Question

can you use this kit to recharge a window ac unit

asked 1 year, 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on EZ Chill AC Recharge and Retrofit Kit
1 answer
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answer 1
No. Window A/C units use a different refrigerant. Besides, the hose connections are different.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Kingcharles1
Question

if i purchase a retrofit kit to charge my auto air conditioning does the old freon need to be removed

asked 1 year, 9 months ago
By
vodie
on EZ Chill AC Recharge and Retrofit Kit
1 answer
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answer 1
You can put R134 in R12 systems but first you must perform a retro fit. To do this you have buy screw on adapters to hook up 134 gauges. you must change the compressor , accumulator or drier and expansion valve or orifice tube. (Depending on which of these your system has) Also you must flush the system to get the old R12 oil out. Then you put a special oil for retrofiting called ester oil. Then you can use R134 in your system. If you don't change the components and just put the R134 in the system it won't cool properly and will ruin your compressor and your metering device(orifice exp. valve). Also your accumulator or drier will be ruined.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
r0fma0
Question

Can you use this kit for home air condition(central air)

asked 10 months ago
By
Jn
on EZ Chill AC Recharge and Retrofit Kit
1 answer
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answer 1
No. You cannot use this for your home. Older home Central Air conditioners use R22. Newer ones use R410. This is for cars only.
answered 9 months ago
By
Yodason
Question

Will this work on a 1998 F150 or do I need to get something else first/ Thanks in advance.

asked 9 months ago
By
remo
on EZ Chill AC Recharge and Retrofit Kit
1 answer
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answer 1
Should work on your Ford F150 or any vehicle that is based on 134a, which started being switched over in 1993 with Ford - I don't care about any other cars.
answered 9 months ago
By
Pithy1
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