How many cans / oz of r134a needed 2003 AWD

How many cans / oz of r134a needed 2003 AWD

Postby Hank [OP] » February 9th 2014, 2:45am

Well after three years of weak compressor I broke down and ordered a kit on ebay. Side note, the one that failed was installed by the dealer under the extended warranty, it went weak a few days after the warranty ended and the dealer wouldn't honor it.

Anyway, harbor freight has 12oz cans on sale. With front and rear A/C how many cans should I get while they are darn near half price?
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Re: How many cans / oz of r134a needed 2003 AWD

Postby chevymaher » February 9th 2014, 2:49am

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Re: How many cans / oz of r134a needed 2003 AWD

Postby Hank [OP] » February 9th 2014, 2:56am

Thanks! That should be a sticky!

Unless I missed it...
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Re: How many cans / oz of r134a needed 2003 AWD

Postby chevymaher » February 9th 2014, 3:07am

Hank wrote:Thanks! That should be a sticky!

Unless I missed it...

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Re: How many cans / oz of r134a needed 2003 AWD

Postby markmitch » February 9th 2014, 3:53am

I agree, sticky
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Re: How many cans / oz of r134a needed 2003 AWD

Postby chevymaher » February 9th 2014, 3:59am

markmitch wrote:I agree, sticky

It's a sticky already
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Re: How many cans / oz of r134a needed 2003 AWD

Postby c.zhou57 » February 9th 2014, 4:04am

Another place for cheap r134 is Big lots. I think it was $7 a can last summer.
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Re: How many cans / oz of r134a needed 2003 AWD

Postby Hank [OP] » February 9th 2014, 4:20pm

ebay 6 cans for 32 bucks shipped! $5.33 ea!
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Re: How many cans / oz of r134a needed 2003 AWD

Postby sunkiss » February 16th 2014, 8:03pm

If it has only front 2pounds if it has a rear system 3 pounds
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Re: How many cans / oz of r134a needed 2003 AWD

Postby zzimmer3 » February 26th 2014, 2:18am

My 94 required a shot of juice a couple times during the summer, I started using this stuff called enviro-safe. Its only $6 a can and this stuff is ice cold. Its compatable w 134. Good stuff. Its from a place in Perkin, Ill. Not sure if its a local thing or if its available elsewhere.
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Re: How many cans / oz of r134a needed 2003 AWD

Postby CoolCat4Christ » February 28th 2014, 5:11am

zzimmer3 wrote:I started using this stuff called enviro-safe.


Hey zzimmer3,
I researched enviro-safe earliest article I could find dates to 2001 so it's been around awhile. It is suppose to be 32% more efficient, requires less to recharge system, no need to pull a full vacuum and is a direct replacement. You said it's ice cold. How much of a difference in temperature compared to old refrigerant?
Anybody else on the site use the stuff? sure like to hear feedback.
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Re: How many cans / oz of r134a needed 2003 AWD

Postby MattB » September 18th 2017, 2:06am

Saved Big Money at Menards, R134A $5.00 or something per can, save your receipt get the 11% rebate later. $$$
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Re: How many cans / oz of r134a needed 2003 AWD

Postby MattB » May 6th 2018, 12:23am

My 1999 Safari SLE with Front and Rear AC took 4+/ 12 oz cans. Get a Fifth can for bleeding the lines.
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Re: How many cans / oz of r134a needed 2003 AWD

Postby AstroOafAdventurerAstroOafAdventurer is online! » August 8th 2020, 12:42am

I just got my Astro, it's a conversion van. I don't have a rear ac control knob, so taking a stab, I probably don't have rear AC right?
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Re: How many cans / oz of r134a needed 2003 AWD

Postby M_a_t_t » August 8th 2020, 1:02am

Probably not. It is behind the rear seat. If you did have it there should be a vent on the wall, plus vents on the roof facing the front of the van.
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