Why doesnt my A/C work?

Why doesnt my A/C work?

Postby Rolling_Rock [OP] » September 23rd 2012, 5:01am

its a 2002 astro..

I KNOW its broken - what I'm wondering is what is the most COMMON reason for failure - I know these are all mass produced - so someone else with a 2002ish astro with a failed AC probably failed for the same reason as mine did.

So my question is, what is the common failure point on this era of astro?

Ac compressor broken?
Leak in system?
Low/no refrigerant in system?

All of the above?

Other?

What the most COMMON reason for faiure?

Thanxxxx :wave:

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Re: Why doesnt my A/C work?

Postby Jasen » September 23rd 2012, 5:57am

Low refer juice would be the first place to look. Get a big can and fill it up and see if the clutch engages.
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Re: Why doesnt my A/C work?

Postby Rolling_Rock [OP] » September 23rd 2012, 6:06pm

Jasen wrote:Low refer juice would be the first place to look. Get a big can and fill it up and see if the clutch engages.


Cool thanks -- its been about a million years since ive filled an AC -- what kind of can do you reccomend I get to do the inital fill - and is it intuitive to do?

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Re: Why doesnt my A/C work?

Postby Corsemoto » September 23rd 2012, 7:04pm

I usually like to start with the larger 18oz can of refrigerant with gauge if you don't have separate gauge kit. Pretty straight forward hooking up to low pressure port. If it's really low it might take an additional can before it has enough refrigerant for compressor to kick on. If you think you have a leak, worth getting a can that has dye in it to trace.

Front A/C is 3lbs total I think.

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Re: Why doesnt my A/C work?

Postby Rolling_Rock [OP] » September 23rd 2012, 10:57pm

^ Like a boss! Thanks alot! Ill try this!
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