Step 7: Voila! You're done.

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If everything went as planned, your car's air conditioning should be ice cold! Enjoy.

If not, let's try to figure out where things went wrong:

The needle isn't moving/I don't think any refrigerant is going into the system.
     Be patient. It takes a fair amount of refrigerant to raise the pressure. If you still have issues, check to be sure that you connected the dispenser to the fill port properly.

Help! I think I put in too much refrigerant.
     Double check that the condenser hasn't disengaged. The pressure can spike quite a bit when the condenser disengages. If the pressure is still too high, I cannot recommend that you attach the dispenser to the fill port without a can and squeeze the trigger to release the excess refrigerant, because that is illegal.  You must take your vehicle to a mechanic.

The compressor won't engage!
     If your compressor will not engage, add half a can of freon. If it still will not turn, it is likely broken. Do not add more refrigerant! You will need a mechanic to repair this problem.

Well written & vvvverry helpful!


DavidZ112 months ago

I think on the last page you used the words condenser when you meant compressor. When the compressor disengages the pressure on the low side can get quite high.