How To Add Freon To A Car And Manually Engage AC Compressor Clutch




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Tom Gilmour: Love YouTube. Let's hope this video save me from a $1200 bill from PepBoys for a new compressor

RatchetsAnd Wrenches: No, you'll need a working pressure sensor to have working A/C. So replace that first, gl.

ntangang: Thanks bud. really savedme a whole lot of bucks. I was about to pay $ 900 for a new compressor. for $40 it worked like a charm.

patrick munnerlyn: I bypassed my a/c clutch and filled my car with freon and it worked! Thanks! The only issue I have now is that I have to keep the bypass connection attached so my a/c will work. What am I doing wrong?

419MrSmith: For my car 1995 gmc, you don't need to manually power the ac clutch, it will kick on after you dump about a half can of your 134a in.

yoseph777: Great learning expereince. I just take to the shop! Awesome video! yoseph San Antonio, Texas 78212

RatchetsAnd Wrenches: You measure it with the trigger on.

RatchetsAnd Wrenches: If freon is low or there is no freon your ac pressure switch keeps the clutch from engaging and potentially damaging ac parts so thats why you need to engage it manually like I show in the video. But since it sounds like you have absolutely nothing in the system at first try to add freon without engaging the clutch manually so you atleast get some in to provide lubrication than engage it manually. GL

John Smith: My Dodge Intrepid had the AC go out a couple of years ago, accept... The AC was completely fine, the damper that sends air to the heater was stuck open, and did not allow the air to go through the ac coil, and it also had controller glitches. I had to get it taken in 4 times because they don't make parts for that car anymore. But it cools great now.

RatchetsAnd Wrenches: If the reading was way off and after removing freon and bringing it to the normal reading the clutch is still not engaging it could be either the relay which you already replaced or the AC pressure switch, if you have a manual for your car you can find out how to test that. Also it could obviously be problems with your compressor/clutch or other components which only an a/c specialist can probably help you with. gl

Kevin Leers: This is what happens when you take bad advice and do it like a dumbass.

NYJETCARDINALS: Good video man!!

RatchetsAnd Wrenches: Nice, glad to hear it.

Javier Reyez: so i have a 2000 dodge grand caravan brand new air compressor it just need freon but i was told to put the freon on the high side is this correct or do i still need to find the low port plz help i have 2 kids one a 5 month old and its not funny how how she gets in there and soon we are taking a 8 hour trip we dont have the money to take to a shop right now if you can help me i would really appreciate it you may write to me at my email at shamerey@ymail.com thank you very much for your time

Anthony Ryan Merwin: Game, Set, Match

interlagos80s: thanks for video! does this work with all kinds of recharge kits? is there a certain psi you have to fill up to or just use the whole canister? i heard horror story on another video about someone adding 150-200 psi in their system and their compressor would not be detected anymore..thanks!

RatchetsAnd Wrenches: Yes

Timbo A: i agree, this is very dangerous for the compressor. Just connect the freon can to the low side port, it is very close to the compressor and will go directly to it therefore activating it. Don't be hasty the compressor will kick on soon after :)

RatchetsAnd Wrenches: Yes its not the safest for the compressor but in my case and I am going to assume alot of other cases the freon can wasnt strong enough to force enough freon in there to kick start the compressor!

TerryD15: You suggest connecting to the high pressure connector when it should be to the low pressure side. That's why you couldn't get the filler connector on to the port in the Vid. Bad advice.

grace art: I fixed my Grandma's A/C with your advice. I bypassed the Relay just like you said and Installed the freon. When the freon was done, I installed the A/C relay and it worked! Thank you!!!

MESHA ALLEN: im a female and trying to do things by myself for my car is a little challenging. I bought the Freon can at autozone and the hose but I didn't get a gage on it. Do I have to buy it separately? Or should it have come with it?

RatchetsAnd Wrenches: I appreciate your comment, thanks for watching.

RatchetsAnd Wrenches: good, its way too hot right now to be witout a/c. tx for watching

David Carter: Great Job...thank you, it works!!!!!

plmkdt528: Thank you

plmkdt528: Very helpful video, do u know if they sale Freon mixed dye in can. ? Please let me know . Thanks

james: hi i have toyota hais van so my van compressor is not working properly if out temp is 37 to 47.or if i put some cold water in condensor then compressor is working and cool but only for wile if water is dry then compressor is stop and early in morning and night time compressor is work so what can i do ? when i watch this video can run compressor manual permanently? or i am worried that hear in my place temp is too high 47degrees

yoooGmoney: thanks bro

MarshallrN: I removed freon without the clutch engaged because it was giving a HIGH reading. The clutch won't engage at all. Yet I'm going to try doing it manually. Replace relay already. Might be compressor or the sensor. Suggestions.

gambit2983: Thanks alot Ratchets, I will do that first.

erik fortin: My clutch is engaging but is cycling on/off every 5 seconds. Does this indicate low Freon? If so how many cans of freon will i need to recharge the system?

RatchetsAnd Wrenches: Pretty sure you can, just need to go to Autozone or Oreilly's or any other auto parts store and you should be able to pick them up.

Squidbillies1000: Excellent block of instructions.

Robert Gray: Great video! This helped.

RatchetsAnd Wrenches: np, thank you for your comment.

newtekie1: The only time I can think of that this wouldn't happen is if your can of freon is under half full. Then there might not be enough pressure in the can to push freon into the system. But in that case just go buy a new can, it is a lot cheaper than a new compressor.

isaac vegas: very good video. Thanks for the information. You're the first person on youtube to show this method it was hard to find but here it is.

Michael Flatman: should i manually engage it if my pressure sensor has gone bust we re gassed it last week

Crazson34: I have NEVER taken any of my cars to a shop to fix the A/C. They will rob you blind. The home mechanic can do it himself and save hundreds. Thanks for the video.

DarkendSun: I also have the same thing. I assume because the compressor is not engaging is why its so high. I think this would change if it was engaged,Correct ??

RatchetsAnd Wrenches: yw, thanks for watching.

RatchetsAnd Wrenches: Yes in order to get a correct reading the compressor needs to be running..if its running and you get 100psi than you have too much freon in the system. gl

paynee1010: Thanks I got supped for to day wonder how to engage the clutch I have a ford an it in the ccm so I went directly to the compressor and engaged it a refilled it now my craps chilling like a villain thanks toy you and all you tube self help mechanic

RatchetsAnd Wrenches: No, do not keep that bridge on from the battery to the fuse box. You only do that to fill the system when the compressor doesnt kick on.

RatchetsAnd Wrenches: Hmm, I would double check and make sure you have the right relay, the relay for the fan clutch and the compressor should be different. Also if you have a code for the ac pressure switch I would replace it first as that would keep your clutch from engaging. Before you do that make sure the wire that runs to it is not pinched anywhere or hasnt been rubbing up against any sharp edges. Especially if the car had recent work done with its vicinity. Sorry I cant be of anymore help. GL

mspade101: How come you don't mention that IF you need any refrigerant added to the system, you have a leak in the system and it will run low again and you'll have to keep adding to the system. Isn't it better to get the leak fixed, and stop wasting money.

bassthumper2377: thanks for the informative video!

emerel: I followed your helpful video on my a4 b6'04 but bypassing the relay only turned on the ac fan, the clutch never engaged, definitely I had the wright relay, after scanning with vagcom u had a high pressure sensor fault code popping up, I had a good look at it and it looks pretty clean with no rust or wireing damage. Any solution pal. Great tutorial though. Cheers

Justin Lehr: Good info. I would also like to see a video of the party that was happening in the background. lol
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How to Add Freon to a Car and Manually Engage AC Compressor Clutch