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Unread 07-29-2013, 07:21 PM   #1
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heater core /ac question

I'm doing my heater core this weekend and I just want to figure out how to remove the ac fluid I read the Haynes manual and I just want to figure out if i really need to take it to the dealership or find a tool for this.

oh and if there is a list of tools I would need for this.

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Unread 07-29-2013, 07:43 PM   #2
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You need to take it to a shop that can reclaim the freon from the system.

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Unread 07-29-2013, 09:23 PM   #3
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You need to take it to a shop that can reclaim the freon from the system.

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There's no way I can bleed the system myself?
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Unread 07-29-2013, 09:49 PM   #4
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Well....there is a way the old AC guys used to....but its fairly complicated.

The way its done is to get the system good and hot (engine running hood closed system off)

Then take a 10lb empty jug and immerse it in a tub of ice salt water, when you open the valve the gas in the system will try to condense at the coldest point which should be your tank. After a few minutes all that's left in the system is a little bit of gas.

Of course now venting any knowingly is a federal crime.....I would let a shop handle it.

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Unread 07-29-2013, 11:02 PM   #5
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Well....there is a way the old AC guys used to....but its fairly complicated.

The way its done is to get the system good and hot (engine running hood closed system off)

Then take a 10lb empty jug and immerse it in a tub of ice salt water, when you open the valve the gas in the system will try to condense at the coldest point which should be your tank. After a few minutes all that's left in the system is a little bit of gas.

Of course now venting any knowingly is a federal crime.....I would let a shop handle it.

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What would that cost for a shop to do that?
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Unread 07-29-2013, 11:22 PM   #6
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You'll just have to check around. Most shops do it fairly cheap because they can usually reuse the 134a they reclaim from the system.

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