View Full Version : AC gone bad?

04-04-2012, 01:43 PM
I dont know if its possible, but I just got my car going today after it sat for over 6 months.....now the AC isnt blowing cold air. Do I have to maybe recharge it or something? Or should it be fine, and my shiz is f'd up?

Manny Kid 15
04-04-2012, 03:32 PM
You can take it where they do AC and get it checked to make sure all works properly and no leaks and then have them recharge it...

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04-04-2012, 03:37 PM
The only way to tell for sure is to have it recharged with a dye to pin point if there's a leak and where exactly. But to answer your question, yes, very possible. The shop I work out get loaded this time of year with all the people whose a/c magically stopped working over winter. 90+% is a leak.

04-04-2012, 05:04 PM
Cant you use something like soapy water or something? Any typical spots the system usually leaks from in our cars?

04-04-2012, 06:53 PM
Not sure, Most cars leak at the condensor, or connection points. Basically the weak points of an ac system. I can't say I've ever tries using soapy water.

04-05-2012, 11:35 AM
I tried a dye. According to the lack of any visible dye, I didnt/dont have any leaks. I put in a small can of 134, and guess what? It blows cold air now! lol I do have one question for anyone that's familiar with doing it yourselff.....the hose/gauge I have has a thing where you move the glass to where this section of the glass is over the outside temp, according to the gauge. There is a needle on the gauge that I am guessing you have to get it to that little window before it's charged. Am I correct on that? If so, then I need another stupid can. lol
If ya'll need me to, I can take pics.

05-11-2012, 07:27 PM
Old thread but check to see if your compressor clutch is engaging. I didn't use my A/C for months and when I finally turned it on my clutch didn't engage. I replaced the relay and everything and still didn't work but that might be your problem