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Old 06-04-04, 11:59 AM
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Is it possible to drain your vehicle's air conditioning yourself? I have a friend who doesn't want to pay 200 dollars to have her a/c drained and was wondering if it is possible to do it yourself.



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Old 06-04-04, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by mjermolowicz01
Is it possible to drain your vehicle's air conditioning yourself? I have a friend who doesn't want to pay 200 dollars to have her a/c drained and was wondering if it is possible to do it yourself.
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NO, NO, NO It's very dangerous and highy illegal. Every bit of freon has to be recovered by law. I don't know what you'd be paying $200 for. A simple recovery should be under $50. Are you talking about evacuating and recharging after? The price of the freon must be included for that much money.
 
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Old 06-04-04, 03:44 PM
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My friend told me that 200 is for labor. She said she would have to then pay for all the freon for the a/c to be recharged. Her a/c was overcharged and she was told that running the a/c could blow the o-rings in the a/c.

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Old 06-04-04, 04:16 PM
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I think she should get a second opinion on that one. If the system was “only” over charged I think most places would just charge her for an evac & recharge which is normally an hour labor or less.
 
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Old 06-04-04, 04:25 PM
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I think she should get a second opinion on that one. If the system was “only” over charged I think most places would just charge her for an evac & recharge which is normally an hour labor or less.
Actually it's 1.4hr in Alldata. Even at $75 per hour that would be $105. R134 should be $15-$20 per lb. with it holding, on average 2 - 2 1/2 lbs. Sounds too high to me. They're explanation of what high pressure will cause was a bit off the mark also. She does need a second opinion and one that specializes in A/C repairs if possible. Maybe even the dealer.
 
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Old 06-05-04, 07:03 AM
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Thank You! I will let my friend know about that. If any body in the Brandon, FLorida area knows of an auto air specialist I would appreciate a referral. I friend does not have a lot of money and she wants to get the problem fixed

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