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General A/C questions

rasouth

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I will take a look at the condenser and see if it is clean and no bent fins. No access to a vacuum pump at the moment. Maybe the auto parts store has one.
 
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rasouth

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Just checked out the condenser and quite a bit of the condenser fins are bent in the area that can be seen through the front grill. Maybe following my buddies too close on the dirt roads, kicking up rocks...? Maybe too aggressive when trying to clean it out...?
I am going to try to remove front grill and see if I can straighten them out, making sure they are just bent and not broken.
Just for future knowledge, these suggestions and answers can be used on pretty much any car with a/c, right? Meaning checking psi on low and high side, checking condenser, lines, vent temp... Just in case I have to work on my son's car.
 
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donalds

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Yes the general theory is the same
Meaning checking psi on low and high side, checking condenser, lines, vent temp... Just in case I have to work on my son's car.

All of them will have different specs of course


Maybe this will help
There is a video in there to

 
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