Fixing Your Own A/C

courtesy of Bob, The Auto Answer Man


Dear Bob,
I have a '91 Jetta turbo diesel and the A/C is not very cold. I suspect the freon requires recharging. Can I do this myself? Will it save me any money?
Mark

Mark,
Unless you are a certified A/C technician, you can't get the freon (unless it is the newer r-134a). Years ago, the USEPA banned the sale and manufacture of r-12 (the freon used in auto a/c units). And to put it mildly, there is no way to save money when it comes to auto A/C!
Good Luck!
Drive Safely!
Bob, The Auto Answer Man


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