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He's the deal:
Yesterday (temp 22 C)everything was fine, a/c worked great nice and cold..
Today (temp 25 C), I goto hit the a/c and ...nothing, its blowing but its not cold air.

I tried to touch the acumulator and inlet pipe and they were close to the same temp (actually they were kinda warm)...

So any suggestions?
 

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Check and see if the compressor is kicking in and out. That's the fiist place look. You should be able to see and hear the clutch on the compressor kick in and out.
 

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Also look at you compressor and see if it look oily. You may have lost all of your freon/oil. Check all you lines at the connections and see if they look oily.
 

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-compressor is kicking in
-compressor and connections look as oily as usual, but its not the cleanest engine bay :D

If i've run out of freon can I just get it topped up? I've heard most shops won't do it without charging you a bunch for "finding" leaks.

P.S. Anyone in the Hamilton/Burlington/Guelph area who knows someone who could recharge my system, let me know.
 

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and it is really too bad that you are way up there...auto/home a/c systems certified....if the clutch is cycling in and out it could be

low on charge (clutch cycles frequently)
overcharge (clutch will usually cycle frequntly)
clutch worn out...may try to engage, but not turn the pulley
a restriction in the system somewhere
no refrigerant in the system
fan not circulating air across the condenser (engine fan)
internal compressor worn out (seals blowing by causing no pressure)

that's all I can think of off hand...without personally checking it out...sometimes steps come to me in person that I cannot think of on the comp
 

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If the compressor is kicking in then its trying to work. If you lost cooling slowly over the summer months as in a slow leak, then add a can of freon to charge it back up. But if something happened in one days time maybe you should let someone put a set of pressure guages on it and find out what happened. I just had my Mercedes converted to 134 and they found a bad fitting to boot. It was $185.00 well spent. Some shops will do dianosis for under $50. It might save you some time and money. You don't want to damage the systen any further. My 92 Escort wagon I think still has R-12 in it. Make sure your car is a 134 AC unit before you decide put a can in. I sugest having it looked at.
 

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good point...it does mention in his sig that it is a 95, by law it will have 134a, 94 was the changeover year for cars in production...my 93 is still running the 12 system...and trust me you do not wanna buy any r-12...that stuff is crazy high
 

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little update:

This evening when going out, I hear a brief squeal from the front of the car, when I tried the A/C. I started the car, turned on fan, only when I hit the A/C button did the squeal happen, and I tried a few more times over the 2 hours I was out and about.

I check the belts, tension was good but I gave then a little tighten anyways(still within specs)

I figure this is related but I don't know what yet.
 

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The belts aren't too old and they are tight enough...

Anyways I'm taking it to get looked by a local shop at on Monday, and we will take it from there...
 
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