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The correct charge amount from empty for dual air is 56 ounces or 1.6 kg
okay this is my situation a rock make a small hole that damaged my a/c condencer so I am getting it repair and the tech is telling me it is going to cast around $600.00 just for the R143a freon, if it only take 56oz to get it cold and properly working along with the other parts then this tech is gipping me, right?
Well not if that includes the cost of replacing the condenser. If you are replacing the condenser yourself the evacuate and recharge should cost about 170. USD
thats a lot of baloney. 3.5 lbs of freon is the correct charge.
An evacuate and recharge with dual air should cost 170 anywhere.
Thank you sooo much Mikey... So it would only take 56 oz right? I am getting a new tech, one that is not related to me and I am going to make that person well aware of the facts that I know thanks to your expertise. one more questions... is there such a thing as a receiver dryer that connects to the condenser?
Thats right 56-oz. for dual air.
The filter-drier on your truck is called an acuumulator and its the big metal can with lines going to it.
You now some oil change places do evacuate and recharge now also.
So that is connected to the a/c condenser? Does it have anything to do with the a/c and do you recommend it to be changed as well? If so what is the estimated price?
Its not connected to the condenser but its up there in the front with a hose manifold attached to it but I would leave that alone. Your a/c just had a small leak, replace the condenser, and an evacuate and recharge will get your a/c going again.
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