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Virtual Wrench, Master Mechanic
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Experience:  35 years/Master Tech. Foreign and Domestic
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My, 08,mercedes-benz gl 450,..is blowing hot air help we

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My, 08,mercedes-benz gl 450,..is blowing hot air help we have charged
JA: Have you checked the coolant level? Have you checked the hoses for leaks?
Customer: My,coolant level is low
JA: What year is your GL?
Customer: 08
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Freon charge and then thought was too much
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: Was trying to avoid that the compressor is mucjing on
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Customer: Kucki,v on
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mercedes
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I,NEED help now i,have a sick child and i,want spent a fortune ....i,mean I thought,it could be simple
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.

Welcome,

I have been a professional master mechanic for over 35 years and am happy to help you with this.

Did you use a set of gauges that connected to both the high AND low side pressure ports when you charged it?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Im,asking the person,helping
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.

Ok, let me know. take your time.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He didnt,he doesn't have them,
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Im,sorry i,want afford the 52 for phone im,in,a divorce
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.

Ask him if the compressor cycles on and off .

Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.

Also ask him how much charge he out in it

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it is
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.

how much charge did he put in it

Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.

1 can???

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ful can,yesterday and a half today but now drained it out
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.

Thanks,

Ok, when it cycles on and off it means that it is NOT full enough. You cant depend on the reading from just one hose.

Have him add more until the compressor does not cycle on and off anymore then see if it blows cold

Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.

Let me know please.

Larry

Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.

Take your time. i will be here for you.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I will we are in it now
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.

tell him that it will only take the charge when the compressor is on, so it may take a little while when its cycling on and off.

Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.

eventually it wont cycle on and off anymore and it should start to blow cold

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
We are trying g it he is going to get the biggest can and start filling
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.

Don't worry about over charging it. If it still cycles, it's not full enough

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank,yoy, ill,ket you know asap
Im,in,such,need
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.

No problem. I will be here for you. Also if you just signed up for a subscription, you get 2 free phone calls.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Oh ok,..,when,he comes back,from,getting the can ill,let you know and you can talk with him
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.

Sounds good. Where are you? Is it pretty hot there

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
sir in Alabama it's been,heat index of 102
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.

Oh wow!

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I know I have 2 little ones ...and I have been so worried
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.

I can sure understand.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Think,you he is on way back,he I kept telling him you said don't worry about over charging it
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.

That's correct. If it cycles on and off its still low.

Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.

Are you still with me?

Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.

Please don't leave me hanging. I was supposed to get off work an hour ago but I promised you to be here for you.......

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Im,sorry the places closed we have in,more stuff :(
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.

Do you want to continue tomarrow?

If you rate my service so far, we can continue tomarrow and there is NO further charge.

Larry

Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.

I really think you will need to take it in to be looked at? This has a special çompressor and should be handled by a pro.

Best wishes.