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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: 5 months ago.
Category: Mercedes
Customer: replied 5 months 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 5 months ago.
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Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 5 months 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 5 months ago.
Im,asking the person,helping
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 5 months ago.

Ok, let me know. take your time.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
No
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
He didnt,he doesn't have them,
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Im,sorry i,want afford the 52 for phone im,in,a divorce
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 5 months ago.

Ask him if the compressor cycles on and off .

Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 5 months ago.

Also ask him how much charge he out in it

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
it is
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 5 months ago.

how much charge did he put in it

Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 5 months ago.

1 can???

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Ful can,yesterday and a half today but now drained it out
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 5 months 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 5 months ago.

Let me know please.

Larry

Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 5 months ago.

Take your time. i will be here for you.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I will we are in it now
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 5 months 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 5 months ago.

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

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
We are trying g it he is going to get the biggest can and start filling
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 5 months ago.

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

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Thank,yoy, ill,ket you know asap
Im,in,such,need
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months ago.

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

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
sir in Alabama it's been,heat index of 102
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 5 months ago.

Oh wow!

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I know I have 2 little ones ...and I have been so worried
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 5 months ago.

I can sure understand.

Customer: replied 5 months 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 5 months ago.

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

Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 5 months ago.

Are you still with me?

Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 5 months 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 5 months ago.
Im,sorry the places closed we have in,more stuff :(
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 5 months 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 5 months 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.

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