R12 to 134A Basic Questions

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1 week 4 days ago #202845 by creativepotato
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Early '93 L4 Camry. Looking to get a few months of A/C in the southwest desert and not exactly sure where my focus should be without spending copious amount of diy hours. Here's where I'm at for under $100. Replace damaged condenser. Replace drier. Buy a recharge kit to see if the compressor works.

It feels like I'm over thinking this with an old car. Should I just get a 134a kit and see if it takes a charge? Everything else on the vehicle has been well maintained and I'm confident I've done her right, but the HVAC is a complicated [woman].

'93 Camry 2.2L - 333k

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1 week 3 days ago #202852 by 75W90
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So what exactly is your question? You replaced a lot of parts and its still not working? Dont put R134a in a R12 system. Also dont use the "recharge kits".

Fill it properly. Go to a shop that does A/C work, they have the proper equipment. It will save you a lot of time and money.

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3 days 14 hours ago #202905 by creativepotato
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My budget for parts was <$100. I pulled the compressor yesterday and turned the clutch and it was stuck, then broke free with not much effort and a "burp" emitted from the line inlets (holes). Proceeded to jump the unit and the clutch caught, bearings are smooth, no slippage. Dry as a bone inside too. My question was if I should buy a recharge kit to kickstart the system, but I already have parts and seals on order. Have a feeling my problem when I did the Walmart conversion kit many years ago was a messy clog in the condenser. $90 in parts and oil, my time, and a trip to Walmart for the recharge and we'll see if I get cold air again. Gen 3 Toyotas seem to treat us fanatics well.

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