How To Recharge an AC System - EricTheCarGuy

This video can show you the basics of recharging an AC system. I would urge you perform safe practices when working with AC and avoid venting refrigerant into the atmosphere. That said, with a little time and patients, you may be able to recharge your AC system yourself. For more information on HVAC Problems. http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-hvac-problems Tools Manifold Set: http://www.jbtoolsales.com/atd-tools-3695-deluxe-dual-aluminum-a-c-manifold-gauge-set/#oid=1002_1 Vacuum Pump: http://www.jbtoolsales.com/fjc-6905-1-5-cfm-vacuum-pump/#oid=1002_1 Vacuum Pump & Gauge Set: http://www.jbtoolsales.com/fjc-9281-vacuum-pump-gauge-set-assortment/#oid=1002_1 AC Leak Detection Kit: http://www.jbtoolsales.com/tracerline-tp8626-complete-a-c-leak-detection-kit/#oid=1002_1 Visit me at: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/ Finding leaks video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95RdGLFIbL8 Basics of AC: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w17DpGCcRj8 AC Performance Test: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XU_A4wNuHXI AC pressures: http://www.aircondition.com/tech/questions/82/ AC pressures 2: http://www.idqusa.com/faqs.php?faq=74&faq_id=74&category_id=18 As I said in the video you need to be responsible when dealing with refrigerant, also in some locations it's not legal for you to perform your own AC work so keep that in mind and observe your local laws. Stay dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information.  EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video.  Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result.  Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.

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This is a kind of video response to a question I got from RadicalComedy about servicing her AC system. Keep in mind that this is a very basic overview of the components and operation of the AC system. In future installments I plan to get more in depth about the operation and function of these parts but for now I think 6 minutes of your time is enough. Visit RadicalComedy's channel http://www.youtube.com/user/RadicalComedy Visit me at EricTheCarGuy.com http://ericthecarguy.com/ Visit EricTheCarGuy Forum http://www.ericthecarguy.com/forum/default.aspx Visit my Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy Stay dirty and cool if you can. ETCG





Increasing AC Performance by Cleaning Your Condenser -EricTheCarGuy
Increasing AC performance by cleaning your condenser was a surprise to me. My friend and forum moderator Paul Krawsek aka College man, turned me onto this. He works in HVAC and was telling me about the benefits of cleaning condenser coils. He says one of the biggest reasons that AC systems fail is due to increased head pressure in the compressor. Higher pressures equal more heat. The increased heat breaks down the lubricant. Once that happens, it's not long before the compressor fails. One way to keep down compressor temperature is to lower high side pressures in the AC system. You can do this by increasing the condensers efficiency by cleaning it. Honestly, I was amazed at the result. This really works and doesn't require that you open the AC system at all to do it. So if your AC isn't working as good as it should, you might try this process to see if it helps. NuBrite Cleaner spray can: http://www.climatedoctors.com/Solvents-Solutions/Nu-Calgon-4291-18-Nu-Brite -Coil-Cleaner-18oz-Aerosol?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cse&gclid=CKL2vovM9 b4CFa4WMgodnHcAYQ NuBrite Cleaner Gallon: http://www.amazon.com/Nu-Calgon-4291-08-Nu-Brite-Cleaner--Gallon/dp/B000R81 QCG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1402619384&sr=8-2&keywords=nubrite+coil+cleaner Pump Sprayer: http://www.jbtoolsales.com/devilbiss-803492-pump-sprayer/#oid=1002_1 Fin Comb: http://www.jbtoolsales.com/titan-tools-51500-air-conditioning-fin-comb/#oid =1002_1 Camera: Brian Kast The best place for answers to your automotive questions: http://www.ericthecarguy.com Related Videos. How AC Works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w17DpGCcRj8 AC Performance Testing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XU_A4wNuHXI How To Find and Repair AC Leaks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95RdGLFIbL8 How To Recharge an AC System: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lglPJuBXVeE Re: AC Videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBxkDFrVTdw AC Clutch Diagnosis and Repair: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7yflp1WFrU Cleaning AC Drains: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfXyo7a2F9A Element Grill Installation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Bg0PGM3SrY HID Headlight Installation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OB-KQIySb7w Re: How To Install HID Headlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBbAGqpH0pM 2004 Element HID Fog Light Installation (Part 1): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvOez4RCyn8 2004 Element HID Fog Light Installation (Part 2): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rINkzWHgCTM Article on AC diagnosis and repair: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-hvac-problems Discussion about this video: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/kunena/18-The-EricTheCarGuy-Video-Forum/51745- increasing-ac-performance-by-cleaning-condensers#100761 The best place for answers to your automotive questions: http://www.ericthecarguy.com EricTheCarGuy code lookup: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/obd-code-lookup Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy?fref=ts Twitter: https://twitter.com/EricTheCarGuy Google+: https://plus.google.com/100195180196698058780/posts Information on Premium Membership: https://www.ericthecarguy.com/premium-content-streaming-etcg-content Stay Dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information.  EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video.  Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result.  Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.





How To Find and Repair AC Leaks - EricTheCarGuy
Visit me at: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/ How To Recharge an AC System: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lglPJuBXVeE Basics of AC: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w17DpGCcRj8 AC Performance Test: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XU_A4wNuHXI I suppose this has been a long time coming but for me I wanted to make sure that I made a video that would be useful to you as well as emphasized the importance of good practices when working with AC. Keep in mind refrigerant is a CFC meaning that it pretty much kills the ozone layer and if you don't respect that you WILL cause environmental damage even a little adds up so please follow the precautions in this video when working on an AC system. The other thing about AC is that it involves a lot more than just shooting a can of refrigerant into the system when it's not working right there are many systems that come into play that you need to consider such as; the health of the cooling system, cooling fan operation, the mechanical operation of the components of the system, the operation of the HVAC inside the dash, and the electronics so keep in mind if you're having a problem with your AC it could be much more than just a simple leak. I'll get off my soap box now. --- Click below and Stay Dirty Visit me at EricTheCarGuy.com http://ericthecarguy.com/ Visit EricTheCarGuy Forum http://www.ericthecarguy.com/forum/default.aspx Visit my Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy --- Stay dirty and stay cool ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information.  EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video.  Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result.  Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.





AC Clutch Repair and Noise Diagnosis -EricTheCarGuy
This one starts out as a noise diagnosis that ends up working in an AC clutch repair on a 1998 Acura 3.2 TL. In addition to the AC compressor clutch, we also talk about repairing the AC belt idler pulley and other possible noises during AC operation. So if you ever need to replace an AC compressor clutch or have a noise coming from the idler pulley on your AC system, this video is for you. Here's some useful links. Snap Ring Pliers: http://www.jbtoolsales.com/kastar-1435-snap-ring-pliers/#oid=1002_1 The Basic Principals of AC: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w17DpGCcRj8 AC Performance Testing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XU_A4wNuHXI Finding and Repairing AC Leaks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95RdGLFIbL8 Recharging an AC System: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lglPJuBXVeE Discussion about this video: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/kunena/18-The-EricTheCarGuy-Video-Forum/47966- ac-compressor-clutch-and-noise-repair#78241 The best place for answers to your automotive questions: http://www.ericthecarguy.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy?fref=ts Twitter: https://twitter.com/EricTheCarGuy Google+: https://plus.google.com/100195180196698058780/posts Information on Premium Membership: https://www.ericthecarguy.com/premium-content-streaming-etcg-content Stay Dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information.  EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video.  Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result.  Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.




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