Hi all I recently aquired a 94 Ford Tempo. I Want to recharge the AC.
It says use R134a So I got can with the nozle attached to it. The
Problem is that the nozle doesn't fit on the only port I can find
located at the front of the car and right on top. Is there a diff port I
am not seeing or does the nozzle just not fit. If there is another one,
where is it??????? Thanks. Steve
High side and low side ports are different sizes.... keep looking. These
cans are designed to be connected to the low side port. I'm not a big fan of
DIY AC repairs, especially when the can contains sealers (these can make it
so no shop will touch your car). Modern AC equipment can be spendy to repair
and I don't know of many shops that don't "prove" the AC charge before
The low side port on your Tempo is in the paseenger side rear corner of the
compartment on the side of the accumulator. Stand by the passenger fender, put
head down by the hood hinge and look down. It takes a 90 degree fitting or quick
connect to hook up to it. You won't do it with a straight hose or a can with no
I agree with Jim, AC repair is not really a DIY job. There's a lot more to it
just "recharging" the system. If the refrigerant has leaked out, so has an
undertermined amount of oil. Getting the oil right without the proper equipment
like adding oil to your engine with no dipstick. The leak in your system is
in the connection just below the service port that you found, or the compressor
seal. Both are real common leakers on Tempos.
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