Re: Air conditioning in a 1998 Ranger XLT

Unless it has been converted, it's R-12. R-12 is still available, so that's entirely possible. I doubt this is something you can "legally" work on.
CJB

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I doubt that your 98 has R12. It almost certainly has R134. You can get cans for $ 7-8 and a hose with a tap to install it at ANY auto parts store. You might want to get a cheap set of gauges. I saw a set at Checkers for $50. You need a little advice from an AC guy and you should be ok to add refrigerant if thats all it needs.

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Scott wrote:

What wrong with this picture? Dealer throw parts at it and its still not right. If you have a problem, just throwing gas at it is NOT going to solve the problem. If you open up the system, your going to need a vacuum pump and gauges to do anything to it. And that's not even covering proper disposal and legalities of venting refrigerant.
You need to get the real cause of your problem diagnosed. Is it not functioning from lack of refrigerant? Lack of climate control electronic? Leaks due to leaking o rings, evaporator, hoses or compressor seals? The list goes on. What all did the dealer do to it? what are the symptoms? You need to get a gauge set on the high and low side fittings and get some readings and go from there.
BOB
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