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    Checked my A/C’s refridgerant charge (1st time in 4 years). It was a little low so I added about 1/2 a can. Compressor seems quieter now and the A/C does seem to blow colder air. I use A/C so rarely here but for those 2 days a year it’s really nice to have.

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    How do you check the charge? I tried researching it for the Mirage but having difficulty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk Diggler View Post
    How do you check the charge? I tried researching it for the Mirage but having difficulty.
    Some of the better r134a canisters have gauges that show charge level. Follow the directions, start the car with the A/C on max and let it run or drive it so that it’s at operating temp. Shake the can vigorously for a couple of minutes while the car is running. Leave the car running with the A/C on. Open the hood and locate the Low Port on the A/C lines (aluminum tubes on passenger side of the engine compartment). The Low port is located on the firewall. It is a black screw on cap with a raised “L” embossed on it. Unscrew the cap and make sure you don’t lose it (the attachment of the hose to the port DOES NOT have threads. It uses a spring loaded locking seal to attach to the port. If you’ve ever used a air compressor and disconnected and reconnected different tools to your air line then you’re familiar with this type of connector). Attach the hose with the gauge to the can and now connect to the Low Port. The car is still running but at first you’ll want to see what your A/C charge level is. Watch the gauge and note how low the level drops when the compressor kicks in. If after observing a couple of compressor cycles you determine that the charge level is too low then when the compressor is running give it a 3-5 second shot of refridgerant. You’ll see the gauge rise. Let it cycle a couple of more compressor cycles and check it again. Repeat until your levels rise to the “normal” range while the compressor is running. Remember to leave the car running and A/C on max during this. Once your levels are better, disconnect the hose from the Low Port, put the cap back on and you’re done. Hope this helps, it’s a little long winded.


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