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1993 Lincoln Town Car Question: What kind of freon is used in airconditioner?

 

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DeNanner, Flint, TX, August 15, 2013, 21:05
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want to know if my son can put freon in instead of using shop

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    Tbone1980 August 15, 2013, 22:16
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    The freon type should be on a lable somewhere under the hood, but I beleive it takes R19 that is no longer produced for pollution reasons, If it is R19 it will need to be converted to R134a refrigerant witch could be expensive..If yor not sure then I would advise to take it to a shop and have a professional look at it.
    NOTE:it may or may not already be R134a Dont remember what year they stopped using R19..

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    PARTS GUY, August 17, 2013, 21:03
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    The refrigerant type is R-12. Most likely is has been retrofitted to R134A.
    I've been in this business 40+ years in Florida. PLEASE DO NOT BUY A DIY KIT!!!!!!
    Take it to a PAT.

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    pushrod August 16, 2013, 02:28
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    R-12 is what it came from the factory with. Take your car to a parts store and ask a counter man to look and see if it has been retrofitted to the newer R-134A type freon, if so DIY freon kit is all you need! If it has not been switched, no big deal to do that either. If you need more help post results of what you find out and someone will help. Youtube is a great source for instructional video!! Just type in what you want to do! Retro fit A/C system/Charge A/C system etc. Both can easily be done, if your son is a little car savvy. There is no need to change a bunch of parts on this car! Just go to youtube and search for the video.

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    PARTS GUY, August 17, 2013, 21:07
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    The key to a complete retrofit is putting the system into a deep vacuum. Unless less this person has a vacuum pump he will not be able to retrofit the car or service it properly.

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    pushrod, August 17, 2013, 21:38
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    Key = CAR SAVVY + VIDEO!

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13188 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper August 16, 2013, 06:54
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    SEEK HELP ON THIS AS NOT TO DAMAGE ANYTHING. R12 HAS SMALLER FITTINGS AND R134 IS LARGER. IT SHOULD BE R12 BUT POSS HAS BEEN RETRO IFT FOR R134

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