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Old 06-23-2012, 01:47 PM
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What type of freon does a 1995 Dodge Ram 1500 use?
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Old 06-23-2012, 02:11 PM
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R134a.
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Old 06-23-2012, 02:14 PM
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If you have to ask this question, I highly suggest you don't do this on your own.
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Old 06-23-2012, 03:20 PM
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If you have to ask this question, I highly suggest you don't do this on your own.

+1....or read the lable under the hood....

If it needs a charge, it has a leak. if it has a leak, it needs to be located and fixed. Most people do not own the necessary equipment to do this correctly or have the experience to make such repair. just recharging it may make it cool, but it will still have a leak. And at about $1.00 per ounce, refrigerant is too expensive for me to waste......

But if you do it, follow the service manual instructions, use proer equipment, and be careful. Any compressed gas has tohe potential to cause injury.
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Old 06-29-2012, 09:56 AM
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Mine has a leak all of a sudden. I suspect the valve in the low side service port. :-(
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Old 06-29-2012, 01:55 PM
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here's a big hint... The US made a law mandating that all vehicles made in 1994 or later may NOT use R12 (freon) refrigerant in their A/C systems. so all domestics since then have used R134a. Seems to be the standard for automotive use, however there are alternative refrigerants to R134a, but they aren't being used in vehicles that I know of yet.
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Old 06-29-2012, 03:52 PM
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I've heard of guys filling their AC systems with propane, but don't know how it works out.
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I've heard of guys filling their AC systems with propane, but don't know how it works out.
Please do not suggest using propane ,to a bunch of people that are trying to save money here on DF. Post ALL the facts about it's use and how to use it.
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Old 06-29-2012, 09:32 PM
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Not suggesting anyone do it, not recommending it, only stating I've heard of it being done. Just filled mine yesterday with R134a, no propane.
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Old 06-29-2012, 11:55 PM
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Filling your a/c system with a combustible gas sounds like a recipe for disaster to me.
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