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My RAM 1500 5.7 AC has gradually lost the cool air when AC on. I suspect it just needs a recharge. Looking at using A/C Pro or similar product. Is there any reason I need to have the dealer to this or just do it myself? Truck has 57,000 and still on 100,000 factory warranty.
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My RAM 1500 5.7 AC has gradually lost the cool air when AC on. I suspect it just needs a recharge. Looking at using A/C Pro or similar product. Is there any reason I need to have the dealer to this or just do it myself? Truck has 57,000 and still on 100,000 factory warranty.
Thanks, after talking to dealer I agree. If there is a leak I won"t find it nor be able to fix it. Leak sealers can complicate the work down the road and end up costing more. Maybe some of this can be covered under warranty.
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I agree, almost all of the refrigerant in the auto parts stores that have the dye in it, also have Stop LeakI would not put stop leak in the A/C , any more than i would use it in a modern day radiator cooling system
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It would have been under the three year warranty bumper to bumper. After that it is only warrantied if it is lubed with oil(drive train) I was told by two dealers. Recharge it yourself. It is really easy. If that doesn"t work then take it in.
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Recharge yourself? Good luck finding the kits. Our trucks use the new gas, waaaay more expensive and has different fittings. I just found all this crap out. Don"t mix gasses. If you ever have to service it, the new machines required to reclaim the gas has sensors that will detect contamination. Which might mean they will charge you to put all new fresh gas back in instead of your original stuff. $$$$$.
I"ll report the resolution of this problem in case it helps someone. I took my truck to dealer upon their recommendation vs. a freon kit and doing it on my own. Turns out the issue was evaporator located behind the dash. Ordered part and kept vehicle overnight. Called and offered a loaner in case it went over the weekend. It didn"t. I asked service manager how much this job would have cost without my MaxCare plan and he said it would have been $1200. Have not quite paid for the MaxCare yet but intend to keep the vehicle for a few more years. So far glad I have it. Had one former issue for $250 and paid the $100 so up to about $1500 in repairs less the $200 paid for two deductibles so far.
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Recharge yourself? Good luck finding the kits. Our trucks use the new gas, waaaay more expensive and has different fittings. I just found all this crap out. Don"t mix gasses. If you ever have to service it, the new machines required to reclaim the gas has sensors that will detect contamination. Which might mean they will charge you to put all new fresh gas back in instead of your original stuff. $$$$$.
If you ever run into this in the future, you can find the R1234-YF refrigerant at your local O"Reilly Auto Parts Store. It"s crazy expensive, but I work for the company and get a nice discount. Part number is 1234yf-12. The caveat to this is that we do not sell the gauge for the different sized cans/fittings on the truck. You can find an adapter, but I"ve heard they leak and you may waste the bottle of gold you just bought. The new stuff operates at a different PSI than 134-A. I ordered my gauge through A/C Pros on Amazon, bought the can of refrigerant at O"Reilly and filled it myself. Also, I would recommend getting a set of A/C o-rings (they are green) and put o-rings under the Hi and Lo side caps. This was the culprit on mine.

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