Air conditioning needs to be charged...

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Ray ray, May 30, 2009.

  1. Ray ray

    Ray ray Guest

    Hello all,

    Our 1998 V90 Wagon is in dire need of an A/C recharge. Can anyone
    share with me which line I need to attach the canister to and where it
    is located? I have done this on other cars, but never on this one. I
    see, when I lift the hood, a long line with a cap on the left hand
    side in a very exposed and easy to reach spot. Is that the line? Or is
    it somewhere else.

    It's getting warm here in the ATL so any help is appreciated.

    aaron
     
    Ray ray, May 30, 2009
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    Vanja Guest

    WTF??
     
    Vanja, May 31, 2009
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    Glenn K Guest

    The recharge port is located very close to the passenger side headlight
    housing in the hood it is a small black cap remove the cap & you can
    attempt to recharge your ac but be aware that your model is known to
    have evaporator failures so even if you are able to recharge your ac &
    it blows cold it is a temporary fix until you can have your ac system
    checked by either your local Volvo dealer or your local Volvo specialist
    Glenn K
    Volvo Certified Technician 2008
    ASE Certified Technician 2008
     
    Glenn K, May 31, 2009
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    James Sweet Guest


    You need to find the leak or it will just leak out again. Eventually the
    oil will leak out too and the compressor will seize.

    Also if the system has become completely empty, air will have been drawn
    in and it has to be pumped down to a vacuum and the receiver/dryer
    replaced before you can charge it.
     
    James Sweet, Jun 2, 2009
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