Will recharging my cars AC fix it, or is it brokener?
August 1, 2011 8:29 PM Subscribe
Will a new can of refrigerant fix my car's AC?
posted by dirtdirt to travel & transportation (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
2006 Kia Spectra. Recently the AC has intermittently ceased to blow cold - it still blows always, it just isn't cold sometimes. The lack of coldness seems to be precipitated by waiting at a stop light, or otherwise idling the car. Get back up to speed and the cold comes back, although the coldless periods are getting much more common and much more protracted.
It was 107 here yesterday, and it looks like it will remain that hot for the rest of my life. I am willing and able to buy a can of stuff and follow Dr. Google's directions to install it, but I wanted to get some confirmation that it will probably work rather than spend the money, find out it didn't, and have to spend more money AND feel the wrath of an overheated and pregnant wife.