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I recently discovered my A/C is blowing hot air. My guess is that it's out of freon, but I'm not sure if there are any leaks in the lines. In 2002 I had the front end of my vehicle repaired, new headlamps, grill, and hood due to a dodge ram 2500 backing into me; the guys at the collision shop left A/C some lines unplugged I had to return for them to fix the problem. They are a very high-end luxury repair facility (Park Place), so I'm sure they would have topped off the freon after this incident. Can someone please tell me what I should be looking for and whether or not I should take on this task myself; I would have no problems following a manual and could enlist the help of a close family friend..............the good ole shade tree mechanic(he's proven)!! Also It's time to have the transmission flushed and a major tune up, the first tuneup since I purchased the car with 69000 I'm at 135000 now. Should I throw the money into have the professionals do it or can this too be accomplished as a do it yourselfer?

All Help is Greatly Appreciated!!!!!! :unsure:

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You can get little kits to recharge, and test the level for $30-$40 usd at autoparts stores. I've done it on two cars, there's nothing really complicted about it.

Ya plug a gauge on the low pressure line, and it tells ya how you stand. Normally they tell you to add X many recharge cans to bring it up to spec.

You can normally return the gauge and stuff for a partial refund, but it's such a cheap tool, and the refill cans are also cheap; it's something you can hold on to. It's probably going to happen again on some car you own!

I would do it yourself on the freon. It's not complicated, nor particularly hard.

Draining the fluids is not rocket sciene either.

Changing the rear spark plugs is a complete pain. You normally need various extension's, some swivel sockets, and a flexible extension (flexi-shaft) helps also.

Unless you want to take the upper intake off...

A lot of people here would tell you to take it in somewhere, but to answer the question. Yes you can do it if you want to. Probably wind up being a weekend project.

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You can get little kits to recharge, and test the level for $30-$40 usd at autoparts stores. I've done it on two cars, there's nothing really complicted about it.

Ya plug a gauge on the low pressure line, and it tells ya how you stand. Normally they tell you to add X many recharge cans to bring it up to spec.

You can normally return the gauge and stuff for a partial refund, but it's such a cheap tool, and the refill cans are also cheap; it's something you can hold on to. It's probably going to happen again on some car you own!

I would do it yourself on the freon. It's not complicated, nor particularly hard.

Draining the fluids is not rocket sciene either.

Changing the rear spark plugs is a complete pain. You normally need various extension's, some swivel sockets, and a flexible extension (flexi-shaft) helps also.

Unless you want to take the upper intake off...

A lot of people here would tell you to take it in somewhere, but to answer the question. Yes you can do it if you want to. Probably wind up being a weekend project.

Thanks alot I plan on getting started today...........I'll keep you posted on how it turns out!!

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