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Old 11-15-2010, 10:27 PM   #1
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Can I evac my condensor at home?

I need to pull the motor in my 02 Wrangler X. I am used to working on older cars with no A/C. Obviously I know it is not legal to exac the A/C system into the atmosphere. I guesss my question is - do they sell any kit to do this? or...?

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Old 11-15-2010, 10:31 PM   #2
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I believe you have to go to a shop with AC evap. and have them remove it. Something about EPA certification requirements. That is my understanding.

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Old 11-15-2010, 10:43 PM   #3
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Pulling the vacuum on the system once it is open is the part that most people do not have the tools to do at home. Any moisture in the system is a bad thing.
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Just a thought, I don't suppose I could pull the condenser and compreser together keeping the system in tact. I'd have to make sure where the lines run.
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You're gonna have to recover the refrigerant and then pull a vacuum on the system once everything is back together and you're ready to recharge the system...TECHNICALLY, you can do it yourself at home. If I remember right, you are exempt from needing your EPA 609 MVAC certification when working on your own personal vehicle (though you must still follow the requirements of recovering the refrigerant and not just purging it into the air), but chances are you're not going to have the tools to do the job. You need a recovery machine as well as a vacuum pump...plus a R-134a gauge set in order to charge the system.

There shouldn't be a huge cost involved in everything...I think my buddy's shop charges roughly $70 for a recharge which is essentially what you'll be needing.
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Old 11-16-2010, 07:25 PM   #6
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Worked on A/C systems for 26+ years. The above is 100% correct.

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