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Chuck
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6/13/2004
20:57:17

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Our 93 Dodge Dakota 3.9 needs to have the Air Conditioning Compressor replaced. We would like to convert it to use R134A. Are there any other years or models that have a compatible compressor?



Jon
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6/13/2004
21:35:33

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You can use the same compressor thats on there, you just need to install an r134a conversion kit which basically just consists of new hi and low side fittings. What is wrong with the old compressor? If it failed internally you will need to replace the reciever/drier and flush the entire system to prevent metal in the system from destroying your new compressor.

-Jon



bdholsin
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6/22/2004
15:48:26

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If you need to replace your compressor I have a newly remanufactured one if you are interested. For $250.00 (this includes shipping) I'll let you have it. E-mail me at bholsinger@twmi.rr.com if you're interested.

Brock



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6/22/2004
21:30:06

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Are you sure your truck is not already R134? Didn't Dodge stop in 91? 92 and later should have nothing but R134.



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6/23/2004
10:11:43

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Wrong. They didn't convert fully until 1993. My 92 Daytona and 92 Dakota are both R12.



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6/23/2004
10:38:57

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With the help of my neighbor I converted my '91 to the 134a. Had the original compressor on it, but did have the neighbor vacuum out the system throughly first, then installed everything from the 134a conversion kit from Wal-Mart (approx. $35). Did this last May and its still working great. From what I've heard, all compressors are will work OK, just need to get all of the R-12 and oil out first as well as any other contaminant (moisture) before you install the new stuff. As mentioned by Jon above, if your compressor bit the dust you probabally want to replace the dryer as well.



fryzss
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6/23/2004
11:38:23

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Only thing to watch with the conversion is the hoses. Sometimes if there are O-rings you may want to replace them. The 134 particles are much smaller and have the ability to leak out if the hoses are marginal. I've been taught to watch the amount of 134 put back in. Just follow the directions and it will great.



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