TUNING THE AIR (CAR AIR CONDITIONING)

The basics of air conditioning system operation are reviewed. Instructions are provided for the service specialist on air conditioner tune-up. Information is given on how to charge the system when a low-charge condition is encountered. The three methods of leak testing in the case of complete or almost complete refrigerant discharge are described: propane torch, electronic leak detector, and sudsy mixture. Procedures are outlined for charging an empty system. Additional common problems and corrections are noted; they relate to insufficient cooling, no cooling, and noise in the system.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Hearst Books

    Motor Books Department, 224 West 57th Street
    New York, NY  United States  10019
  • Publication Date: 1980-3

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 5 p.
  • Serial:
    • Motor
    • Volume: 153
    • Issue Number: 3

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00390976
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-028 686
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1984 12:00AM