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Old 04-12-2017, 10:59 PM   #1
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Default A/C evacuation

I'm getting further into my swap projects. I will have two functioning A/C systems that I'm going to have to open up. I thought that I could go to Jiffy Lube and they could take the refrigerant out of the system and I drive away. Just went there and that wasn't the case. They said their machine has to replace the refrigerant once it created a vacuum.

The jiffy lube person said there are kits to do it myself and I've seen that mentioned online, but can't seem to find them. It sounds bad to release 2 systems into the sky if I don't have to (think of the children)....what are people doing with this?
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My local tire shop actually did the evac for free. He said if I came back and wanted the system recharged, I would pay for it then. In my case I was basically giving them free refrigerant. Try another shop.

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Technically, evacuation is pulling a vacuum on the system in preparation for charging. If you're talking about removing the existing refrigerant, that's recovering. Not sure why Jiffy Lube couldn't do that. Every machine I've ever used had the ability to recover seperately from the evac/recharge procedure. I second Spidertri's advice. Try another shop.

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