91 FJ80 low freon

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by Rshields85, May 16, 2018.

  1. Rshields85

    Rshields85

    Messages:
    86
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    26
    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2016
    Location:
    Columbia, SC
    I have a 1991 FJ80 (3FE) that has started blowing cool as opposed to cold air, as well as blowing the high high air relay. I checked the sight glass and with the air on the second highest setting I am seeing alot of air bubbles so I know I am low on freon and that I must have a leak somewhere. No mechanics near me are willing to even look at it, is there a way to find the leak myself? I really don’t want to go through the expensive process of converting to 134.
     
  2. inkpot

    inkpot SILVER Star

    Messages:
    13,058
    Likes Received:
    2,527
    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2003
    Location:
    Chandler, Az.
    Take it to a dealership?
     
  3. Alleycats

    Alleycats

    Messages:
    1,059
    Likes Received:
    156
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2012
    Location:
    AZ
    R12 is spendy.
     
  4. richj11

    richj11 SILVER Star

    Messages:
    358
    Media:
    96
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    191
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2005
    Location:
    Seabeck, WA
    Not a lot of options if it is already low. Sure, you may be able to pinpoint the leak, but to repair it you'll likely have to take something apart, then there is no freon left.

    In my opinion, suck it up and take it to a pro.
     
  5. jdayment

    jdayment SILVER Star

    Messages:
    2,148
    Media:
    3
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    1,213
    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2009
    Location:
    Mesa, AZ
    Take it up to Greeneville and have @Trollhole s shop look at it
     
  6. Rshields85

    Rshields85

    Messages:
    86
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    26
    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2016
    Location:
    Columbia, SC
    I’m gonna bite the bullet and convert to R134a. Apparently this August it’s going to become significantly harder to get R12 anyways.
     
Tags:
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.