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Old 06-23-2013, 09:06 AM
acemccracken acemccracken is offline
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AC Recharge

Hello all,

I am trying to recharge the AC in my '04 X5. I found the LP. When I attach the gauge to it, the pressure gauge needle maxes out over 552. Can't be right, can it? The LP is on the passenger side up near the firewall.

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Old 06-23-2013, 09:22 AM
acemccracken acemccracken is offline
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Wrong number. The pressure gauge needle maxes out over 80 psi. Can't be right, can it? Does this indicate a more serious problem?
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Old 06-29-2013, 09:10 PM
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Was the engine running and the ac compressor engaged? That could be the system pressure without the ac running, that is the pressure within the system. Need a little bit more info in order to help you.
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Old 06-29-2013, 09:35 PM
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Hey Upallnight,
Thanks for the reply. Yes, the engine was running and the ac was running as well. The ac was blowing very warm air inside the car. It was very warm the day I was trying to do this, if that matters at all. I've done this before on other cars and the outside temp was never an issue.
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Old 06-30-2013, 05:11 AM
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If the system was running and the low side prerssure is that HIGH, could be the compressor is bad. You need to get a complete manifold gauge set to see what the HIGH side prerssure is.
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