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Ac hose broke, finally replacing it after 2 years

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It's the lower of the two hoses on the passenger side. It looks clogged on both ends of the break with something that looks like dried mud.

Cost me $90 online and what I need to know is can I replace the hose and Recharge the system with an autoparts store r134a recharge canister or two. Or do I need to take it to a shop to evacuate moisture and what ot to be safe.
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2 Years is an awfully long time to have a system that has not been run. Seals on compressor are probably dried out, you will need a new receiver drier, and absolutely must have the system evacuated under a vacuum for at least 30 mins to remove all moisture, before recharging. I do not recommend doing this yourself. I sense a big bill coming. Sorry.
Guy on other thread replaced his own hose and took to a shop for service. Evac and recharge was $150
thats not too bad for $150 considering it would prolly take 2 cannisters of crappy diluted DIY r134a from autozone which go for $40 a can
If you ever do top off the charge after you get it fixed, use pure 134a. Do not use anything with a sealer in it.
thats not too bad for $150 considering it would prolly take 2 cannisters of crappy diluted DIY r134a from autozone which go for $40 a can
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