How many cans of freeon does it takes before the compressor come on if it's out

Asked by Jun 18, 2013 at 05:47 PM about the 1996 Lincoln Town Car Executive

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

3 Answers

It doesn't work that way. If the A/C system is low or out of refrigerant for the first thing, R12 Freon is nearly impossible to find, much less buy it. Any A/C system that originally used R~12 must be converted to R134, the gas now used in any system. It seems you are asking when the compressor will 'come on'...that has nothing to do with the compressor engaging for the clutch to run.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
23,455

I don't think a '96 uses R12. To answer your question - the system should start cycling before the first can is completely in. A question: did you fix a leak or are you just pumping in Freon to try make it work? No Freon means that there is a leak. The stuff doesn't evaporate from a sealed, high- pressure system. The AC system could be compromised and several things need to be evaluated and addressed before you squirt any R134a at it. (Evacuate the system, change the receiver/dryer if it's been open a while, etc.) There should be a sticker to tell you how much Freon (R134a) to add to the system - a little math and some estimation will be in order but you can get pretty close. With High-side pressures approaching 350 psi, you're really better off taking it to a shop for an evaluation.

385

FIGURE OUT WHY IT IS LEAKING FIRST. AND DO NOT OVER FILL IT.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Town Car

Looking for a Used Town Car in your area?

CarGurus has 1,810 nationwide Town Car listings starting at $1,650.

ZIP:

Search Lincoln Town Car Questions

Lincoln Town Car Experts

#1 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 1,710
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,480
#3 Tracy Hooks
Tracy Hooks
Reputation 1,420
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mercury Grand Marquis
28 Great Deals out of 1,806 listings starting at $500
Used Lincoln Continental
3,779 listings starting at $42,995
Used Ford Crown Victoria
11 Great Deals out of 954 listings starting at $2,990
Used Cadillac DeVille
8 Great Deals out of 1,589 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford F-150
2,409 Great Deals out of 209,425 listings starting at $895
Used Chevrolet Impala
566 Great Deals out of 28,668 listings starting at $1,595
Used Ford Mustang
320 Great Deals out of 45,522 listings starting at $2,000
Used Toyota Camry
836 Great Deals out of 90,858 listings starting at $1,300