AC flush

10

Asked by Jun 17, 2012 at 02:00 AM about the 2006 Mazda MAZDA3 s Hatchback

Question type: General

Can I flush my 2006 Mazda 3's AC system with a simple DIY kit? I was told it would require me to access
more of the system.

4 Answers

261,415

Why do you want to flush the A/C system? You shouldn't have to flush it, just add to it. Your car uses the newer R134a refridgerant, so there is no need for a flush. Cars pre 1996 used freon or R12, those car need to be evacuated of the old to replace with the new R134a.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
25

I agree with Tom, you should not have to flush the system. The process is to recharge the system. I have not tried the diy kit but I would ask a "reliable" mechanic if he would recommend it. I know such a mechanic in San Marcos, CA and he will give you the correct answer with experience to back the answer. His name is Rusty and he works at Alliance transmissions. He helped me with my 05 Durango and saved me more than a thousand in repairs elsewhere.

10

The reason I am told, that I need to flush it is that there are contaminants in the system from when the first (and possibly second) air compressors blew out. My mechanic confirmed that when he discharged it a few weeks ago.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

you definitely have to flush the a/c system, a little of explanation: your a/c compressor is actually a piston that is compressing freon, and just like any metal it would have some kind of wear (tiny metals) you should only flush your a/c system when something series have occurred to it, like a compressor gone bad. If you put a new compressor with out flushing it the trash (metals) trap in the lines are going to be transferred to the new one if not rendering your a/c compressor bad, at least is going to give you poor cooling, so with that been said, when you replace your a/c compressor (about $500) you also replace your accumulator (filter) and your expansion valve that is located on the evaporator, and in order to get to your evaporator you have to removed the glove compartment (that has an air bag in it) it is quite a job to take on, so my suggestion is that if you are not a mechanic, not even try to do it yourself, find a good mechanic (honest) becouse they can take you for a very expensive ride and tell your they replaced all this parts and didn`t so please be careful. you can try to add refrigerant your self but that`s it, no more, good luck to you, expect to spend about 1500 dollars on it.

Your Answer

MAZDA3

Looking for a Used MAZDA3 in your area?

CarGurus has 26,869 nationwide MAZDA3 listings starting at $899.

ZIP:

Mazda MAZDA3 Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    400
  • #2
    Richard Boettger
    Reputation
    240
  • #3
    Tracy Hooks
    Reputation
    160
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mazda MAZDA6
193 Great Deals out of 10,838 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Civic
709 Great Deals out of 65,185 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Corolla
905 Great Deals out of 60,604 listings starting at $850
Used Honda Accord
1,107 Great Deals out of 66,548 listings starting at $561
Used Toyota Camry
965 Great Deals out of 91,224 listings starting at $300
Used Ford Focus
756 Great Deals out of 57,655 listings starting at $1,150
Used Mazda MAZDASPEED3
16 Great Deals out of 384 listings starting at $3,995
Used Hyundai Elantra
627 Great Deals out of 51,680 listings starting at $1,780
Used Nissan Altima
1,109 Great Deals out of 79,290 listings starting at $1,500
Used Subaru Impreza
230 Great Deals out of 22,664 listings starting at $1,995
Used Volkswagen Jetta
682 Great Deals out of 37,257 listings starting at $760
Used Hyundai Sonata
834 Great Deals out of 55,100 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Fusion
978 Great Deals out of 65,055 listings starting at $888

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Mazda MAZDA3 For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 3,189 listings starting at $12,900
2016 Mazda MAZDA3 For Sale
71 Great Deals out of 1,890 listings starting at $8,699
2015 Mazda MAZDA3 For Sale
59 Great Deals out of 1,401 listings starting at $8,385
2014 Mazda MAZDA3 For Sale
108 Great Deals out of 1,843 listings starting at $7,500
2013 Mazda MAZDA3 For Sale
31 Great Deals out of 808 listings starting at $4,999

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.