Hooray! We finally got the serpentine belt back on--the problem was a defective belt from auto parts was an inch too short Now the question is ; is it alright to recharge the air with r134a myself or does it need to be vacuumed out at a service shop?

Carol Clark

Asked by Sep 09, 2015 at 08:25 PM about the 2001 Chrysler Sebring LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Just put in a new compressor--wasn't off the car for very long at all.

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You should have a shop do it yes it needs to be evacuated, since the system has ben opened up. Glad you got the belt on...

Kelly Mayo

hi. did you open up the ac system????ok..see you did..you should evac.the system..but you could get by without it ..but moisture and air is not good in the closed system...Harbor Freight has a cheap ($15) air powered vacuum pump. Vacuuming the system (perfect or near vacuum) draws out all the moisture/air..

Bob Beaman

Get a professional experienced technician to evacuate and recharge your a/c. Trying to fix it yourself will end up costing you money.

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