Arctic Freeze® Instructions
1. Turn engine & A/C on
Start car and turn on A/C to its highest setting, MAX COOL.
2. Determine if compressor is on
With the A/C on, determine if the compressor clutch is engaged (cycled on).
TIP – If the compressor is not cycling on, add ½ can of refrigerant using instructions 5–8.
If the compressor still does not engage, repairs may be necessary.
3. Find service port
Locate the vehicle’s low-pressure port on the larger-diameter aluminum tubing, between the compressor and evaporator. Remove the plastic cap from the port and save. Visit our port locator for help locating your low-pressure service port.
4. Remove shipping disk
Unscrew trigger dispenser from can and set can aside. Remove red and white shipping disk by unscrewing and discard.
5. Attach quick-coupler
Attach the quick-coupler fitting on the end of the recharge hose to the low-pressure port (the only port onto which it will fit) by pulling the connector ring back as you push the fitting onto the low-pressure port. DO NOT PULL TRIGGER, as doing so will release refrigerant from the vehicle.
6. Read pressure
Rotate the blue dial on the gauge until the center arrow in the “V” on the clear plastic lens points to the ambient (outside) temperature (if the temperature is between 85°–115°F, point the red arrow at 85°F). Read pressure when the clutch is engaged. If the gauge needle is past the “V”, please read instruction #2. If the gauge needle is before the “V” please read instruction #7. If the compressor is cycled on and the pressure is in the red, do not attempt to recharge. Seek professional help.
Pull ring back to disconnect the recharge hose from the vehicle and screw the can onto the recharge hose (CAN IS NOW READY FOR USE). DO NOT REMOVE TRIGGER FROM CAN UNTIL EMPTY. Reconnect the quick-coupler to the low-pressure port. Shake can well. Hold can upright to charge, shaking and rotating it from 12 o’clock to 3 o’clock every few seconds. Squeeze trigger to dispense contents. Continue this process, releasing trigger every 10–15 seconds to check system pressure with the “V” range on gauge, until the system is fully charged (i.e., the psi is in the GREEN zone) or the can is empty. BE CAREFUL NOT TO OVERCHARGE YOUR SYSTEM!
It is possible that the can will not be empty when finished. In this case, after disconnecting from vehicle, simply leave the recharge hose on the can and store it in a cool, dry location. If the can is empty, hold upside down for one minute to dispense any remaining product. Disconnect from vehicle, then simply unscrew the can and discard. The recharge hose may be used again with any R-134a can with a threaded cap. Replace the plastic cap you removed from the port during instruction #3.
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