Help With Removing A/C

Discussion in '5th Generation (1992-1995)' started by Hitmo, Sunday 27th Dec, 2009.

  1. Hitmo Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    Anyone know of any "How-to's", I've had a search on HT but couldn't find any. My Haynes manual says to have it professionally discharged before removing, is there anyway I can do it myself? Then just remove all the A/C parts?
  2. ek-greeny Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Unbolt to 10mm thats by the slam panel, that holds a ac pipe on, smack with a hammer so the pipe pops out then run away for 5mins. don't INHALE THE GAS
  3. Hitmo Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    Haha is there any way of doing it without breaking the lines incase I decide I want it back in the summer lol
  4. markcivic1981 Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    there should be a valve (like on a bikes wheel) at the top of the system by the slam panel.You could release the pressure by pressing that.But as above don't INHALE or get it in your face.Probably best not to do it in public either as its illegal.
  5. the mechanic Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    please do not relese the gas in to the atmosphere as it is illegal and you will get a massive fine if you are cought.

    most garages will remove the gas for you and should not charge a lot.
  6. ek-greeny Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    its illegal yes! and what i said isnt the way you should go about it but its certainly a way of doing it.
  7. TheGamerByDefault New Member Getting Started

    So how do you properly and safely remove the A/C as I want to perminantly remove mine. I have an ej6.

    Update: Didn't realise that this was in the 5th Generation section I had to go through google to find this since the forums search pulled null. My bad.
    Last edited by a moderator: Thursday 5th Jul, 2012
  8. bolts bolts Commercial Services Trader

    To do it the proper way you need to pay an AC specialist silly money to drain the gas and dispose of it for you. Then remove the associated components
  9. DanS Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Silly money?

    I'd do it through my work for 15quid or so. And that's main dealer prices!

    You're effectively giving the company air con gas for free.
  10. bolts bolts Commercial Services Trader

    I thought call out AC blokes are big money? Especially when I'm sure his Civic will be R12, not many places will have the kit to extract or dispose of that shit. R134a is different
  11. DanS Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    R134a has been used for aaaaaages.

    All EK's use R134a.

    Would imagine all EG's would do too.

    It's only like 50-80quid for a proper air-con service. So it'd be even less for just recovering the gas.
  12. graham27 Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Im sure my old work only wanted about £40 to recharge air con, i just did it the jailbate way
  13. AlexD Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Agreed fuck the government and the air! I did mine but it had all run out anyway!