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CARQUEST A/C Products 12 oz. Can R-134a Refrigerant

Part No. 3012/A1300 Warranty Details  
Automotive refrigerant R-134a for use in automobiles and light trucks.
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Charging Hose Included:No
Container Material:Metal
Container Size:12 oz
Container Type:Can

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CARQUEST A/C Products12 oz. Can R-134a Refrigerant
 
4.6

(based on 28 reviews)

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    (22)

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    (2)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (20)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Large cars (17)
  • Small cars (17)
  • Trucks (17)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Auto enthusiast (6), Casual driver (6), Competitive driver (3), Mechanic (3), Truck enthusiast (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Mechanic (5), Casual driver (4), Auto enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (19)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works just fine!

Just an ordinary can of R134a refrigerant. Use this if you're not sure what the blend is for your R134a labeled A/C system. I don't think it contains sealants or oil based on...Read complete review

Just an ordinary can of R134a refrigerant. Use this if you're not sure what the blend is for your R134a labeled A/C system. I don't think it contains sealants or oil based on signage and price. Perfect for a recharge.

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Air Cold

It has my air blowing cold.

It has my air blowing cold.

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4.0

Ready to recharge!

By 

from Augusta GA

Verified Buyer

Comments about CARQUEST A/C Products 12 oz. Can R-134a Refrigerant:

Works just as well as other brands.

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5.0

As described

By 

from Fort lauderdale

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Comments about CARQUEST A/C Products 12 oz. Can R-134a Refrigerant:

Good

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5.0

REAL COOL

By 

from Colonial Heights, Va

About Me YouTube Apprentice shade tree mechanic

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

      Comments about CARQUEST A/C Products 12 oz. Can R-134a Refrigerant:

      Placed an online order to recharge a newly installed AC Condenser. Free easy to use very affordable.

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      • No

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      5.0

      CarQuest A/C Refrigerant 12 oz

      By 

      from Chicago IL

      About Me Mechanic

      Verified Buyer
      3 or more reviews submitted

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about CARQUEST A/C Products 12 oz. Can R-134a Refrigerant:

          .

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          5.0

          ICE COLD

          By 

          from Independence MO

          About Me Auto Assembly Line

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          Comments about CARQUEST A/C Products 12 oz. Can R-134a Refrigerant:

          Easy to install and use, a/c blows ice cold! Cheaper product does the work of the expensive brands.

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          2.0

          Poor service from Online order

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          from Belmont, Oh 43718

          About Me Mechanic

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Poor Service

          Best Uses

          • Large Cars
          • Small Cars
          • Trucks

          Comments about CARQUEST A/C Products 12 oz. Can R-134a Refrigerant:

          Ac

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          • No

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          5.0

          How can you go wrong

          By 

          from Fort Wayne, Indiana

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          3 or more reviews submitted

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • High-Performance
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Large Cars
            • Small Cars
            • Trucks

            Comments about CARQUEST A/C Products 12 oz. Can R-134a Refrigerant:

            Easy to use Freon can, only if you have a gauge or attached gauge on the can. Can be dangerous if you try it without utilizing a pressure gauge. Otherwise Car Quest brand is great, having a stop leak additive included.

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            5.0

            works great

            By 

            from cincinnati, Ohio

            About Me Casual Driver

            Verified Buyer
            Level 2

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Large Cars
              • Small Cars
              • Trucks

              Comments about CARQUEST A/C Products 12 oz. Can R-134a Refrigerant:

              easy to use, just get a dispenser, click it on and refill with AC running, don't overcharge

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              (20 of 36 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Advance Auto Brand 134a

              By 

              from weymouth massachusetts

              About Me Casual Driver

              Verified Buyer
              Level 3

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Large Cars

                Comments about CARQUEST A/C Products 12 oz. Can R-134a Refrigerant:

                Does what its supposed to do.

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                • No

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                (20 of 36 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                so far so good

                By 

                from pauline sc

                About Me Truck Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer
                Level 2

                Pros

                • Durable

                Cons

                • Great

                Best Uses

                • Trucks

                Comments about CARQUEST A/C Products 12 oz. Can R-134a Refrigerant:

                easy for home mechanic

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                • Q:

                  Will this work for my Hybrid Toyota Prius 2008? I want to make sure there is no oil/lubricant or sealant in this product that would make it conductive? Otherwise it will short out the compressor.
                  Thanks in advance.
                  Asked on 4/30/2016 by Richard from Austin, TX

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    Hi Richard, glad to assist you! I have searched online, but unable to find whether this refrigerant can be used in Hybrid vehicles. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) or contact our "Live Chat" support and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                    Answered on 5/10/2016 by Steve from AAP
                • Q:

                  Does the car need to be running? Do u have to hold them upside down??
                  Asked on 4/25/2016 by Dave from Westminster, SC

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    Hi Dave, glad to help you! Instructions to add the refrigerant. Turn the valve handle of the charging kit counterclockwise until the piercing stem is in the up position. This will prevent accidentally piercing the can. Screw the charging kit onto the can. Attach the quick connect fitting to the low side service port. Start engine and put A/C settings on maximum cool with the fan settings on high. Turn the valve handle clockwise until the piercing stem has punctured the can. Turn the valve counterclockwise until you feel the refrigerant leaving the can. See packaging for complete details. Always wear protective gloves and eyewear.

                    Answered on 4/26/2016 by Steve from AAP
                • Q:

                  would someone from advance install the refrigerant in my car
                  Asked on 6/19/2015 by mo from james island s.c.

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    Hi Mo, glad to help you! Currently we do not offer to fill the refrigerant in our stores. In our stores we do free electrical testing of your battery, starter and alternator to make sure your power is absolute and free wiper installation with purchase. Also, we do free oil and battery recycling.

                    Answered on 6/19/2015 by Steve from AAP
                • Q:

                  Where can I find instructions, including necessary tools, for using this?
                  Asked on 6/17/2015 by Kate from Los Angeles, CA

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    Hello Kate! Happy to help! For this type of refrigerant container you would use a set of A/C gauges that comes with a connection that pierces the can and adds it to the system. This is used by mechanics, for a DIY I suggest using Part No AC993/GBM-4. On the page is a short YouTube video on how to use it also on YouTube there are instructional videos on how to add refrigerant to you're A/C system. When doing this work exercise EXTREME CARE contents are under pressure, and the refrigerant can cause frostbite if it comes into contact with skin. Another option we have is Part No ACP-100N/ACP-10, this is a all in 1 recharge kit, no extra parts to buy and once you're done you can throw it away. Or if you are not comfortable with doing it a certified mechanic can recharge your system.

                    Answered on 6/18/2015 by Panda from AAP
                • Q:

                  Is this for 1999 Saturn SC2 and 2005 Ford Escape/Hybrid?
                  Asked on 6/17/2015 by Kate from Los Angeles, CA

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    Yes, Kate, this 134a refrigerant will work fine on your 1999 Saturn SC2 and 2005 Ford Escape.

                    Answered on 6/17/2015 by Steve from AAP
                • Q:

                  how many cans of r-134a can i use for my 2000 chevy suburban truck? and do u guys rent the gauge connector or have to purchase it.
                  Asked on 6/10/2015 by buck from milwaukee wi

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    Hi Buck, glad to help you! I have researched and found that your vehicle should take require 3 to 4 cans of 12oz R134a refrigerant. However, when it comes to repairs and maintenance it is always recommended to refer the vehicle owner's manual to get the exact quantity and specifications for safer and better results. From spring compressors to specialized pullers and more, we've got the tools you need to get the job done right. Deposit required. For more information, please visit this link. URL - http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/o/loaner-tools

                    Answered on 6/10/2015 by Steve from AAP
                • Q:

                  How many cans do I need for a 2007 Dodge Dakota?
                  Asked on 5/29/2015 by Sapphire from Tampa, fl

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    Hi Sapphire, glad to help you! Your vehicle should take require 2 to 2.5 pounds of R134a refrigerant. However, when it comes to repairs and maintenance it is always recommended to refer the vehicle owner's manual to get the exact quantity and specifications for safer and better results.

                    Answered on 5/29/2015 by Steve from AAP
                • Q:

                  I have 3 vehicles, 93 Buick Riviera, 83 AMC Eagle & 72 GMC Sprint (EL Camino), all use r12. What would I need do to use r134a. Do you have any info as to using alkane as a coolant (butane~propane base)?
                  Asked on 4/16/2015 by Rollo from Firestone, CO.

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                    A:

                    Happy to help you with your question Rollo! To use R-134A you would need what's called a retrofit kit where you would remove the R12 and remove and replace the ports with R134A ports and then refill the system. For your 2 GM vehicles you would use Part No AC995/VA-LH11. For your AMC we currently do not sell a retrofit kit. As far as alkane; some coolants do use it to help prevent corrosion but the levels vary depending on brand. If you can provide more information on what you want you know we can help answer your questions.

                    Answered on 4/18/2015 by Panda from AAP
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                    I'm happy to help, Rollo! To convert your vehicles to R-134a, you will need to first properly evacuate the R-12 from the system. This is typically best to leave to a certified automotive HVAC technician. Your 1993 Buick Riviera will require the least effort to retrofit using 85-90% of the original charge with R-134a and ester oil, such as Interdynamics R-134a ESTER Oil Charge with ICE 32 (Part No. EC-2) or Interdynamics Ester Oil with UV Dye (Part No. E100UVQT). You will want to make sure that the A/C Compressor on your vehicle is the HR6 model before starting this project.

                    The Interdynamics EZ Chill R-12 to R-134a Recharge and Retrofit Kit (Part No. RKR-8) may also make this job quick and easy.

                    For your 1983 AMC Eagle and 1972 GMC Sprint, you may need to vehicle manufacturer recommended retrofit procedure. This generally involves removing all the old mineral oil from the system, replacing the accumulator or receiver/dryer with one that contains X-7 desiccant, replacing O-rings (if required), installing or replacing a high pressure cutout switch, changing the orifice tube or expansion valve (if required). Then you can add the specified PAG oil and recharging the system with R134a.

                    In either case, federal law also requires the permanent installation of R-134a fittings on the high and low service ports to reduce the chance of refrigerant cross-contamination the next time the vehicle is serviced. Labels must also be installed to identify the system has been converted to R-134a.

                    An alkane such as butane or propane is not recommended for use as a refrigerant due to its volatility. In the event of an accident, this could cause a leak of the gas and a risk for explosion.

                    Answered on 4/18/2015 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                • Q:

                  How long should it take to empty one 12 oz. can of 134 refrigerant? And how can a person tell when the can is totally empty?
                  Asked on 4/12/2015 by Lou from Columbia, Tn.

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    Happy to help you with your question Lou! The amount of time it takes for a can to drain varies on the rate the system takes it, some cars take it slow others will drain the can fast. To use this type of can you will need a set of ac gauges with a special clamp that pierces the can, typically used by mechanics. If you do not have the gauges I suggest using AC Pro Refrigerant with Gauge and Hose (Part No ACP-100N/ACP-10) this part has a gauge that will tell you the level and has the coupler for the ports, and after you're done you can throw it away. The can has considerable weight and an empty can will be very light, this applies to the can you linked and the alternative part I suggest.

                    Answered on 4/12/2015 by Panda from AAP
                • Q:

                  I have a hose with gauge that i bought from you with another can of refrigerant it screws on top of the 134a but doesn't pierce the top of the can. is this something I should do before screwing the hose on?
                  Asked on 3/24/2015 by gary from naples, fl

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    Happy to answer your question Gary! For the previous purchase you made that has a can of refrigerant along with a gauge and hose, those are designed for a 1 time use. They may be able to be screwed on to other cans of refrigerant but it will not pierce the can, contents is under extreme pressure and if you are using a product in the manner you may hurt yourself.

                    Answered on 3/24/2015 by Panda from AAP
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