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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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Advance Auto Parts12 oz. Can R-134a Refrigerant
 
4.7

(based on 21 reviews)

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    (1)

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    (3)

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  • Easy to use (17)

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Best Uses

  • Large cars (15)
  • Small cars (15)
  • Trucks (15)
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    • Auto enthusiast (6), Casual driver (6), Competitive driver (3), Mechanic (3), Truck enthusiast (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (4), Auto enthusiast (3), Mechanic (3)
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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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(12 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
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 Advance Auto Parts 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

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    Level 3

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Cars

      Comments about Advance Auto Parts 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

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      Level 2

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

      • Great

      Best Uses

      • Trucks

      Comments about Advance Auto Parts 12 oz. Can R-134a Refrigerant:

      easy for home mechanic

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      (20 of 38 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      good product

      By 

      from NH

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      Level 3

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Large Cars
      • Small Cars
      • Trucks

      Comments about Advance Auto Parts 12 oz. Can R-134a Refrigerant:

      get's the job done.

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      • No

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      (24 of 45 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      its your basic modern refridgerant

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      from westl iberty iowa

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      Level 4

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Cars
        • Small Cars
        • Trucks

        Comments about Advance Auto Parts 12 oz. Can R-134a Refrigerant:

        if you have a set of guages and basic ac knowledge it is very easy to top off your refridgerant or refill after replacing defective ac components, no frills in the red and white can just r134a. and thats what I needed to get the job done. there are other products that have oil added and also synthetics. it is important to not mix refridgerants. My advise is if you want to use the synthetic stuff drain the system preferably by filling an evacuation container. purge it nitrogen and then fill with the synthetic. I would not add synthetic to standard 134a.

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        (17 of 33 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great product

        By 

        from Maryland

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        Level 4

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Cars
          • Small Cars
          • Trucks

          Comments about Advance Auto Parts 12 oz. Can R-134a Refrigerant:

          Worked perfect in my 06 expedition use other refrigerant from pepboy did not get my a/c cold at all. The advance auto refrigerant work perfect. Still cold even when it's 100 degrees outside.

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          (20 of 38 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Works just fine!

          By 

          from VA

          About Me Auto Enthusiast

          Level 4

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Large Cars
            • Small Cars
            • Trucks

            Comments about Advance Auto Parts 12 oz. Can R-134a Refrigerant:

            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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            • No

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            (22 of 37 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Works Fine!

            By 

            from VA

            About Me Auto Enthusiast

            Level 4

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Small Cars

              Comments about Advance Auto Parts 12 oz. Can R-134a Refrigerant:

              Works just fine. Don't forget the A/C charging hose.

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              (39 of 85 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I would buy it again.

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              from St. Louis, MO

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              Level 2

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Large Cars
                • Small Cars
                • Trucks

                Comments about Advance Auto Parts 12 oz. Can R-134a Refrigerant:

                It worked great, A/C was cold.

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                (101 of 194 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I WOULD BUY THIS PRODUCT AGAIN

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                from DENHAM SPRINGS LA

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                    Comments about Advance Auto Parts 12 oz. Can R-134a Refrigerant:

                    EASY TO USE, DID THE JOB FOR ME

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                    • 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

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        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

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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:

                        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
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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
                    • 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
                    • Q:

                      a/c charge .. do i need a hose or other to install..r 134
                      Asked on 7/29/2014 by john from 33431

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        Hi John! Yes, you will need gauge and hose to use this refrigerant on your vehicle. Currently, we do not offer them separately. I would recommend that you check with the nearest Advance store and one of our parts pros will be glad to assist you with an alternate availability.

                        Answered on 7/30/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                    • Q:

                      Does this use a 1/2" ACME threaded top?
                      Asked on 7/13/2014 by Jim Lott

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        I'm glad to assist, Jim! Yes, per EPA regulations all HFC-134a (R-134a) containers must use a 1/2" 16-ACME thread.

                        Answered on 7/18/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
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