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Hello, I plan to recharge the A/C on my wifes 2008 Outlook. At a glance under the hood I could not find the Low pressure port. I could not even see the compressor. Do I need to access this from below? Is it underneath, behind the front passenger side tire?

I am looking for any help in how to access the port so I can recharge her A/C. Thanks! :help:
 

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Hey, saw your post on Saturnfans, answered you there, there was an old posting on the Acadia forum that it is down low almost out of reach. My Outlook book is pretty poor for pictures of the location. Sorry couldn't be of more help.
 

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I dont know where the port is- but the compressor is down low in the engine bay..
Ive seen it way down there...
 

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from some other posts---

Gotta get in here before Beer comes up again and ask a stupid Dip$hit question: I'm fairly well versed in working on vehicles, and I even just recharged the A/C system in my Dodge Ram. HOWEVER, in searching for the LOW PRESSURE port on my wifeoid's '08 Acadia, I came across the port under the hood, front of the compartment, up top, next to the plastic cover over the radiator, stamped with a large "L" at the base of the port. One would presume this is the LOW PRESSURE port that my kit should connect to. But this port is larger in Diameter than the one on my Dodge and won't accept the connector on the "universal" kit I just bought at Walmart. So, is this really THE port? Or am I supposed to locate it elsewhere?? IF so, where is the LOW PRESSURE PORT located on this sled??
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Below that port you found, WAY down there where it's really difficult to reach, up front, that's where the low port is. Wish I could explain it better than that, but I'm not the one who connected it. Flynn says it is straight below the high port, about 8 to 12 inches below it.
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I thank you much. Lemme go out and take a look see and if I can do it, I'll take care of it right this minute.

Actually, 10 minutes later: Found it!! What a horrible spot. Awful close to one of the fans. Made me real nervous. Anyway, yes the system was a little low. Around 32 on the gauge. Filled it to approx. 40, about middle of the green zone on the gauge. Hopefully that will work a bit better now.
 

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Thanks for the responses. The port mentioned to be up top is not the low pressure port (I tried that one as well, would have been too good to be true. Mine doesn't have an L on it either.) I am going to look lower, closer to the fans as suggested. The wife is home so I will go take a look now.
 

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what I posted above was 3 separate post in a thread..- of someone trying to find the port.... and clues- and then success..
 

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I found the port. It was indeed near the radiator fan. I have pictures, but I am having difficulty posting them. They are small enough files, but I get an error saying somthing to the effect that they are not in a writeable directory. It's just my desktop so they should upload...
 

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No good, keeps giving me this error...

The attachments upload directory is not writable. Your attachment or avatar cannot be saved.
 

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To post a pic your gonna have to put in in something like Photobucket and link it, but I don't know how many posts your gonna need.

Maybe Rbarrios would post it for ya.
 

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Foxdog said:
No good, keeps giving me this error...

The attachments upload directory is not writable. Your attachment or avatar cannot be saved.
check your private messages...
 

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@Foxdog, since you have found the port, were you able to get the air conditioning recharged?

Michelle, GM Customer Service
 

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Yes and no... hah. Yes, I charged it up and got it to switch on... however, it all leaked back out. I did find the leak, it's between the engine and the fire wall. There is an aluminum tube that is dented. I think it must have rolled off the assebly line that way because it's in a spot where normal every day driving would not have caused it. I'm doubtful that I am up for replacing that tubing due to it's location. I think I wil try to patch it with JB Weld or similar (any reccomenations?) and plan B will be to pay the dealership. Base on the location I could see it being big bucks.
 

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His images.....




 

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Yes, I suppose it is. That's the back of the alternator. The yellow thing is the oil dipstick. The yellow thing below the yellow thing is the oil filter.
 

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Foxdog said:
Yes and no... hah. Yes, I charged it up and got it to switch on... however, it all leaked back out. I did find the leak, it's between the engine and the fire wall. There is an aluminum tube that is dented. I think it must have rolled off the assebly line that way because it's in a spot where normal every day driving would not have caused it. I'm doubtful that I am up for replacing that tubing due to it's location. I think I wil try to patch it with JB Weld or similar (any reccomenations?) and plan B will be to pay the dealership. Base on the location I could see it being big bucks.
How are things going with the air conditioning situation in the Outlook? Which path did you take, JB Weld or dealership?

Michelle, GM Customer Service
 
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