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Ford focus 2009 - Air con low pressure valve

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Hi all,

I have had my ford focus 2009 titanium for around 3 years or so now and the air con was working just fine untill now. 
 

I figured it needed gassing and thought I would do it myself. 
 

Please see attached photo, I have found the low pressure valve which measures around 11mm in diameter. The only thing I cannot find is a hose that connects to it - does anyone know where I may be able to buy one?
 

Thanks in advance. 

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they do a do it yourself kits 👍

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Honestly, don't bother.  I've got the above trigger and had a few cans of AC gas, tried on different cars. 

If it's suddenly stopped blowing cold altogether you've almost certainly got a leak that won't be cured with this.  It's much better to get it done at a chain garage that'll vacuum test the system, then refill the correct amount of gas if there are no leaks.  It'll only cost you an extra £10 or so compared to the DIY can and they often guarantee that it'll be colder or give you a refund...

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Thanks 

 

Has anyone got any other views?

 

I've heard arguments on both sides. 

 

To DIY or not to DIY?

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13 minutes ago, Fordfocus2009 said:

To DIY or not to DIY?

I'm with Tom all the way. Let someone else do it, with machinery that costs £1000s, and then you can get a full refund if it all just leaks back out. If you DIY and it leaks out again, well, it's an expensive enough hobby!

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6 hours ago, dezwez said:

something like this

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This is exactly what I bought, and it worked. My system wasn't empty, if that makes a difference. I have another AC question, for which I will start a new thread, rather than hijacking this one.

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