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09Sep

Come see Performance Radiator at MACS Training Event and Trade Show .
Performance Radiator has been an active MACS member since 2004.

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09Sep

Trans/Air Manufacturing, Corp. is setting new standards of comfort, reliability, and value for climate control in conventional, electric and hybrid buses and coaches.

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08Aug

All too often when a compressor lock-up occurs, the compressor itself is blamed for the lock-up. While it is possible for a manufacturing defect to cause a lock-up, there is usually a problem related to the service work or a problem with the system that is the culprit.

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08Aug

MACS member Rob Bollinger discusses a 2015 Acura TLX blower motor issue and installation

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08Aug

If you work on Toyota, Lexus and Scion A/C systems, chances are that you have encountered a B1479 diagnostic trouble code on a system that will not operate. 

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06Jun

If you are installing an OEM replacement compressor in this example then it “should” contain 4.5 ounces of oil but if the compressor is not drained and the oil measured, the amount will not be known for sure.  Also, if an aftermarket compressor is being installed, there is no standard that exists in the industry regarding the amount of oil that might be shipped in a replacement compressor.  It might have no oil in it, a partial charge, or a full charge or even more than a full charge. To make matters worse, the OEM does not provide the total system capacity for this vehicle.

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05May

EPA has listed HFO-1234yf under the Significant New Alternatives Policy Program for Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning in Non-road Vehicles and Servicing Fittings for Small Refrigerant Cans

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03Mar

With A/C season just around the corner, this seems like a good time to provide some updated information on these units.  NOTE:  Receiver driers are sometimes called filter driers and accumulators are sometimes called accumulator driers.

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03Mar

It could be a challenging year keeping adequate supplies of R-134a on hand and it will be more expensive.

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02Feb

A large percentage of MACS members have refrigerant identifiers and use of them on vehicles that come into their shop for A/C service prior to beginning any service work is standard procedure.
However, there are a lot of non-MACS member shops who do not have identifiers and unfortunately are not aware of the potential issues which can be caused by refrigerant contamination.

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