KIA Spectra Air Conditioning

I have a few problems with the A/C in my 2002 KIA Spectra.

1) In order to turn on the a/c, you have play around with the fan and fresh/recirc buttons. Usually, fan on low and fresh air will work. Then when you press the a/c button it will turn green and you her the condenser kick in. Otherwise, nothing happens.

2) Last summer the a/c was a little weak, this year it is very weak. I saw a recharge kit w/leak stop at the parts store for $50. If it is not too difficult, I will give it a try. I never did any a/c work.

3) The blower seems to be not as strong as it used to be. It used to force 1 vent to shut, so I wedged a piece of paper to keep it open. Now, paper not needed. Also, the passenger side is noticeably weaker. I pulled out the blow and small hose. Cleaned up some debris but that didn’t seem to make a difference.

Thanks for any advice.

The only suggestion I can make is to take it to a shop that does automotive AC work.