Hey All - I have an 8 year old Toyota Sienna LE minivan. This past weekend I tried running the air conditioner when the temperature was in the low 80’s (F) outside. Unfortunately, the AC only blew hot air, even though I drove a pretty long distance with the AC on.
I think the refrigerant has leaked out and is depleted. I would like some advice on whether or not I should attempt to recharge the AC by myself with my neighbor’s assistance (he has all of the gear for recharging the refrigerant) or if this is a job that is better left to a professional.
Also, if I do attempt the job by myself, would it be better to try and seal the leaks with a dedicated sealant first, or should I use the canned refrigerant that also contains some kind of sealant?
Thanks in advance.