How to Put Refrigerant in a 2000 Ford Taurus

by John Walker

The 2000 Ford Taurus uses a standard air conditioning system. The condenser and coolant lines run along the top of the engine along the fender. The system uses a high-pressure thinner tube and a low-pressure larger tube to route the coolant. Both tubes have a port that appears to look like a metal valve stem. The low-pressure port is located on the passenger side near the firewall and has a black cap on the port. Refilling the system takes only a few minutes.

Step 1

Remove the cap for the low-pressure port. The cap is black and positioned along the back of the firewall. Unscrew the cap, and set it to the side.

Step 2

Attach the hose from the recharge kit to the port. The hose snaps into place by applying manual pressure.

Step 3

Start the vehicle, and turn on the air conditioner to maximum cool.

Step 4

Press the button on the recharge canister. Release the button periodically to monitor the pressure level. Do not exceed the maximum pressure indicated on the canister.

Step 5

Remove the hose by lifting up on the edges. The connection will pop off. Replace the black cap.

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