Q: R12 looks cloudy

asked by on

The R12 looks a little cloudy, and it takes a while longer to cool off.

When you say that the R12 is cloudy, I assume that you are looking at the sight class on the receiver drier. When oil is going through the drier, it may look like a cloudy liquid. If you cannot see through the sight glass, then you may have a leak in your system, or the system is overloaded with oil. I recommend that you have a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, come by and inspect your AC system.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. R12 looks cloudy

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Truck won't go in park

This is sometimes a common issue related to the kick down cable coming off of the carburetor not being adjusted properly. This can cause it to not go into or out of gear. Also, the shift linkage may be worn...

Q: Starting Problems

Hello, thanks for writing in about your Honda Element. From what you've described, the problem you're having sounds like an issue with the ignition switch. When it is turned it is losing contact. I would suggest having a certified technician,...

Q: Hole in radiator, leaking

Any leaks in a cooling system, including those in a radiator, can be repaired by requesting YourMechanic's mobile diagnostic and repair services. So, you need not move the vehicle. If you would like the radiator replacement performed by a certified...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...