If you have a 2009-2013 Toyota Corolla and the air conditioning stops blowing cold air it may need to be recharged.
This is a common problem with cars as they age with it being a simple fix to add more refrigerant to the cooling system.
I have a 2012 Toyota Corolla that needed charge so I wrote this post along with a video at the bottom of the page to help anyone who may need to charge the system.
Things Needed To Add Refrigerant on a 2009-2013 Toyota Corolla
- R134a Refrigerant bottle
- Fill Hose
If you have big leak their is Stop Leak mixed with R134a that may help.
For most a simple R134a bottle will be all that is needed.
A recharge line will also be needed and is a low-cost item.
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Here is the normal R134a bottle on Amazon
ZeroR R134a_ AC Refrigerant_ Top-Kit for MVAC use in a 12oz Self-Sealing Container – USA Made (3 Items)
Here is the R134a with Stop Leak bottle on Amazon
InterDynamics Certified AC Pro Car Air Conditioner R134A Refrigerant Stop Leak Kit, for Rubber and Metal Leaks in O Rings and Hoses, 3 Oz, CERT325-6
Here is a R134a Refill Hose on Amazon
FAVORCOOL R134A Car Air Conditioning Refrigerant Charging Hose kit with Pressure Gauge,1/2 Acme, AC Recharge Measuring U-Hose Can Tap, Perfect for Automobile and Home A/C Freon Charge U-Hose
2009-2013 Toyota Corolla Refrigerant Fill Location
The refrigerant is added to the Low pressure side of a vehicles cooling system.
How To Add Refrigerant on a 2009-2013 Toyota Corolla
- Ready the bottle by attaching the hose to it
- Attach the hose to the Low Pressure line Port
- Start the car and power on the AC to high
- Open the hose adapter letting refrigerant into the system
- Check the air vent to see if it blows cold air
- Stop once cold air blows out by closing the valve on the bottle adapter.
Recharging the air conditioning system on a 2009-2013 Toyota Corolla is easy to do for a handy DIY type person.
Of course if in doubt take it to a professional.
If the car has a slow leak using the Stop Leak with R134a can help to seal a system.
It is not usually necessary though with standard R134a available in small cans all that is needed in most cases.
Keep in mind other things can cause a AC system to not blow cold air.