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.
Here is the normal R134a bottle on Amazon
ZeroR R-134a Refrigerant – 1 Can – Made in USA – 12oz Cans
Here is the R134a with Stop Leak bottle on Amazon
FJC 9140 Stop Leak – 3 Ounce
Here is a R134a Refill Hose on Amazon
FJC 6036 R134a U-Charge Hose with Gauge
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 tjat is needed in most cases.
Keep in mind other things can cause a AC system to not blow cold air.