How To Add Refrigerant 2009-2013 Toyota Corolla Recharge the AC

By | May 8, 2019

How To Add Refrigerant 2009-2013 Toyota Corolla Recharge the AC
A Video is at the bottom of the page for a visual walk-through if needed.

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.
How To Add Refrigerant 2009-2013 Toyota Corolla Recharge the AC ALL
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

  1. R134a Refrigerant bottle
  2. Fill Hose

The 2009-2013 Toyota Corolla uses R134a refrigerant with small low-cost bottles available to buy.
How To Add Refrigerant 2009-2013 Toyota Corolla Recharge the AC R134a Cans
I bought some R134a on Amazon that will charge the system and have it blowing cold air again.

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 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.

It is located under the hood on the passenger side to the left of the engine.

A cap will be on the port that will screw off.

How To Add Refrigerant on a 2009-2013 Toyota Corolla

  1. Ready the bottle by attaching the hose to it
  2. Attach the hose to the Low Pressure line Port
  3. Start the car and power on the AC to high
  4. Open the hose adapter letting refrigerant into the system
  5. How To Add Refrigerant 2009-2013 Toyota Corolla Recharge the AC Step 4.1

  6. Check the air vent to see if it blows cold air
  7. How To Add Refrigerant 2009-2013 Toyota Corolla Recharge the AC Step 5

  8. Stop once cold air blows out by closing the valve on the bottle adapter.

Summary
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.



 




 

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