Training on Retrofitting to R-134a
Please note that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency does not review or endorse any of these programs, and that this information is being provided by the Agency solely as a service for automotive technicians. This list is not necessarily all inclusive.
Many of these organizations offer other training on A/C diagnosis and servicing. For more information on training in all types of underhood and undercar repair, see:
Videotape/Home Study TrainingMobile Air Conditioning Society Worldwide (MACS)
Mailing: P.O. Box 88
Lansdale, PA 19446
Shipping: 225 S. Broad Street
Lansdale, PA 19446
fax: (215) 631-7017
Retrofit manual including SAE documents J1628, 1660, and 1661; 35-minute video; reprints of 13 OEM retrofit service publications; wall chart with flow diagram showing retrofit procedures
NAPA Institute of Automotive Technology (NIAT)
(800) 292-NIAT (6428) Videotape and workbook and test. Part of a training unit on the servicing of R-134a systems. To receive this unit, ask for part number TRN-6224. Extra workbooks are also available (part TRN-6225).
call Sun Electric (800) CALLSUN 225-5786 and punch 3 100 training sites in the U.S.
4 hour course
Four Seasons Division of Standard Motor Products
100 South Royal Lane
P.O. Box 1955
Coppell, TX 75019
(972) 256-2751 or call your local SMP sales representative training offered through Four Seasons/ Trumark/Big ATempControl parts distributors;
3 hour course, video and slides, workbook included; Course #s TC-1008 or TC-1010
2 hour course offered by contacting your local supplier. Course is in slide format, and includes workbook and other reference materials.
8804 Bash Street, Suite A
Indianapolis, IN 46256
(800) 633-2827 or (317) 849-6830
2-3 hour course offered by contacting the phone number above and asking for Customer Service or by sending a faxed request to (800) 683-9907; one of 74 representatives nationwide will conduct the course, which includes a slide presentation and a guide/workbook.
101 Commercial Drive
Mooresville, NC 28115
2-3 hour course offered by contacting the phone number above and asking for Customer Service; one of 45 representatives nationwide will conduct the course, which includes a slide presentation and a guide/workbook.
AC Delco, General Motors Corporation
30 training sites nationwide provide training for both dealers and independents. Courses and clinics are generally free to AC Delco certified installers.