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expansion valve location

chillin on Sat January 19, 2008 6:45 PM User is offlineView users profile

Year: 2002
Make: toyota
Model: 4runner
Refrigerant Type: 134a
Country of Origin: United States

does the exspansion valve access at the firewall or under the dash on passenger side? Thanks for any replies.

Chick on Sat January 19, 2008 7:02 PM User is offlineView users profile

I haven't worked on any of those newer 4runners, but here's a pic of the valve if you can't see it attached to the firewall, then it's attached to the evap inside the evap box..Hope this helps..
PS: "Generally" speaking, Toyotas are not that hard to change thru the box, but as I said, I haven't done any of those....

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chillin on Sat January 19, 2008 7:16 PM User is offlineView users profile

Thanks chick! Can't wait to order this one from ama they want around 400.00 for a four seizens reman compressor at the parts house.cheaper to order a better reman and the money you save on the dryer pays for the shipping. You get comp. dryer, exspansion, oil, o-rings all to your front door with expert help. and dont forget the nylog! THANKS FOR THE HELP.

Chick on Sat January 19, 2008 7:19 PM User is offlineView users profile

Good choice.... Let us know how it turns out..Be sure to flush the system, especially if you had a catastrophic compressor failure...

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chillin on Sat January 19, 2008 7:20 PM User is offlineView users profile

Forgot about the flush which works very well!

Chick on Sat January 19, 2008 7:30 PM User is offlineView users profile

Wow, that will open a can of worms... We all have our favorites, and a lot depends on the equipment you have. How much air your compressor puts out etc..I like brake parts cleaner, but even now there are many brands on the market that leave a residue. I believe the brand I use is CRC, not much left of the "chlorinated" anymore. So use the "glass test" put a few drops on a clean piece of glass and make sure it evaporates and leaves no residue. If you have a good air supply, Hecat's AC flush (Tim has it on his site) is a good flush.. I use lacquer thinner on hard to flush condensers when they are removed from the car , but you have to be extra careful of paint, and also the explosive possibilities when pressurized with air. Has to be clean, but saftey is always first....Hope this helps......

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TRB on Sat January 19, 2008 11:43 PM User is offlineView users profile

Let me know when you are ordering and I check and see what kind of options we may have. Lots of vendors are offering new china compressors that are pretty darn good and cost close to the remans. It's not always the case but can't hurt to check. For those that like to bash the china stuff. Feel free but just about all the top vendors are importing these days!!!!

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