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Hose Fitting Lose

Big3 on Sun May 11, 2008 3:57 PM User is offline

Year: 1986
Make: Toyota
Model: Celica
Refrigerant Type: R12

I have a 1986 Toyota Celica and was replacing the condenser when I found that both aluminum tube/fitting assemblies on the discharge hose (condenser to compressor line) can rotate about 20 degrees or so. Is this a sign of a hose that needs replacing? It is likely the original hose but otherwise looks good. The hose is stiff as hell. Toyota, if they have any NOS, wants about $80 for a new one. It is still running R12.

TRB on Sun May 11, 2008 5:08 PM User is offlineView users profile

You can have a little rotation at the connections. But if they move I always check them with a electronic leak detector and make a decision after that.

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Big3 on Sun May 11, 2008 7:27 PM User is offline

Who could I contact at your shop to send it in to have it remade? Any cost estimate (about 18" discharge line from the compressor to the condenser). Problem is it has a U-shaped bend in it - don't know if a replacement could bend easily.

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