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Where is the low pressure port (2001 Taurus)

Ichigo Kurosaki on Mon May 26, 2008 1:35 PM User is offlineView users profile

Year: 2001
Make: Ford
Model: Taurus
Engine Size: 3.0 V6
Refrigerant Type: R134a
Country of Origin: United States

I have a 2001 Ford Taurus SE (3.0 V6 Vulcan). I am trying to locate the low pressure port so I can add an oil charge. Apparently, the obvious port (located between the PS pump and the coolant tank) is the high-pressure port. Any help would be appreciated.

Edited: Mon May 26, 2008 at 1:36 PM by Ichigo Kurosaki

iceman2555 on Mon May 26, 2008 1:48 PM User is offlineView users profile

According to Motors, the low side port is near the outlet of the evaporator, just after the disconnect for the suction line/evap outlet. From the accumulator trace back toward passanger compartment to evap oultlet.
The high side should be on a raised 'stalk' on the engine side of the suction line.
Hopefully this is the correct info

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oznznut on Mon May 26, 2008 2:21 PM User is offline

My neighbor had an older Taurus wagon , don't know year. We found the lp fitting under a rubber cover right at the center of the firewall. Never would have found it excepdt dropped my flashlight, and put my hand right on the fitting !!
Dave

Ichigo Kurosaki on Mon May 26, 2008 3:03 PM User is offlineView users profile

With respect, iceman2555, assume I know little about the terminology of auto a/c systems. My car tech expertise is mostly electrical and electronics.

Is the evaporator a black cylinder located near the coolant tank, or is it a radiator-like item near the very front?

TRB on Mon May 26, 2008 3:19 PM User is offlineView users profile

Evap is the coil inside the vehicle which gets cold. The tubes will come out of the firewall and attach to the accumulator, which is the black canister.

Common A/C terms.

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Ichigo Kurosaki on Mon May 26, 2008 6:07 PM User is offlineView users profile

OK, so, does this mean the port is inside the cabin?

oznznut on Mon May 26, 2008 6:54 PM User is offline

Diod you look near the center of the car--right in front of the firewall? You should see 2 metal pipes coming out of the cabin into the engine bay. One of them will have service port. As I said earlier, it mught be under a rubber spasch shield. It was on a Taurus wagon.
Dave

iceman2555 on Mon May 26, 2008 6:56 PM User is offlineView users profile

The 'black cylinder' is most likely the accumulator....has two metal/rubber hoses attached...correct?
Follow the line that runs back toward the passenger compartment.....metal ---rubber---metal----low side fitting----coupling line to evap....just at firewall.


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oznznut on Mon May 26, 2008 7:08 PM User is offline

Just out of curiosity--why are you adding oil?

oznznut on Mon May 26, 2008 9:33 PM User is offline

OK one last post. Neighbor has a Taurus LX, don't know year. All those Fords look alike to me. The port is on the firewall, directly below the passenger side windshield washer spray nozzle. At least on the one I just loked at.

Ichigo Kurosaki on Tue May 27, 2008 10:35 AM User is offlineView users profile

OK, I found it.

For others who view this: On the passenger side of the engine compartment, about eight inches from the side edge of the hoodline, just under the area where the cabin air filter goes in some versions.

Chick on Wed May 28, 2008 8:55 PM User is offlineView users profile

Forgot I had a pic of this port, better late than never right... Little of my game lately.. But here it is pass side behine the shock tower...Hope this helps



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