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Orifice Tube Remover Tool

alchemist_bobtilton on Thu June 26, 2008 2:08 PM User is offline

Year: 1998
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Suburban
Engine Size: 5.7L
Refrigerant Type: 134a
Country of Origin: United States

I just went to local autozone and picked up a 27004 orifice tube remover in their rent-a-tool area. Unfortunately, it's design doesn't quite allow the ears on the orifice tube to fall into the slots on the tool. The orifice tube was supplied by the ackits guys - just wondering if there's another option on the tool. (It does look like I could break off two of the four prongs on the tool and get it to work, but probably not quite the way it was designed to function).

Thanks for any help here.

GM Tech on Thu June 26, 2008 2:14 PM User is offline

ER...UHMMM... I have never used the OT removal tool--- why not just used a good skinny pair of long needle nose pliers???

Unless the OT is in there backwards-or someone put the wrong one in- it will pull right out---

The number one A/C diagnostic tool there is- is to know how much refrigerant is in the system- this can only be done by recovering and weighing the refrigerant!!
Just a thought.... 65% of A/C failures in my 3200 car diagnostic database (GM vehicles) are due to loss of refrigerant due to a leak......

alchemist_bobtilton on Thu June 26, 2008 3:44 PM User is offline

Got it. That's what I'll use. I have NEVER had good luck with those tools, and I typically don't hit up factory service manuals unless I'm stumped or am working on a newer car. Those FSM's really have mechanics pulling out all sorts of Kent-Moore tools. Will get down to Sears tonight to get a new set of pliers.


alchemist_bobtilton on Fri June 27, 2008 8:48 AM User is offline

All's well. O/t removed easily w/needle nose pliers.

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