Engine Size: 5.7L
Refrigerant Type: R134a
Country of Origin: United States
Im a first timer working on fixing a leak in my a/c. My hose was leaking, so i bought a new hose, accumulator, and oriface tube. While attempting to change the hose which seemed to be a very straight forward process, the line that connects the hose to the condensor stripped out (per information i asked earlier on this forum i was informed that galvonic corrosion was the culprit. So i will now be changing my condensor as well. i would like to get everything put together and then take it to an a/c shop for the charge.
So my questions are,
where does the oriface tube go?
anything else i need to do before i close the system back up and take it to the a/c shop?
avg. cost to have the system charged?
any other tips you have for me would be great.
thanks in advance
The orifice tube goes wherever the old one was. Depending on if it had rear air conditioning. If it did, it will be in the condenser, if it didn't, it will be in the evaporator inlet. You will want to add a few ounces of oil to the system since you are replacing the condenser. I would recommend changing the accumulator as well if has not been done recently. Again add a few ounces of oil to that as well. Make sure all of your washers and o-rings are sealed properly and make sure the shop leak checks the system before charging it. As far as cost, it varies from shop to shop and town to town.
What is the oil I use, is it called compressor oil and can I find it at a normal auto parts store? Also should I add the oil to each thing, ie compressor, condensor, and accumulator? Thanks for any and all the help
You will want to use an A/C oil. Either PAG or Ester oil.
Just a quick correction to Adam's post. Sorry Adam, I'm sure you just wrote it wrong. Orifice tube location is just the opposite. If it does not have rear a/c the orifice tube will be in the condenser, if it does have rear a/c it will most likely be in the liquid line after the split to the rear.
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