Model: F350 Diesel
Engine Size: 6.0
Refrigerant Type: 134A
2004 Ford F350 Diesel
I cannot get the spring lock at the orifice to disconnect. I have the red, white, blue, black plastic 4 tool set AND I have a metal pivoting tool. Both tools/sets offer the same sizes...3/8, 1/2, 5/8, 3/4.
The 5/8 is too big and the 1/2 is too small! The 5/8 (black) has a lot of slope when trying to use it, and I can see where the flange is too large in circumference to engage the spring. The 1/2 is too small and will not mate up flush with the radius of the line. I have previously "forced " the 5/8 (black) to work, but I can't even get that to happen now.
Can someone tell either what I am doing wrong or what the correct size tool is, and where I can get one?
The blue is the correct one. You've got a #8 line there.
The last one I did on a ford focus- the garter spring was NOT the issue- it was the pipes were corroded together- in and amongst the three o-rings was tons of corrosion holding it firmly together- spring that garter out all day long and still the pipe would not separate- ended up twisting pipe off the evap (evap was being replaced anyway) and then where I cdould grip it, I was able to twist the remaining stubby out of the pipe....
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......
Bueller...you da man! I had tried blue a dozen times with no success. Since you said blue, I tried one last time...it came off first try. Go figure.
Thanks to all for your help.
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