I am so frustrated. I have a 1990 mustang with factory air.Last year, I attempted to retrofit the car. However, the receiver drier I purchased would not attach to the compressor manifold/blocks. Inside the low pressure block was some sort of clip or something that kept the hose that is part of the receiver/dryer from going all the way in. I tried to pry it out and basically ruined the block. This year I attempted to do this again and paid 80 bucks for a used compressor off of ebay just to get the blocks because I could not fin them anywhere. And those have this clip or whatever it is too.
I thought maybe autozone gave me the wrong receiver/dryer so I had them order another one and it is exactly like the old one. All I want is to fix this thing so I can drive it once in awhile to keep from putting a lot of miles on my new truck but it seems everything is working against me.
Here are some pictures of what I am talking about:
Has anyone out there ran into this or can anyone help me?
Stryed, I hear you and can relate. I work on a lot of old cars and often find this problem with unusable replacement parts. It takes persistence and some outside the box research. And sometimes you still can't get anywhere. I tried to view your pictures, but couldn't open them. I can't help you but know the frustration well.
Did you lube everything up well ?
Can you get the " slip nut " started ? If so , it may force it together ?
Probably not the best practice , but perhaps a measure of last resort ?
How hard was it to originally get it apart ?
Edited: Sun June 09, 2013 at 7:29 AM by WyrTwister
Some listings include the hose, some listings have it where you crimp your own hose on the accumulator. It appears that Ford was changing hose ends a lot and the aftermarket doesn't want to screw with it.
If you still have your old accumulator, I'd suggest you order a new crimp-your-own-hose version, take the old one and the new one to a hydraulics or A/C shop, and have them cut the old hose end off the old accumulator, then crimp it all onto the new accumulator with new hose. Then you know it'll fit.
Problem is I don't have the old one.
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