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Can someone look over my plan for replacing my AC system?

tiresharkdbb on Wed July 29, 2015 2:40 PM User is offline

Year: 1995
Make: Chevy
Model: c1500
Engine Size: 5.7 v8
Refrigerant Type: r134

Compressor seized up a few years ago and broke the belt. I removed the compressor, installed an idler pulley, and left the hoses free in the engine compartment.

I pulled the orifice tube and it was very dirty... had silver particles and what looked like wet paper... here are a couple of pics:



I plan on buying a new compressor, accumulator, orifice tube, and condenser. I plan on adding oil to compressor if necessary, and will vacuum/charge the system myself.

I plan on flushing the evaporator and flushing the hoses.

I guess my real question is: If i rent a flush gun from auto zone, will just flushing the evaporator be okay? I have a large air compressor.

Thanks for any advice!

Edited: Wed July 29, 2015 at 2:43 PM by tiresharkdbb

TRB on Wed July 29, 2015 10:17 PM User is offlineView users profile

This is a good read when it comes to flushing.


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