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Location of orifice tube in 2004 ford taurus

We replaced the A/C compressor and the accumulator. We were also told to replace the orifice tube. where is it located? And how to I get to it and replace it. Thank you!

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Orfice should be located on the accumulator, where the large line connects.

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  • To replace the orifice tube ---
  1. Remove the washer and overflow bottle. The high side service port is on a pipe about eight inches long to make it easier for service. The fitting and orifice tube are near this pipe. The fitting is covered with a protective rubber cover that makes it hard to see the fitting.
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