Question about 1996 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
Location of my orifice tube on my 1996 chev silverado
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
the expansion valve is in the rear ac housing and it is bolted directly to the rear evaporator. it is an actual expansion valve and not an orifice tube. the part is about $45. the interior on the passenger side has to come out along with the entire rear ac sytem.
Posted on Jul 19, 2009
its under the hood on the right side next to the firewall try these websites fix &troubleshoot heating & A/C www..automedia.com car A/C repair www.directgardening.com and try this website to see if they have information on your car if they do you be able to get pictures and diagrams www.autozone.com and www.alldatadiy.com
Posted on Jun 25, 2009
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It is located inside the condensor tube running to the evaporator.
Here are the removal/installation instructions as per alldata:
J 39400-A Halogen Leak Detector
J 26549-E Orifice Tube Remover
-Recover the refrigerant. Refer to Refrigerant Recovery and Recharging.
-Remove the air cleaner assembly.
-Remove the vacuum brake booster.
-Remove the condenser tube.
-Use J 26549-E in order to remove the expansion orifice tube. IMPORTANT: DO NOT use any solvents or chemicals to clean the porous plastic inlet filter of the expansion orifice tube.
-Inspect the expansion orifice tube for the following conditions and clean or replace with a new tube as indicated:
-Broken plastic frame (1); replace the tube.
Inlet filter (3) damaged or plugged with fine gritty material; replace the tube.
Inlet filter (3) coated with metal chips, flakes, or slivers; remove the coating with low pressure shop air ONLY and reuse if the filter is cleaned satisfactorily. Do NOT reuse the O-ring seals (2).
IMPORTANT: Lubricate the new O-ring seals (2) with mineral base 525 viscosity refrigerant oil.
If you reuse the orifice tube, install new O-ring seals (2).
Carefully grasp the edge of the expansion orifice tube (1) without touching the inlet filter (3) and insert the expansion tube into the condenser tube until fully seated.
-Install the condenser tube.
-Install the vacuum brake booster.
-Install the air cleaner assembly.
-Evacuate and recharge the A/C system. Refer to Refrigerant Recovery and Recharging.
-Leak test the fittings of the component using J 39400-A.
Posted on Aug 20, 2010
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