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A/C charging My A/C went out and needs to be charged i have a kit with the hose that i used on my chrysler town&country the hose will not match up on the ford what kind of fittings will i need to use the hose i have or will i nee to buy a new one?????

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  • Tim Nichoson May 21, 2009

    the tag on the hood says r134a

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Is your taurus already equipped to handle the new type of refrigerant (it's called R134a)? If it is not then you need to buy a conversion nipple which will fit over the existing fitting on the vehicle. This is most likely the issue.

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  • Brandon Strickland May 21, 2009

    All cars equipped with R134a have the same fitting, additionally all cars with R12 refrigerant have the same fitting although it is different from the fitting for R134a. This means that the hose you used to fill the chrysler was a R12 nozzle hose. In short, yes you will need to buy a new hose. Virtually ever parts store and even stores like Wal-mart carry these hose which is required for your taurus. Just made sure the hose is indeed for a R134a equipped vehicle. A good number of refrigerant packages (which include the refrigerant and hose) also include adapter fittings. Feel free to post any additional questions and please do not forget to rate me. Thank you

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