Can't seem install a A/C Orifice tube. I took the olf with no issue
I have a 1999 Cavalier and I can't seem to install a A/C orifice, I remove the old with no issue, but I can seem to get the new one to go back in. I check the old and the new one and they both look the same. I
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You may have to put a little A/C oil on the new one try these websites to see if they have information on you car www.directgardening.com and the other one is car fix & troubleshoot heating & A/C www.automedia.com and i hope i have been some help to you Michigan Man
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THE FIX ORIFICE TUBE AND LINE TO EVAPORATOR IS A INTEGRAL PART IN WHICH THE WHOLE LINE TO EVAPORATOR HAS TO BE REPLACED.BECAUSE THE ORIFICE FIX INSIDE IT CANT BE REMOVED THE WHOLE LINE HAS TO BE REPLACED.
REMOVAL PROCEDURE -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.
The orifice tube will be on the small line joining the evaporator,the ac line will be swelled where the orifice tube is at,you may not can see it,but use needle nose pliers to remove it,and to install it.
You are not looking in the right place, it is either in the lower metal line out at the condenser with the 45 degree angle, or it is further up on that sme line where it connects and there will be demples in the line about three inches from the connection to hold the orifice tube in place and you should use an orifice tube extraction tool to remove it, and be sure not to break the end off of the orifice tube trying to remove it with needle-nose pliars because then it will really become difficult to remove. Here are a couple of diagrams that should help you out.
Actually the orifice tube on a 98 Cavalier is up front,passenger side of AC condenser in the small line!! (#7 below)
PS If it's plugged or has deb're in it the system needs complete flush and the Accumulator Drier replaced!~!~!~!(# 1 Below)
A/C Evaporator Core Orifice
The A/C evaporator core orifice (19D990) should be replaced whenever the A/C compressor (19703) is replaced for lack of performance (internal damage).
The A/C evaporator core orifice, located in the condenser to evaporator tube (19835), cannot be serviced in detail as a component of the line. If replacement is necessary, follow the procedure outlined for Liquid Line Removal and Installation.
An orifice tube replacement service kit may be used as an optional service procedure.
Refer to Section 12-00 for information regarding the use of an A/C Evaporator Core Orifice Replacement Kit E5VY-19D695-A.
A/C Evaporator Core Orifice Replacement Kit Installation
Discharge A/C refrigerant system. Refer to System Discharging and Recovery as outlined.
Remove condenser to evaporator tube (19835) from vehicle.
Locate A/C evaporator core orifice (19D990) by three indentations or a circular recess in metal portion of the condenser to evaporator tube.
A/C Evaporator Core Orifice Location
Note angular position of ends of condenser to evaporator tube so that it can be reassembled in correct position.
Cut a 63.5 mm (2.5 inch) section from condenser to evaporator tube at A/C evaporator core orifice location. Do not cut closer than 25.4 mm (1 inch) from start of a bend in tube.
A/C Evaporator Core Orifice Section Removed From the Liquid Line
Remove contaminants from the two pieces of the condenser to evaporator tube.
NOTE: The inlet half of the condenser to evaporator tube will be positioned against the A/C evaporator core orifice tabs when correctly assembled.
Lubricate fitting with clean refrigerant oil and assemble orifice tube kit (with A/C evaporator core orifice installed) to condenser to evaporator tube. Make sure flow direction arrow is pointing toward evaporator end of the condenser to evaporator tube, and taper of each compressor ring is toward compression nut.