Question about 2000 Ford Taurus
Has anyone replaced the line that runs from evaporator to accumulator (included PIA accumulator)? Can this be done without a hoist? (done from above). Where can I get the tool to separate the two "quick connects"?
Car has almost 110,000 miles--so, not wanting to put a lot of money into the vehicle. Could a salvage yard part work in this case?
Is it necessary to also change the liquid line? The manifold and tube assy? How about o-rings? Are these sold as a kit? Orifice tube?
Any help from an A/C knowledgeable person would be appreciated.
What you want to do can be done but only by an accredited ac specialist shop
ac work is not in the providence of a diy person as it requires specialized knowledge , tools and gages
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: AC 2002 Ford Taurus SE
I believe the orifice tube on this model requires the a/c pipe to be cut to install a new tube. You need to discharge the system, replace the tube, then evacuate miosture with a vacuum pump, then recharge with R134A refirgerant. Not a job for a non technical person.
The oriifce is in the line just before the evaporator that is in your car a/c heater case. It is where the liquid refrigerant turns into a vapor as it comes out of the orifice and then it absorbs heat from the air going into you car, thus blowing cold air. Moisutre in the warm air condenses and as he iar gets cold and it drains out of your evaporator and out the drain & onto the ground
Posted on Jul 01, 2008
SOURCE: Replacing brake lines
Many issues can come into play when trying to mount prebent lines. First off, they are connected in
many of the same brackets as other lines, (ie.: fuel lines) . And sometimes because of the length and shape of a prebent line, other things such as the muffler routing, fuel tank position, ABS lines,
strut mounting can all " get in the way" of a one piece replacement. And of course all those lines would need bled of air when complete which poses problems if old bleeder screws are bad as well.
My suggestion would be to save the money on a factory bent line , head to or have towed to a
reputable garage and ask if they can service the lines, the experienced techs have ways of freeing
up a frozen bleeder, working around the hazards in the way with aftermarket replacement
brake lines and all the necessary adapters for proper connection. I have many years in the field,
and I have to say, YOU DON'T GET A SECOND CHANCE WHEN IT COMES TO BRAKES
Let the pro's do their job and keep us all SAFE. You wouldn't call a gardener to wire your house.
Ha Ha Ha I applaud your eagerness to fix things, but this is one thing I would let go.
thnx GT GOOD LUCK
PS Tell them what you have to work with and the quality shops will do what they can to help you.
The money you would spend on Dealer parts shoud be easily enough to more than cover the aftermarket repair.
Posted on Nov 11, 2008
some fords have what is known as a liquid line. It has the orifice tube already installed. Call the parts house and find out if the orifice is seperate from the liquid line. If not than it is located in the smaller tube or the evaporator where the accumalator attaches. Hope this helps. By the way the liquid line is the small line going to the condenser.
Posted on Jun 28, 2010
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