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Need to find location of orifice tube on my 1998 Mercury Mountaineer. I have the replacement orifice tube, and I am fairly sure of the location. If it is where I think, within the ''S'' shaped part of the line connected to the dryer can.

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  • xyccoc Aug 02, 2009

    If it is where I think, within the ''S'' shaped part of the line connected to the dryer can, how do I get it seperated? I have the dryer side where I can get in and out. The side next to the rubber hose, going towards the compressor is where I am guessing it should be. Getting that side free so that I can check seems to be giving me an issue tho. Only other bit of info I found said I may need to cut the hose to get the orifice out?

    Thanks for all the help

  • biggerjim Aug 08, 2012



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The orifice tube always goes in the high side , the thinner line, most of the times close to the easy way to find it is touch with your fingers the line ,in some place will be hot and in another cool , when it change from hot to cool there is the place, most of the time is close to the line connection , hope this help

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