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Where is the inlet for the one shot can's of 134a freon. It will not fit the inlet coming out the top which is the high pressure line in this case.

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There is a seal on a compressor inlet hose. The low pressure valve, where the accumulator hose goes into the evaporator.The Low Pressure port located on the firewall at the passenger side in the engine compartment.
 If there is evidence of debris, the orifice tube (Motorcraft Part No. YG343) should be replaced--it will be located in the high pressure inlet tube to the evaporator, or in the liquid line, somewhere between the outlet of the condenser and the inlet of the evaporator. The point can be found, in a properly functioning system, by locating the area between the outlet of the condenser and the inlet of the evaporator that suddenly changes from hot to cold. There should be small dimples in the line that keep the orifice tube from moving.
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