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What is the purpose, and what is the proper location of the orifice tube in the air conditioning system on my 1991 chevy silverado?

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The orifice tube restricts the flow of refrigerant to the evaporator. This restriction allows high pressure liquid freon to change into low pressure freon before entering the evaporator. The orifice tube is located inside the hose running between the condenser and the evaporator. You'll need an orifice tube removal kit if you are looking to remove it.

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"It\'s buried pretty good. It\'s in the liquid line that runs along the left inner fender well, under the brake booster. If you look closely at the line, you will see a connection and dimples in the line where the tube is located." Quote from ASE: Wrenchtech Aug 2011.

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Mastercool 92311 Deluxe Orifice Tube Repair Kit This 5 piece universal kit will remove and install any style orifice tube.



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But I would look at YouTube for a better understanding of what you are looking for, how it works and how to remove and replace it, so try this site to start with and look further. You\'ll be surprised the amount of data available and a video is worth a zillion words.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ae3zQQOhkDY

Dennis

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TOOLS REQUIRED

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REMOVAL PROCEDURE
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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).

INSTALLATION PROCEDURE

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).
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