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Adding r134a to 5.3l

Can you help me locate valve in low side tube to add r134a? all I find is a valve near the firewall in the SMALLER tube, and I know the larger tube is supposed to be the low pressure side where you add.

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You have two ports one on either side of orifice. one is high and other is low

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