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THE OIRFICE TUBE IN THE AC SYSTEM IS MOST LIKELY IN THE AC LINE YOU WILL SEE A INDENTION IN THE LINE SO IT WILL HOLD THE ORIFICE IN PLACE.MY IS A CHEVY TRUCK AND IT IS LOCATED AT THE FIRE WALL ON THE PASSENGER SIDE WERE IT BOLTS UP TO THE ACCUMALATOR.

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Where is the orifice tube located to put a new one in?


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We are trying to either get a diagram for an 2002 chevy impalas ac system,or the location of the orifice tube.please help.


It is located inside the condensor tube running to the evaporator.

Here are the removal/installation instructions as per alldata:

TOOLS REQUIRED

J 39400-A Halogen Leak Detector
J 26549-E Orifice Tube Remover

REMOVAL PROCEDURE
-Recover the refrigerant. Refer to Refrigerant Recovery and Recharging.
-Remove the air cleaner assembly.
-Remove the vacuum brake booster.
-Remove the condenser tube.
-Use J 26549-E in order to remove the expansion orifice tube. IMPORTANT: DO NOT use any solvents or chemicals to clean the porous plastic inlet filter of the expansion orifice tube.
-Inspect the expansion orifice tube for the following conditions and clean or replace with a new tube as indicated:
-Broken plastic frame (1); replace the tube.
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).
Carefully grasp the edge of the expansion orifice tube (1) without touching the inlet filter (3) and insert the expansion tube into the condenser tube until fully seated.
-Install the condenser tube.
-Install the vacuum brake booster.
-Install the air cleaner assembly.
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Ac comp doesnt come on it saya low ref but i had that checked & it was ok


If the orifice tube is restricted,this could cause the problem ,but make sure it is not low on freon,the orifice tube is only a couple of dollars,but you will have to remove the freon to replace the orifice tube,most always the orifice tube needs replacing,almost all the time they are checked the orifice tubes are clogging up.If this was helpful,please rate,the ac system you have,has two sensors,and it is real sensitive.

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Which way does the orifice tube go? Orange end or white end to the firewall?


9 is the orifice. Freon is headed toward the evaporator in the car. The orifice has an arrow on it. Good luck, please rate. Thanks A/C Evaporator Core Orifice NOTE: The A/C evaporator core orifice (19D990) should be replaced whenever an A/C compressor (19703) is replaced.

The A/C evaporator core orifice has the following characteristics:
  • is color-coded orange
  • has a diameter of 1.46 mm (0.058 inch)
  • is located in the condenser to evaporator tube (19835)
  • has filter screens located on the inlet and outlet ends of the tube body
The A/C evaporator core orifice is the restriction in the refrigerant circuit that creates the pressure drop necessary for cooling by metering the flow of liquid refrigerant into the A/C evaporator core (19860), which reduces the pressure. Operation is as follows:
  • The inlet filter screen acts as a strainer for the liquid refrigerant flowing through the A/C evaporator core orifice.
  • O-rings on the A/C evaporator core orifice prevent the high-pressure liquid refrigerant from bypassing the A/C evaporator core orifice .
  • Adjustment or services cannot be made to the A/C evaporator core orifice assembly. It must be replaced as a unit.


A/C Evaporator Core Orifice

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Looking For orfice Tube on 2000 Grand Prix 3.8 Liter .need to change it if it has one along with accumalator


Recover the refrigerant. Remove the engine air cleaner.Remove the vacuum brake booster. Remove the condenser tube. Remove the expansion (orifice) tube: Use needle-nose pliers in order to grip the orifice tube. Use a turning motion along with a push-pull motion in order to loosen the impacted orifice tube. Remove the orifice tube.
Important: DO NOT use any solvents or chemicals to clean the expansion (orifice) tube porous plastic inlet filter. Inspect the expansion (orifice) tube for the following conditions and clean or replace with a new tube as indicated: Broken plastic frame, Inlet filter damaged or plugged with fine gritty material, replace tube. Inlet filter coated with metal chips, flakes, or slivers; coating may be removed with low pressure shop air ONLY and reused if cleaned satisfactorily. If reusing the tube, discard the O-ring seals and replace. This is from the gm service CD manual. keep me posted and good luck

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Where exactly is the orifice tube located at on a 1996 (DOHC v6)?


it's in the high pressure liquid line.

A/C Evaporator Core Orifice The A/C evaporator core orifice (19D990) should be replaced whenever the A/C compressor (19703) is replaced for lack of performance (internal damage). The A/C evaporator core orifice, located in the condenser to evaporator tube (19835), cannot be serviced in detail as a component of the line. If replacement is necessary, follow the procedure outlined for Liquid Line Removal and Installation. An orifice tube replacement service kit may be used as an optional service procedure. Refer to Section 12-00 for information regarding the use of an A/C Evaporator Core Orifice Replacement Kit E5VY-19D695-A.
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A/C Evaporator Core Orifice Replacement Kit Installation
  1. Discharge A/C refrigerant system. Refer to System Discharging and Recovery as outlined.
  1. Remove condenser to evaporator tube (19835) from vehicle.
  1. Locate A/C evaporator core orifice (19D990) by three indentations or a circular recess in metal portion of the condenser to evaporator tube.


    A/C Evaporator Core Orifice Location
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  1. Note angular position of ends of condenser to evaporator tube so that it can be reassembled in correct position.
  1. Cut a 63.5 mm (2.5 inch) section from condenser to evaporator tube at A/C evaporator core orifice location. Do not cut closer than 25.4 mm (1 inch) from start of a bend in tube.


    A/C Evaporator Core Orifice Section Removed From the Liquid Line
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  1. Remove contaminants from the two pieces of the condenser to evaporator tube.
  1. NOTE: The inlet half of the condenser to evaporator tube will be positioned against the A/C evaporator core orifice tabs when correctly assembled.

    Lubricate fitting with clean refrigerant oil and assemble orifice tube kit (with A/C evaporator core orifice installed) to condenser to evaporator tube. Make sure flow direction arrow is pointing toward evaporator end of the condenser to evaporator tube, and taper of each compressor ring is toward compression nut.


    A/C Evaporator Core Orifice Kit Disassembled Components
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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

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