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Location of the oricie tube

Where is the orfice tube located , in the line from the condenser to the evaporator ?

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I followed the liquid line from the evaporator , back towards the condenser & quickly lost it it behind the power brake vacuum booster . The line was cold , with the A/C running .

I followed the liquid line forward , from the high pressure service port , towards the evaporator . I lost the line under the ABS module / assembly .The line was warm .

The orifice tube had to be some where in between , under the other stuff .

I finally found a crude picture of this entire liquid line . I could see , in the picture , where the orifice tube was .

I bought a little round mirroe on a telescoping handel . With it and a flashlight I finally could see the V orifice tube . It is tucked away to the right of the vacuum brake booster ( looking straight at the booster ) in the corner formed bu the fire wall , fender and wheel well .

It is going to be a huge pain to get to .

Thanks ,
Wyr

Posted on Jul 16, 2008

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