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Anywhere between the compressor and the coil.
REMEMBER to leave yourself plenty of line on the compressor side.
It also may have a Filter Drier in the line, be sure to replace it also.
Depending on why your replacing the coil you may need to clean the rest of the system out.
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Posted on Sep 07, 2009


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