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A/C hose replacement, where do I find the hoses and fittings?

Discussion in 'HVAC' started by dmkberger, Oct 25, 2018.

  1. dmkberger

    dmkberger See ya!

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    I have an '82 EXP which has been sitting for over a decade in the Arizona desert and the A/C hoses are less than great. The low pressure side hose and fittings have been kind of destroyed and I need to find these pieces. I realize I can take the old hose down to have a "new one" installed, but I would like to find one that is in decent shape with all of the original fittings.
    Is there somewhere I don't yet know of that might have used or new parts for this car?
    Thanks for any assistance,
    Dale
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    denisond3 Moderator Staff Member

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    The usual method is to get new hoses put onto your old metal fittings. They have to saw off the old ferrule, install a new hose along with a new ferrule, then swage the ferrule down tight over the hose.
    One problem having such an old and not-s0-common vehicle, is that its not likely anyone is going to have 'new' hoses made up and lying around.
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    I realize the hoses can be made up, my problem is the aluminum fitting at the compressor side of the hose is damaged and I need to find one of those, or a good used one. That is what I was hoping to find.
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    Junkyard. I have a few 1st gens sitting in the yards around me.

    John

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