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looking for a picture for AC rear/liquid line hose from a 2nd Gen

Discussion in 'HVAC' started by DC Ultra, Jul 3, 2017.

  1. DC Ultra

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    Hi.
    Looking for a picture of the AC rear hose or
    liquid line refrigerant hose
    from a 2nd gen.

    I have a 3rd gen but there are currently conflicting parts#'s online and im seeing if a
    2nd gen might work as well .. I saw one pic on ebay that I think they are saying will fit 2nd gen
    and looks same as 3rd gen.. just maybe the rubber hose section is longer.

    here is what I think is a 2nd gen hose and looks very very much like the 3rd gen hose.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-OEM-199...265f9b8&pid=100033&rk=7&rkt=8&sd=262316781845
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    What conflicting part numbers? Show us.
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    is everyone buying car parts online now?
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    UAC has a parts catalog:
    https://www.uacparts.com/Catalog/eCatalogIndex
    I would ALWAYS go by the manufacturers website to determine the proper part, not the seller. Just use that and you should be fine. Too bad the one review for that Amazon link didn't give specifics on exactly what didn't fit and/or exactly what car they were trying to install it in.
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    most sellers 'acquire' parts and just sell them by part numbers. not time effective for a seller to try and find exact fitment.
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    Yup.
    So I do my own cross referencing first.
    And guess... Get to tell the seller their biznez. What gets me upset (only a little) they don't do their homework even after a return. Effen seller just trying to sell without regard to knowing wtf they are selling.
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    To answer marclars question: I buy lots of parts online, mostly from rockauto. I buy a few from ebay, but usually only if I feel confident the part will fit.

    I also buy locally, which i actually prefer, since I can walk in with the old part to do the compare. My local auto parts places in Virginia are Carquest, Advance Auto, Autozone, Napa, and a few independents. The nearest O'Reilly's is 20 miles away through dense traffic.
    At least half of the parts I buy locally have to be ordered in from a depot, arriving in a day or two.

    I get nearly all transmission rebuild stuff from transmissionpartsusa(dot)com. I got my most recent rebuilt torque converter via rockauto; but they dont list DACCA as their source anymore, and say their transmax units are out of stock.
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    There is an O'Reilly's in the area???
    Having said that, I'm pretty sure that I am not missing anything.
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    does anyone else have a 2g with working ac that could take a pic for refrence?
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    I made an error. The nearest O'Reilly's to me in VA is 40 miles way; in Fredericksburg VA. There are also others, in Harrisonburg and Charlottesville VA, respectively 125 miles and 100 miles away.
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    Well, since I've pulled my hose from 2002 (which BTW the hose looks like exact match for my 1997), I'm making going to install it this weekend n hope Compressor works.
    Have vacuum pump rented and have my own manifold gauge set. Got new orifice tube n some pag46. Already installed new accumulator (capped up). Got 3 cans of freon. Got new "front" hose assembly too.

    Just hope the stop leak doesn't foul the Compressor. Hope the evaporator core good too.

    Am I missing anything?
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    I do!! I'm not sure what you need a picture of, so please be clear. Is it a fitting, a hose, and if so which one? I can have it up later tonight.

    Guessing you mean the hose coming from near the firewall?
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    Yes. That hose. From firewall to driver side front of engine bay where it should have a joiner.
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    Here you go.
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    Thanks yo. Wanted to see the connection at the driver fender where the orifice goes. It's looking like 2nd and 3rd Gens are fully interchangeable. I'll prolly do a video of my install. Most of mine is already unhooked. I might stage it for educational purposes.
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    Good deal! It looked better on my phone than on my PC... My last 95LX had the best A/C of any car I've ever had. At 100f driving home my hand could get numb if I left it on too long. my "new"95LX (one in the video) has good A/C, but it's not as good as the old one.
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    New O-rings? Also, an inexpensive digital postal scale if you want to measure out exactly 28 oz. of R-134. Immobilize the center hose and hit Tare on the scale to zero out the weight of the can and hose. This won't work if you plan to feed the cans upside-down as liquid on the high side to start.
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    Got new orings on the AC manifold hoses. Do have set of 6 that came with the accumulator and can use these on the liquid line I guess. But that liquid line I pulled isn't factory and looks really new. It's Good Year branded. The rings on it look all plump like they should. Maybe I'll leave those. My main worry is the Compressor may just fully lock up.
    Prolly try it tmrw.

    And thought it was 12 Oz capacity or so? And I'm going into low side.
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    Yes, they're 12 oz., but you can't get a full 12 oz. out of the can, maybe 11.5 oz.
    So you put in 2 full cans and either guess or weigh out the remaining 5 oz. to get to 28 oz.
    If you're using a gauge set, fill the first can thru both high & low sides until you get at least 50-60 psi static to turn on the low side switch. You can fill the whole system from the high side without the compressor running, but you can't do that easily from just the low side without running the compressor. Put the cans in warm water as you use them to keep the pressure up as they empty.
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