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Trock03 08-04-2013 12:13 AM

Compressor replacement - Need help!!!
Picked up an ac compressor kit this afternoon. Attempting to remove the old accumulator and can't get the refrigerant lines loose from it.

Have heated them, banged on them, cursed at them and pulled on them as hard as I can. They won't move. Same thing with the liquid line. I'm to the point that I'm ready to install the compressor and just use the old accumulator and liquid line but I've abused to connection so bad that I'm sure they'll let when I go to pressure the system.

Is there a trick to breaking these old connections?


Fishin Fool 08-04-2013 06:38 AM

Are the connections the spring loaded type? If so I had some success taking the accumalator loose so that I coul get the tool in better . But I still had to do some twisting.

Warlock III 08-04-2013 09:15 AM

It's called a quick connect fitting.

You can pick up the tools for around $10 for the entire set. They're used for the fuel lines, A/C lines, and some radiator cooling lines.

They slide into the fitting to release the spring and remove the line.

Trock03 08-04-2013 09:52 AM

Thanks for the help guys!! Making a run to pick the tools up right now.

Warlock III 08-04-2013 10:00 AM

While you're there check to see if they have a vacuum pump. You'll need to vacuum the system to a negative pressure before you refill it. Most (well...some) members beat their heads against the wall for not knowing why the system still won't work.

Trock03 08-04-2013 01:22 PM

Got a set of disconnect tools but the connections still won't break. Had some leftover PAG 100 oil for the compressor so I'm using some of it to soak the connections. Hopefully that will work.

A buddy of mine hooked me up with his vacuum pump and gauges. Feel like I would have been done hours ago if it weren't for these freaking connections.

Warlock III 08-04-2013 02:26 PM

Push the fittings together as tight as you can get them. Then slide the tool in to release the spring. Then slide the tool and the fitting out together. After you get the first one, the rest are easy.

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