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Hello Everyone,
First time on this forum and it looks like there is plenty of good knowledge and great people here.
Last weekend my AC died and driving from San Antonio to Houston was a little warm to say the least. I took it to a local shop and was expecting a bill for a blow fuse or something too simple. The clutch is shot so that means a new compressor and all. The compressor is in, but the accumulator and tube is the trick. I have never dealt with the o-ring fittings that have a clamp on them. The tubes swivel at the joints but they dont pull apart. I'm just a little afraid of bending them if there is some trick. They look like they should just pull straight off. Does anyone have a suggestion?
Its too darn hot to go another week without it!!!
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Sorry, I've never taken those pieces apart so I don't have an answer for ya.
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$24.00 is a good price . You should be able to find them at any parts house in your area . Just make sure your system is completely evacuated before opening up the system .
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