Re: AC Tips?

From: Josh Battles (
Date: Sat Mar 31 2012 - 00:01:58 EDT

On Mar 30, 2012 8:49 PM, "Jamie C" <> wrote:
> I have to replace the AC condenser in my '96. The AC system has been idle
> for a couple years with a leaky condenser. I want to do most of the
> mechanical work before I take it somewhere to have it flushed and charged.
> As far as I know the compressor and evaporator are good. Should I change
> the orifice tube and accumulator since they are relatively inexpensive?
> Any other tips?
> Thanks,
> Jamie

You said orifice

I would inspect/change the rubber lines and replace all the seals while you
have it open. Maybe change the filter/dryer as well. Not many chances to
service the a/c so might as well do it all while you're in there. Then
you've got several worry free years ahead.


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