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repair kit AC ? by Lou6t4gto
Started on: 07-13-2015 12:01 AM
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is there some kind of "repair kit" (like they have for an evaporator core) to replace the end of the Large" main line" going to the Drier from the back of the car. Someone tried to clip it off with a bolt cutter !
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Need a little info ---- Is it the fitting that was cut or the line itself? If it is a hard line it needs to be flared on both ends and then a piece of AC barrier refrigerant hose can be installed and clamped on using a clamp like this ----

DormanĀ® 800-670 - Line Splice Kit for 5/8" Line With #10 Hose

If it is a clean cut in the barrier hose a section of tubing with clamps on both ends can work -- do not use a repair tube like on a regular garden hose as the barbs will cut into the barrier hose causing it to leak. Both of these can work but it's a band-aid repair.

If it's the fitting at either end, take the line off, purchase a replacement end and have a hydraulic line shop crimp them on.
You can have new lines made, not cheap, but these lines are 20+ years old and prone to refrigerant 'seepage' and made for a now discontinued refrigerant. Do it right the first time - you will be glad you did.

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Someone used a "Bolt Cutter" ( about 4 inches from the fitting) it's cut about 90% off. WHY someone would DO such a thing is beyond me ! I used a tubing cutter and removed the Line about 6" from the fitting. will cut off the crushed part, and try the soft line and clamp approach.
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