I am in the process of overhauling the A/C system on my '87 GT 5-speed. It probably has not worked for a number of years.
I am replacing the Compressor, Accumulator and O-tube. I also will be flushing the entire system. I have noticed that the large hose (line) from the rear disconnect that runs under the floor pan up into the front compartment, connecting to the Accumulator, has been apparently spliced with a heater type hose or similar, and using hose clamps, next to the brake booster. I believe this hose/line is the Low Pressure side of the A/C system.
Has anyone seen a repair like this on the Low Pressure side that works?
I have a spare hose/line (which is quite long) from my parts car that I can use, but I was hoping to use it on another project in the future.
Can I repair this previously spliced hose/line with a compression fitting, so I can make use of this part, and still be leak free?
Do you think this existing repair can work without leaking?
I am not really excited about evac-ing and charging the system not knowing much about the integrity of this repair.
Thanks for the help.
[This message has been edited by hdryder (edited 07-30-2013).]