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Unread 04-14-2014, 05:40 PM   #1
tj2kj
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AC Liquid Line Replacement

Has anybody replaced the AC liquid line (the metal tube that runs along the fender from firewall (evaporator) to radiator (condenser) on a 98 ZJ with 4.0L engine? I have gone to Advanced, NAPA, and AutoZone trying to get a replacement. The one they keep giving me is 2" longer than the distance between firewall and front. The run along the fender should be about 27" - they keep getting me parts that are 29". The real pain is AutoZone actually got one that was 27", but it was mangled in shipping so I couldn't use it. They never could duplicate using the same company and same part number.
I measure 28" from firewall to the metal behind the front headlight. Does anybody measure longer than that distance?
Does anybody know where I can get the correct part? I am going to try a dealer tomorrow, but noticed the Chrysler website only shows parts back to 2001.
Help! Thanks!

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Unread 04-14-2014, 05:46 PM   #2
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First I have found most hydo shops and ac shops will make you one cheaper than a new one. So if you still have old one take it to them and see.
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Unread 04-14-2014, 07:05 PM   #3
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I once ordered one and it came shipped twisted up like a pretzel. I pulled it out and straightened it and installed it with no problems. As long as the orifice tube isn't damaged, it should be ok.
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Unread 04-14-2014, 09:19 PM   #4
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Mine's a 93 but I ordered the line on RockAuto The one I got seemed to long at first but it was just that they had gotten the two bends near the firewall a little off. I just adjusted it by hand and it fit fine. The new ones are usually pretty soft but the aluminum will work harden with time. We have a pretty good hose and ac supply place here that can replicate almost any part or replace just the rubber on hard to find lines for pretty cheap. Might be a place like that near you.
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Unread 04-15-2014, 01:34 AM   #5
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I have the 1997 ZJ parts catalog (just found it randomly as a PDF on the web one day), and the 4.0L liquid line is part #5511 6115AB. According to factorychryslerparts.com, that P/N applies from 1994-98.

Dealer price $153, online Mopar discounter price about $104.
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Unread 04-15-2014, 07:07 AM   #6
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Thanks - since I want to insure lines are coupled correctly, I think I am just taking it to an AC specialist - that should be cheaper than buying from the dealer!
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