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post #1 of 16 Old 04-27-2013, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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what hose is under my AC condenser?

What is the radiator like hose inter my AC condenser? It's the one with the hose clamp under the condenser.

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post #2 of 16 Old 04-27-2013, 09:21 PM
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I believe that's one of your heater core hoses.

And by the way, the A/C item in the picture is the compressor. The condenser is the radiator looking thing behind your grill.

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I believe that's one of your heater core hoses.

And by the way, the A/C item in the picture is the compressor. The condenser is the radiator looking thing behind your grill.
The guy at O'rielly said it might be the bypass hose. What do u think

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The hose you're showing below your A/C compressor is the bypass hose. The condenser is in front of the radiator.

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The hose you're showing below your A/C compressor is the bypass hose. The condenser is in front of the radiator.

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Ok thanks that's the one I bought, it was only 5 bucks so why not.

And I know I miss labeled what it was. My bad

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When you change it out it will be a lot easier to remove the alternator, move the compressor out of the way, and then remove the large compressor/alternator bracket. Do a search, I believe there's a thread with photos on how to do it.

It usually takes as long or longer trying to change the hose with the bracket in place as it does to remove the bracket and then change the hose.

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I had to cut mine out with a box cutter. It was a pain to get to.


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When you change it out it will be a lot easier to remove the alternator, move the compressor out of the way, and then remove the large compressor/alternator bracket. Do a search, I believe there's a thread with photos on how to do it.

It usually takes as long or longer trying to change the hose with the bracket in place as it does to remove the bracket and then change the hose.

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I cant believe anyone could get that hose out without removing the bracket. I would pay to see that done! I also had to loosen all the power steering pump bolts and move it a little to get the bracket out.

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I had to cut mine out with a box cutter. It was a pain to get to.

I cant believe anyone could get that hose out without removing the bracket. I would pay to see that done! I also had to loosen all the power steering pump bolts and move it a little to get the bracket out.
Thanks man that is exactly what I needed.

About how long did it take you?

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Thanks man that is exactly what I needed.

About how long did it take you?
At least a few hours a day for 3 days. It was kind of a puzzle the first time. Im not the fastest but it was a lot easier getting it back together. I also did my valve cover which did slow everything down trying to pry it past the AC line and then having a bunch of dirt fall in there when it came out, had to clean that up with a vacuum and a rigged up attachment to get in those small areas. Getting the bolts loose on the power steering was time consuming as well. Having a clutch fan I had to work around was not helping either.
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Ok so we are talking about 6ish hours

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If you leave the alternator and the AC compressor on the mount, and take the 3 power steering mounting screws out you can pick up the whole housing and swap the bypass hose. Take 1 1/2-2 hours makes life a lot easier.

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Coolant bypass hose. Often neglected when changing hoses because it's hard to get to. Usually where the hose ruptures and leaves you stranded haha
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Coolant bypass hose. Often neglected when changing hoses because it's hard to get to. Usually where the hose ruptures and leaves you stranded haha
Lucky mine did it right after I finished putting my lift on, and most of the tune up until I did the sea foam treatment through the vacuum line.

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Also changed the upper radiator hose when I broke it. Probably gonna change the lower soon.

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If you leave the alternator and the AC compressor on the mount, and take the 3 power steering mounting screws out you can pick up the whole housing and swap the bypass hose. Take 1 1/2-2 hours makes life a lot easier.
That might work. Be careful of the wires on the AC lines. I bent one just a little bit and it fricken snapped! Now no AC for the time being.
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