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Unread 08-06-2010, 08:55 PM   #1
m361
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A/C Problem

NEW MEMBER AND JEEP OWNER!I have a 1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport (TJ) w/ the 4.o I-6 engine. I just purchased it 3 days ago so I don't know much about it. After driving today, I noticed an oilly fluid with a green tint on the top of the front passenger fender. When I opened the hood, the same fluid was sprayed on the underside of the hood and the battery area. It appears that the larger hose on the A/C accumulator has pulled out of the pipe fitting it was attached to and the fluid came out of the hose. There is still a metal clip on the hose. The A/C now only blows warm air. Can I just put that hose back into the pipe or is this gonna require a more extensive/expensive repair?

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Unread 08-07-2010, 12:36 AM   #2
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You are going to have to get a new end crimped onto the hose and then get a new accumulator ($45) then if you live in a state that you can buy refrigerant do it yourself (about $20) or have a shop do it. Also do not turn on your A/C or your defroster until you have fixed it otherwise your compressor could get damaged.
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Unread 08-07-2010, 07:39 AM   #3
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You are going to have to get a new end crimped onto the hose and then get a new accumulator ($45) then if you live in a state that you can buy refrigerant do it yourself (about $20) or have a shop do it. Also do not turn on your A/C or your defroster until you have fixed it otherwise your compressor could get damaged.
You will also want to have the system evacuated after you have the line and the accumulator replaced. Anytime the system is open like that, its also advised to have the orifice tube replaced.
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Unread 08-07-2010, 10:40 AM   #4
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Thanks for the help on that. Looks like its gonna be a bit more extensive/expensive that I thought. Probably better leave this one to the pros.
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