1985-1992 Fleetwood, 1993 Sixty Special, All FWD Forum Discussion, 1991 Deville Accumulator hose removal question in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; I have some AC experience as a Dad that keeps 6 cars running. Over time, I have retrofitted, replaced compressors, ...
- 06-20-13 10:46 PM #1Cadillac Owners Member
- Automobile(s): 1991 Deville
- Join Date
- May 2010
- Nashville, TN
I have some AC experience as a Dad that keeps 6 cars running. Over time, I have retrofitted, replaced compressors, accumulators, condensers, orings and so on. But, this Deville's compressor is bad and I have begun the work. The car was retrofitted from R12 to HC134a sometime back. When I went to replace the accumulator, I think it is the OEM accumulator due to the sticker reading R12. I used my tools to break the hose connection and that was difficult. I was able to loosen the hose fitting about a quarter turn and it tightened. It does not want to loosen any further. Could be why the original accumulator is still on the car.
Question: any ideas how to get the darn hose loose? Thanks for any advice.
Having received none, I plan to replace the manifold hose at the same time as the accumulator. I suspect the oring is twisting back on itself.
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