Chrysler Front Wheel Drive Cars 6-CYL 1988-1995 Repair Information

Fixed Orifice Tube

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION Premier and Monaco

See Figure 1

  1. Have the refrigerant discharged from the system by a qualified professional mechanic using an approved recovery/recycling machine.
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  3. Remove the condenser-to-evaporator refrigerant line as described earlier.
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  5. Insert the Fixed Orifice Tube Removal Tool (6146) or equivalent into the liquid line.
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  7. Turn the tool clockwise to engage the tabs on the fixed orifice tube.
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  9. Remove the tool and the fixed orifice tube from the liquid line.
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If the tool (6146) will not remove the tube, the tube may be broken.

If this is the case, screw the threaded T handle (Tool 6147 from the A/C Tool Kit 6125) into the fixed orifice tube. Pull the tube from the refrigerant line.

To install:
  1. Position the fixed orifice tube tabs into the Fixed Orifice Installation Tool 6145 or equivalent.
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  3. Slide the orifice/tool assembly into the liquid line until the fixed orifice tube encounters indentations in the liquid line (when the tool fully stops against the liquid line).
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Fig. Fig. 1: Use the special tool to extract and install the fixed orifice tube-Premier and Monaco

  1. Remove the tool.
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  3. Install the condenser-to-evaporator refrigerant line.
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  5. Have the air conditioning system evacuated and recharged by a qualified professional mechanic using an approved machine.
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