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Old June 12th, 2013, 07:05 PM   #1
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AC Valve

My buddy has the same Accord, his valve on his AC line that is on the passenger side strut tower is bad. Is this valve able to be replaced or does that entire line assembly have to be replaced? I've never messed with any AC lines/valves before and figured I'd check with you guys first.

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Old June 12th, 2013, 07:26 PM   #2
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You usually replace the section of line with the shrader valve, hopefully it's cheap. My buddy just did that on his tahoe, low side shrader was leaking so he replaced that section. Only cost him $52.
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Old June 12th, 2013, 07:34 PM   #3
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I thought so, looks like it retails for $62. I was just curious because of some valve kits for AC I saw at advanced auto. Didn't know if we could use something like that.
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Old June 14th, 2013, 04:21 AM   #4
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With the right tools/ parts you can actually remove that pin inside which sometimes gets damaged and leaks if improperly tampered with. This can be illegal or is most likely illegal as 134a ac coolant will leak out. You pull the old one out done correctly by the book. And replace it with the brand new sealed one and your golden. I made it sound easy but it's far from easy if your not a certified mechanic with the proper ac disposal/ containment equipment on hand.
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Thank you, well the job seems to have fallen in my hands. He damaged the valve when was charging the system after he replaced the compressor. So now its up to me to either fix the valve or replace that section of line. Just trying to figure out which method would be more doable for a diy'er.
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Take the car to a shop which is small and only 1-2 mechanics do the work. Not only that but a shop which are more known to fix up and restore classic cars. As long as they aren't too old, roughly in there 30s 40s. To replace that valve the 134a needs to be pulled and stored for your safety/ health and to abide by the federal law. It's a federal offense to discharge r134a into the atmosphere. Anyway it shouldn't cost you more than $50 and more like $40 tops possibly. Go to the shop bring the replacement valve you already purchased and received. Tell them you want to old one removed and the new one installed. Tell them you have $40, I want this done.

Or if your on a hell of a budget maybe try $30 because mechanics don't usually do anything for less than $30. That way you will abide by federal law and the problem will be fixed properly/ professionally/ and legally.

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Old June 14th, 2013, 01:45 PM   #7
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Alright thank you. I will let him know about that. This way sounds a lot easier for me, haha.
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