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#4072182 - 07/28/20 06:55 PM A/C orifice
larrys Offline

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can you tell me the better of the two UAC EX 7000C A/C Orifice Tube

Four Seasons 38639 Orifice Tube also I can not remember the location that it is inserted in the 2004 grand marquis.
2004 stock grand marquis

#4072252 - 07/29/20 11:32 AM Re: A/C orifice [Re: larrys]
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Looks like the 1st one is a variable orifice tube, which does have some advantages over a fixed one like possibly improving performance at low RPM. I put a variable orifice tube in my '98 when I replaced my accumulator, I didn't really see any difference. It works better than it did before with the OE fixed orifice, but the AC wasn't working 100% properly to begin with due to the accumulator leak so its not really a true comparison of equals. I mean, it works great, just not sure if the variable orifice tube really made any difference or if it would work just as well had I replaced it with a new fixed tube. I'm not going to change it again either way.

AFAIK, the orifice tube is in the same location on a '03+ as it is on a '79-'02, it should be in the lower line going into the evaporator housing. There's a quick disconnect fitting where the AC hose attaches to the evaporator and the orifice tube is in the evaporator side of that connection.

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#4072262 - 07/29/20 01:06 PM Re: A/C orifice [Re: larrys]
larrys Offline

Registered: 06/09/07
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Loc: md
2004 stock grand marquis


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