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What part is this? AC/Condenser Line Connection

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ztwatson, May 16, 2022.

  1. May 16, 2022 at 7:21 AM
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    ztwatson

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    I was told by the previous owner that the AC will leak out over the course of a few days. I charged it with UV Dye Refrigerant and have yet find anything obvious. This part looks pretty trashed and seems like an obvious leak point. Does anyone know what this part is called and where to find a replacement? This on the passenger side upper corner of the condenser.

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  2. May 16, 2022 at 8:14 AM
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  3. May 16, 2022 at 8:59 AM
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    that just looks like a bracket to hold the refrigerant line, unless you see UV dye coming from that area, I would move onto something else. That said, a complete condenser replacement may include that part, and they aren't too expensive. Denso (aftermarket) makes one. No idea how much the price has gone up lately tho.
     
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  4. May 16, 2022 at 9:02 AM
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    That's the line that goes across the condenser to your drier and the other end connects to a line that goes to the evaporator.

    I did some research and found three part numbers for the same line:

    8871604120
    8871604280
    8871604122
     
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  5. May 16, 2022 at 10:56 AM
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    Oops, looking at the picture again, it looks like the line from the drier to your evaporator is the issue. Three part numbers again, not sure what the differences are if any:

    8871604112
    8871604111
    8871604270

    Here's a diagram as well for you

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  6. May 16, 2022 at 11:40 AM
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    Appreciate everyone's input. I am thinking this looks like part number 88718-04070. I believe that is merely a bracket that holds the line from the low (?) pressure line to the drier. Which would mean there shouldn't be an potential leakage coming from this rusted part.

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  7. May 16, 2022 at 5:45 PM
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    Well I think I found the leak. Curiously the liquid does not show up with UV light. Not sure what is going on there but this leak wasn't there yesterday. Thinking this is part 88711-04060. Hoping that I might be able to just replace the gaskets/rings that are there but if not it looks like I need to buy that entirely new part. Any thoughts?

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    I think the leak is in your condenser unfortunately. There's an o-ring seal between the two aluminum blocks that join the hose to the condenser, one has a hole and the other has a tube with an o-ring that fits into the hole. It could be coming out there, but it looks like most of the oil is building up around where the mating piece joins the condenser core. It's pretty easy to pull the condenser, take off the plastic sleeves it sits in and look for damage.
     
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  9. May 18, 2022 at 6:57 PM
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    Anyone think it is a bad call to try for a junkyard condenser? There is one nearby and it might have one.
     
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  12. May 19, 2022 at 9:42 AM
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    Always replace the drier when you open up an A/C system as it can become ineffective when exposed to air for a long time. I've always changed the expansion valve as a preventative measure since the system is drained and if you're replacing all the o-rings you're right there anyway.
     
  13. May 19, 2022 at 10:39 AM
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