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Has anyone replaced the Low side A/C line? How much work is involved?

My car recently developed a leak and I took it in to the dealer. THey diagnosed it today and found the leak in the low side line. they said it's about $1k to fix it, $2xx in parts, the rest are labor and recharge A/C.

and worst yet, it takes 1 week to get the parts. is there any aftermarket line available? Rock auto doesn't seem to carry any of the a/c lines for supra.

I looked at TSRM but there's no mentioning about the A/C lines in A/C section. :confused:
 

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Wow... I'm the wrong business.

If you can get the parts, replacing is quite easy which may or may not required removal of the front bumper.

Single turbo car?

You can get it recharged for under $100 post repair. I suggest while you have it apart to replace all o-rings in the A/C system. This will just prevent future issues as I did this when I rebuilt my engine.

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yeah screw them. it's actually $13xx + tax. I talked to them just now, they dont even know what needs to be removed to get to it. i'm taking the car back.

car is stock twin btw.
 

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Yeah forget that. Low-side lines are much easier to replace than the high-side hard lines, but nothing in the A/C system is 6-8 hours of labor unless you're talking about expansion valve or evaporator and the dash has to come out to get the A/C unit out.

I'd ask for an itemized list of labor charges.. $11xx for labor is nuts for a ~1-2 hour job at most.
 

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good luck finding replacement a/c lines, i don't believe they are available from Toyota. another option is to find the leak and repair it. a small handheld blow torch and solder can repair a pin hole.
 

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Replace the drier while the system is open....maybe the expansion valve too. Def do all the orings...take it to an a/c specialist, may just be an oring to begin with.

I replaced my lines a few years ago, wasnt bad at all.
 

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It was a bad idea to take it to the dealer. most of the techs are barely older than my car....
the service advisor said "u have a lot of aftermarket parts, it takes a long time to remove them..." the only thing I have is a FMIC and even the airbox is oem.

Just picked it up and paid $140 diagnostic fee. took it to another shop that I usually go to for other stuff, they have a/c equipment.


I'll have the shop go over all the seals / o-rings. thanks guys
 

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I only had one tech that I would trust with my car but sadly he passed away a few years ago. Toyota techs of today dont have the training to work on a Supra anymore than any general tech out there.
 

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In my 15 years working on cars I have never had a faulty ac line. Charge it up with some dye and find out for sure where it's leaking. 90% of the ac repairs I do are condensers and high/low side valves. In that order. Then compressor and compressor lines/manifold seals. Make sure to pull a vacuum on the system after you have it open. Replacing the drier is always recommended but in my experience, generally not necessary if your system has been otherwise healthy.
 
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