Disconnect lines to rear a/c...

Disconnect lines to rear a/c...

Postby friendlyphotog [OP] » March 27th 2009, 4:56pm

I don't use the rear a/c and would like to disconnect the freon lines that go to it or cap them off somehow. Anybody know if this can be done and where to get the parts? Thanks...
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Re: Disconnect lines to rear a/c...

Postby tnhillbilly » March 29th 2009, 11:47am

Hi friendlyphotog, I know you said you don't use the rear air but is there any other reason for wanting to unhook it? If the a/c lines are taken loose you will loose your refrigerant or freon charge and get air in the system. It would have to have a vacuum pulled and be re-charged. I wouldn't recommend doing it but that is just my :2: .
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Re: Disconnect lines to rear a/c...

Postby gtkane » March 29th 2009, 7:08pm

You would have to buy a set of hoses designed for "front A/C "only.
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Re: Disconnect lines to rear a/c...

Postby friendlyphotog [OP] » March 29th 2009, 10:45pm

I have a leak in the system and just want to eliminate all the excess hose and connections. I drive alone in the van and don't use the rear at all... I saw some "block off caps" designed for the Suburban at at site called "rayeveritt.com" but they didn't know if the caps would work on the Astro system or not. I looked at a service manual for the Astro and it looks like it could be a pretty simple procedure if I can get the right caps or plugs...

Thanks for your input...
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Re: Disconnect lines to rear a/c...

Postby tnhillbilly » March 30th 2009, 2:02am

You might try a home hvac dealer. I know they have caps but I don't know if they would have the right ones. If it comes to it, you can get an o-ring kit at a parts store and get hoses from the junkyard for one without rear air.
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Re: Disconnect lines to rear a/c...

Postby bkzxclusive » May 9th 2009, 9:18pm

GTkane, where can i find this set of hoses, i also want to eliminate my rear AC and use the space for secondary battery, my high pressure line going to the rear evaporator has a hole and is leaking all my freon. Plz Help, i would like front AC only.
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